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    Sunday Arvo Wander

    Been having pretty average sleeps lately as am still shaking this woman flu and working night shifts. This morning I was up early to pick up the hung over other half from the airport then back to bed!

    But at mid afternoon when I woke up with the sun streaming in, I figured it'd be a waste of the day to not go for a walk.

    Off to spot x, hoping the goats had come down to the flats so I didn't have to bust my butt too much. Since I've put a lot of pressure on the north part of the farm, I headed south to the "Death Valley" - heaps of fallen Makara trees and steep, slippery bluffs.

    It wasn't long until I spotted a small black goat on a clearing. I took a prone position in the grass and waited for him to present side on but it wasn't to be. I'm really picky with my shots these days and I could have smoked him in the back but decided I was only after neck shots.

    Hung over hubby in toe, I headed closer. As we broke into the shorty loud scrubby deadfall, I regretting wearing shorts desire the hot weather!!! Further sidling around and out popped a nanny on the adjacent face.

    I hummed and hawed about the shot, remembering my promise to myself about clean neck shots only. I sat down on the steep bluff cutting down to the river, zoomed in my scope, calmed my breath and with an exhale I squeezed off the shot.

    I'd instructed the man to cover his ears and watch my shot but there was no need really. At only 80m away, she slumped in a heap instantly.

    We went back out the way we came and stumbled across more goats on the ridge. I stalked within 10m of them but know my close range shots are shit! With one wrong step on a twig, they ran into some gorse. Too hard basket for me!!!

    Back down the hill and I grabbed the fella and we set off to find my nanny. I took the lead and without much effort found the small break in the Broom where my goat lay. I navigated the fringe of gorse and slipped down to stand beside her. I turned to pull her body up and OUCH!!!!! Was there a hot, sharp wire hidden in the scrub? I looked back and discovered that is been slashed across the thigh and bum cheek with some flippin' Onga Onga!!!!!

    A difficult slog back up through the Broom commenced. At a small clearing I gutted her and made her into a pikau.

    Processing in the dark and now home to nurse my burning leg and bum. Good day though - plenty of meat for the farmers dogs and back straps to be made into curry for yours truly. Enjoy.






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    I can't go edit my post for my auto correct fails bit I'm pretty sure you guys get the drift. Man, this nettle burn sucks


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    Good times.

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    Well done
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    Awesome work!

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    Excellent Dougie.
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    Well done Dougie, you earned that one!!!!!
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    Goods skills Dougie ,I'd be taking those hind quarters too .Get you a couple of roasts out of each .Nettle burn : Not sure weather we used Meths or vinegar to ease the burn / pain.I normally get hit on the backs of my hands 1st,but where ever it ain't pleasant .
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    Lovely!

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    Good work Dougie. Get your man to kiss the burn better.
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    Nice one, Next time look for a doc plant and rub the affected area with one of its leafs.

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    @Dougie, for the love of dog, PLEASE remove that sticker from the stock. seeing it on the photos just drives me completely schizo

    and keep the back and front wheels for roasts, nanny that size is good eating...
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    Hey dougie that looks like it might of had a nice skin, you should have a crack at tanning one. Just did one myself last week it came out awesome.. Now got a deer skin out to dry from last weekend

    Theres a lot of onga onga around these ways, especially in the rimutakas and haurangis!

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    Yeah I didn't even think about the skin at the time to be honest which is a bit of a shame now! It's in the burning bin... Big goat, she's all dog food now cept the back steaks which I kept. I saw a good 10-15 more animals and many little ones which are much better for human consumption!


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