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    My first deer hunt!

    So today was a very exciting day for me today as my brother borrow a rifle so we could look for a deer we got to our area just on light a walked over a ridge in to a scrubby gully we sat down to start looking and straight away up the creek stood a red hind and yearling!!!! My brother got me to lay down he passed me the rifle and made sure I hade a steady rest and told me where to aim and said so slowly squeeze off. The rifle went bang and the yearling reared uo and rolled down the hill!!!! I was so excited! My brother then grabbed the rifle and started whistling at hind when it finally stopped he was what seemed like a long way off but my brother took a big breath squeezed off and thump the just dropped! We were both very excited only 20 minutes in! We made a way point with the etrex madjon gave me! When we got to the yearling was 80 meters and the hind was just shy of 300!!! 275m my brother gutted them and he carried the hind 400 meters to the top of the ridge he had to have lots of breaks as the deer was huge he said his knees were giving in near the end and he’s carried some big pigs but says he’s never carried something as heavy as that bitch was his word haha I carried the rifle and gear up with him then we went back for the yearling and i had a few Carry with some help of course then he carried it the rest of the way we were both very excited and proud of each other! I wish I took my phone so I could get photos when I was there but I got some when I got home. I the boots from sako we’re so comfy and the knife from gonetropo gutted them easily! I want to try my new gas cooker from tikka to cook some of the meat! Hope I got names right ! I had a lot of fun but I do feel compassion for the deer as they both have there life for food but it probably a good thing to have sympathy surly? Name:  182FF7DD-5BF2-4F8D-8B24-B81905D25283.jpeg
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    Cool story, enjoy you new sport!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    That's great!

    Its a wonderful thing to have sympathy for your quarry.
    Never be ashamed to shed a tear or have an emotional lump in your throat about things you respect or love.

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    Great posting, really happy for you!

    And yes, sympathy and respect for animals is always right.

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    Fantastic. Using as much of the meat as possible shows respect for your quarry. Hopefully the first of many in a long hunting career.

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    Primo dude. You will be stoked. Enjoy the venison.

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    Good on you
    Have a look on how to butcher the animal in the net. Also a good article on how to butcher to carry in this months NZ hunter magazine page 81 here ya go! There are easier ways but for short walks this is good.
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    ps the words behind my thumb are. “So you can roll”. And “the head which only”.

    I usually take the neck off as it’s also a pain in thick bush.
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along
    I respect your beliefs but don't impose them on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    ps the words behind my thumb are. “So you can roll”. And “the head which only”.

    I usually take the neck off as it’s also a pain in thick bush.
    Thought after 4K of post you could stick the pick up the right way SS :-(
    Getting a saw neck reading that

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    Well done lad, congrats.

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    Good on ya mate ! Really awesome, you’ve got a good brother that’s for sure

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    awesome work boys!

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    Good stuff mate. Like tahr said, you should never be ashamed to feel some guilt and compassion for your quarry and you will be a better hunter by embracing those feelings. Youre on the board now but dont expect to get one every trip though!
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    Awesome

 

 

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