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Thread: Out and about!

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    Out and about!

    I have been very slow in my hunting because my unfitness and health issues(my good old back), but my good friend @Boaraxa has been VERY kind in look after me and take me for couple walks now and then, so big thank you to you "Boaraxa".
    Just reporting that he once again take me on a little mission where we went to an awesome spot called "spot X"… LOL not really, but was an awesome place as per photo bellow, unfortunately the nearest deer we saw was at 6 meters and like any other time it was beside the access road as we dove past and both guns were at the back seat unready, past that the next near deer was at an amazing 900 meters away, unfortunately no go for the 308 and even less the 243 at gust winds of 30+ km/h.
    Anyway, he take me out again the next morning and after a 20 min walk and "30 min recovery for me" he did it again, he blow a nice yearling and blood his new rifle.

    Well, i just want to say another massive thank you to you Boaraxa for be such a great friend and keep up with me… and thank you for share that meat with me too, very much appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    Awesome! What amazing country. Good on you getting out there!
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    Cool man. That's a sweet spot
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    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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    And good to see forum members looking after each other
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    All good mac , im thinking this weekend ..Friday could be the go, get in & out before the weekend ...going to have to teach you how to crop out skylines lol
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    Beaut looking country alright, certainly lends itself to long range shooting. Nice looking eater you picked up. Well done guys.
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    gotta love places like that its like standing on the top of the world
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    So I mentioned above that Friday could be the go but unfortunately I had to cancel due to an emergency ...the bait where running with the new moon and seen as how they can stop just as quick I selfishly scratched , so the next best day was monday , Mac was chomping at the bit to slay something in de boosh with his new 6.5 creed more, so arraigned a 5.30 start which as it turns out was just late enough as its pretty light now at 6, so on the way in on a previous trip I had some deer run off in front of the truck not wanting to be caught out a second time we where more prepared but after cruzing through the more promising country I said to mac "bloody typical if the gun was on the back seat and bolt in the glove box we would have seen a deer" as we rounded a bend ooo there is 4 running away !!! but they where to quick & disappeared into the scrub so we carried on past a point where the track gets quite bumpy it was well light by this stage when I glanced over a small gut to see a deer watching us on the edge of a clearing mac got the x hairs on it but it bounded into the bush & just as quick as it disappeared it reappeared at the shot it was poleaxed & no wonder it was a great shot straight through its neck at 80M & the bonus I backed the truck rite upto it !!
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    so it was 6.30 still early enough to catch something out in the open we parked the truck up & quietly wondered along up a ridge spotting a couple of stags one looked quite dark & mature so opted to leave them as given the chance I prefer to shoot hinds so we carried on along the ridge pushing through monkey scrub / tussock & manuka at one stage we heard an animal crash off & then the fog came in & we could only see 80 odd meters but I wanted to get closer to a nice face & park up to glass not long after we spotted a spiker mac ranged it at 450m so ducking down we closed the gap to 250 but by the time we had done this he had moved off then I spotted him moving along a game trail , with no decent rest I fingered id see how much mac trusts me ...pisst mac stand here so using his shoulder as a rest ( he was steady to ) I lined up aiming a fraction high with the 308, crack I heard the wallop he ran 10 meters & toppled over , wicked so we both scored a choice meat animal & one of the better labour days iv had .
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    Also on the way in (still semi dark ) mac mentioned it looked like snow on the hills as it turned out it clematis , the old saying is when the clematis comes out its a good time to hunt.
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    Excellent work again guys, plenty of meat for the BBQ. Gotta love those easy back up to them deer. Need more of them alright.
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    Its good to see you are getting a few with your new Mauser. It looks the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Its good to see you are getting a few with your new Mauser. It looks the real deal.
    Yep I really like it the de cocker is the business & with the can on its so quite , been pretty much my go 2 since iv had it .

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    Well done, great photos and good read. Keep up the good work
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