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    Taumarunui

    Hi everyone,


    Im fairly new to hunting (5-6 years) and spend a few weeks in Taumarunui each year hunting on private land for reds. Well this week was just one of those weeks on the calender and with high hopes set off for a weeks hunting. On arrival the land owner told us his son had bagged himself a 16 pointer a week before with a impressive head. So within the first hour of hunting I came across a deer arse on to me. Raised the rifle and waited for a side on shot which came after a minute or so. Deer hits the deck, beauty! Unfortunately it was a very young stag which I should have left (still learning), but after having the back steaks later in the week my attitude has changed somewhat to suite the taste buds.

    Three other hunters in my cabin over the week manged a few deer each consisting of a young stag, several hinds, and a fawn. Highlights for me were watching two hinds feeding on a face and settling down to relax in the afternoon sun. A 10 pointer was spotted by a experienced hunter and a bullet sent on its way to only not connect (rare for this hunter) with its intended target. In his frustration he took a shot and missed a hind (very rare). Some stick was given over the camp fire that evening but he finally redeemed himself on the last day with a hind.

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    Nice work there Rusky welcome to the forum as well. do you pay to get on the private block to hunt.

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    Welcome to the Forum Rusky. Nothing wrong with taking a nice young stag. They are great eating as you found.
    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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    Don't feel bad about shooting a young stag. Every deer is a trophy when you are starting out. As long as you are not wasting them.

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    Well done mate, what a textbook shot for that first one! I'm glad you've had some good eating this season
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    Welcome Rusky

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    Cheers guys. Mucko, yes we pay to go hunting on this block. And yes its fair game if your trying to connect the dots.

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    welcome rusky great job
    BURN BABY BURN
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    Nice stuff. Looks like a really nice place. Good animals. Well done and welcome.

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    Good result Rusky, welcome....
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Good vibes on this forum so far, may it continue that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusky View Post
    Good vibes on this forum so far, may it continue that way.
    It will Rusky. By and large they are a bloody good bunch on here. Watch out for the old bugger with the similar handle.
    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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