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Thread: My First Deer for 2016

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    My First Deer for 2016

    Went out tonight at 8.30pm as it seems to be the right time to find deer grazing in our back paddocks. Got to 3/4 the way down our track and left the 4x4 and headed on foot to 1 of 2 spots that I have spotted them before.
    Had just stopped raining, and now there is a misty fog hanging around, visibility to about 80mtrs. Arrived at the first spot and sure enough I sight a young Rusa buck grazing about 70mtrs out.
    I slowly dropped behind a gate post as I'm on the crest of a 30degree incline so I have plain view of him but I'm out of his view. He hasn't been spooked by my arrival, so I take aim over open iron sights.
    I get the take the safety off, and take up the slack out of the trigger, one more second and I squeezed off the round, just as he moves forward. Too late the round takes him in the flank just before the rear quarter.
    He goes down and safety goes on, I'm up and off to finish the job, one shot to the head and he's done. Couldn't lift him into the ute so had to back the ute into a hollow and dragged him over to the ute and slid him into the ute.
    Fitted him into a wheelbarrow back at the house and took me and the mrs to haul him up by the back legs to process him.Name:  20160108_211621.jpg
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    Good skills.
    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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    They get a lot lighter if you take the guts out

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    They get a lot lighter if you take the guts out

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    Shhhhh. That is a secret VC?
    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!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    They get a lot lighter if you take the guts out

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    Hmm I would have except didn't bring the knife with me, hence the shot to the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natatale View Post
    Hmm I would have except didn't bring the knife with me, hence the shot to the head.
    Surely you had a staple
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    Bullet cartridge smashed flat with a rock gives it a edge for gutting
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    Well done mate, brilliant start to the year.....
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    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    well done mate i joined you and got a 12 pointer in velvet just on dark and man was it fat on the 7th may there be more
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