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Thread: DOC land hunt.

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    DOC land hunt.

    05:30 and we were on our way up the hill to some DOC land we'd visited the week before.
    There had been plenty of sign, but we hadn't seen any animals on that windy evening, so it had been decided to return for an early morning hunt.

    After a bit of a bush bash and a march up the hill we hit the tops, the grass still wet from rain in the night.

    The new spring grass was starting to push through and there was plenty of sign about from both pigs and deer...some of the sign very fresh, which made us optimistic.

    We continued along the bush edge stopping occasionally to glass the large clearings, the breeze was light but head on and taking any scent away from any animals up ahead.

    Stopping at the top of a rise to glass with some inquisitive cows watching us from the fence line, Steve spots a deer...then two, and they are ranged at just over 400 yards.
    We decide to close the gap and head off along the bush line out of sight of the deer, however one of the cows decides he's had enough of us and heads off at pace straight towards the deer, who are not amused and spook.
    We watch as they get nervous, stop feeding and group up...two deer now become 4!
    As they start moving off towards cover, Steve and I realise its now or never and drop down hill out of sight. We cover some quick yards and get to the next rise where we can see the deer heading up the hill.
    Steve ranges them at about 300 yards to the nearest deer and he's down to take first shot with me following up but with the deer still heading away.

    Steve drops the first with a high heart shot.
    I take a second with a neck shot as it wont stand broadside.
    We both put a round into a 3rd at just over 400 yards which goes down too and look at each other as Steve suggests 3 might be enough to carry out!

    07:30 and 3 deer on the ground!

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    It took until 17:00 to carry the 3 deer out to the truck with the gear but was worth the effort!

    20:00 and work is done for the day!

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    One of my 130 grain .270 Federal bullets which weighed 115 grains after recovery.

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    Did exactly what it was supposed to do and was recovered just under the skin on the far side of the rib cage.
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    Holyshitjesus, well done!!!!!!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    That is a good days work Matt. good on ya
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Excellent! So what's on the menu over the next wee while?

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    Good work!

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    Well done matt

    Who shot one in the arse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Who shot one in the arse?
    Naa, he musta skinned it with that chainsaw (to the left) in the pic

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    Premo work fullas.

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    What a day, well done guys. Earned a beer or two.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Well done, and I bet you're glad it over with too. My days of lugging out whole red stags are over as wear and tear is starting to tell on my knees and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Well done, and I bet you're glad it over with too. My days of lugging out whole red stags are over as wear and tear is starting to tell on my knees and back.

    kj
    +1 on that! ...........unless its handy
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    For the record the last one was 424 yards.
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    nice work!!!!!!

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    Those are some hearty choppers on the side of your mask mate!nice work againnice animals there.

 

 

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