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Thread: Finally got the (scrub) monkey off my back!

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    Finally got the (scrub) monkey off my back!

    After a few years of taking a break from hunting, I decided to seize an opportunity to get back into the hills again and complete something I unknowingly started about 25 years ago.

    You see, without knowing it, when I started hunting I would move around trying new things, hunting new areas etc...and as time pasted I realised that I was close to getting one of every game species in nz. Well...nearly, everything except chamois.

    I just came out after 8 days hunting in the alps. The wind blew away my tent (while I was in it!). Then the sun fiercely burnt my skin after the cyclone cleared...but it all seams worthwhile now in retrospect.

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    It's not going to set a record, but I couldn't be happier to finally complete the set.
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    Well done.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    very awesome

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    Nice one! Sounds like a real adventure.

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    Nice, sambar and Rusa left for me (never hunted them)

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    Shot sir.
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    Good on you Kim! No 12+ point reds?
    More meplat, more better.

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    Wow! What a feat

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    Good stuff Kim, congrats. Good to see you back into it too.

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    Cheers guys, thanks for the kind words.

    Yes "plenty of deer in those there hills"...like seriously high numbers! But sadly nothing over 8 points were seen by the two of us, so we left them to grow.

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    Wow, congratulations mate
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    Awesome mate.....i can only dream of reaching that goal.....
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Awesome mate.....i can only dream of reaching that goal.....
    Hell yes, what is it like 7 deer and 2 alpine species? so 9 all up? I am at 3 deer species cant see it happening any decade soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Hell yes, what is it like 7 deer and 2 alpine species? so 9 all up? I am at 3 deer species cant see it happening any decade soon
    Im at two....that elusive Sika still giving me the finger.......
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Cheers guys.

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