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Thread: Labour Weekend Hunt

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Rural TeAwamutu

    Labour Weekend Hunt

    Went out to a local spot x. Got up when wife got up for work. A bit of toast n a kapu ti and was good to go.

    Iíd being out to this spot the weekend before but weather was so so. Much better this time. Kitted up with pack frame, couple museli bars n headed off.

    No real sign of anything until getting closer to a likely hotspot. Spotted a billy 50 odd metres away. Couldnít get a clear shot at its head/neck as it browsing amongst the supplejack so let it amble off. With the direction it was going I thought I could intercept further around the track. I did. Snuck up a little n got in behind a tree n waited for the billy to come out of the cover a bit. It did. I fired. I missed. Said billy took off...Chalk another one to experience.

    Carried on around to where there was a likely higher chance of spotting some more goats on some grass edges. Had a look from the cover , couldnít see anything. Stepped out, looking all the time. Spotted a animal 100 metres ish away. Stepped back into the cover to do a sneak and get closer. Was in closer contact to what Iíd seen earlier then off to my left another one pops itís head n is eye balling me.

    I take the bird in the hand approach. Itís all action stations. I take the shot. Bang, flop. Two more pop up, run past me n then stop wondering whatís going.
    Bang, another neck shot. Reload. Fire. Miss....oops operator error. Reload. Fire, neck shot again. Three for five. Not flash but Iíll take it... I drag the black one over for a photo.

    All are shot within 5-25 metres from me. Now the hard work happens. Guts out, hocks off then all gets tied to the pack frame for the carry out.

    Get back to the car. Iíll need to get better at balancing the load but is way more comfortable carrying this than trying to make a pack out of the animals.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Nice work,I would just take the good bits,fits way better in the pack that way.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Nice way to spend the day, a few curries there i would imagine.

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    May 2015
    top of the south
    Good effort, nice write up!
    I do prefer goat meat to venison, so much better curries
    Or you can stay within 300 yards and keep life a lot simpler.



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