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    First treble of the New Year

    Out hunting yesterday and nailed myself two nice Sika hinds and a calf. Was stalking through fields and saw them at the brow of the field waited for the to cross over to other side because was risky shot if I missed didnít know what was out the other side. The wait paid off and they crossed over and weíre on their way to the wood. When I got to high point I could only see the calf gave a call and he through the head up. 140 yards in the back of the head when I fired the shot the echo pushed the hind out of the wood and she came out 20 yard for wood line and hit her high neck as I was walking down I could see the third hind cross through trees and I shot her free hand about 100 yards at back of shoulder she ran about 40 yards and found her double lung and clipped the top of heart. Farmer was complaining about deer on his land so I sorted his problem and got some meet for my freezer and neighbors.

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    Nice job at lest it's warmed up a bit after last week. Noticed the Barn owl was out on the water meadow at 2.30 this afternoon.
    Must be hungry after all that snow. Now it's melted he needs to catch up on a feed. I would hazard a guess the deer are in the same boat.
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    Do yous not leave the gut bags heads where they lay ?

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    Good fatties they are. I see you have them hung by the back legs, I find that if I hang by the head or with a hook in the brisket the leg and saddle meat will be much more relaxed when it is cut up than if it is stretched out like a guitar string. Just my 2c

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    Nar Blisters it's a crowded we island and people get a little miffed. Usually depends on where you are and who's land your on. Could be any number of reasons.
    Where I stalk I'm lucky the land owner lets me leave it so long as it's out of site. The foxes clean it up pretty fast.
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    Well done on the sika... my favourite animal i like to hunt but i've normally shot them with my .223 though i have shot a few now with my .222 but have been using some reloaded 50 gr Hornady SP

    I'm curious as to what ammo / reloads are you using?
    Also curious as to minimum calibres you can use while hunting in Ireland as I heard that a .222 on Sika in Britain is forbidden... do you also get to use suppressors?

    Anyway... well done on the sika... some good meat there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Good fatties they are. I see you have them hung by the back legs, I find that if I hang by the head or with a hook in the brisket the leg and saddle meat will be much more relaxed when it is cut up than if it is stretched out like a guitar string. Just my 2c
    Yeah Iíve heard people hanging out of head and actually hooking in the back of rump as well probably better but have been hanging them that way.. change is hard 😂

    Blisters - thatís only the pluck out of one of the deer doing a bit of trapping good stuff to get them critters in the trap. Sideshow is right some people get upset itís all private here and mostly farm land and deer are known for TB.

    Seventenths - I think the more the minimum weight of bullet which is 55gr I think. But itís all about shot placement a .22 would put down a deer 100 yards in the head region. Iím using Sako .270 and using American whitetail 130gr. .223 is a good round also. Yeah I like Sika where you would hit a red or fallow and they would fall a sika would run they are a hardy deer. Yeah but when applying for your license you have to mark silencer on your application and give a good reason ie shooting around livestock (unusually putting down to save your hearing has been declined)
    A pen in an aristocrats hand is more dangerous then a rifle in a hunters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JONAS! View Post
    Yeah I’ve heard people hanging out of head and actually hooking in the back of rump as well probably better but have been hanging them that way.. change is hard ��

    Blisters - that’s only the pluck out of one of the deer doing a bit of trapping good stuff to get them critters in the trap. Sideshow is right some people get upset it’s all private here and mostly farm land and deer are known for TB.

    Seventenths - I think the more the minimum weight of bullet which is 55gr I think. But it’s all about shot placement a .22 would put down a deer 100 yards in the head region. I’m using Sako .270 and using American whitetail 130gr. .223 is a good round also. Yeah I like Sika where you would hit a red or fallow and they would fall a sika would run they are a hardy deer. Yeah but when applying for your license you have to mark silencer on your application and give a good reason ie shooting around livestock (unusually putting down to save your hearing has been declined)
    If you hang them by the head the meat is better and the skinning is superfast - just do your cuts on the ground, pull em up by the head. Tie a bit of bale twine around a good handful of neck skin that you have already started and a bit of rope or a chain onto the 4 wheeler and pull it off.

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    Nice shooting Jonas. Only treble I've ever shot is rabbits and possums.

 

 

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