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Thread: Up to some shenanigans again!

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    Up to some shenanigans again!

    I had the pleasure to catch up with my "GOOOOD" friend @Boaraxa early last week and he "told me" to call him to organise a walk over the weekend, so i did.
    We meet up at the same "Bat" spot at the chosen "Bat" time and off we went. "I" just figure out that the day light is quiet "late" these days and as we arrive in the "Bat" hunting spot we still have time for a catch up and some planning as the wind was at that point "all over the place". Plans hatched and off we went, i haven't been for a walk for a while and my already poor fitness is even worse, lol. Up the hill we went and everything looks "quiet" in the animal side, we in a great spot where both of us have shot deer and nothing to be seen, an awesome sunrise in the horizon paid for the hole day out, Oh!!! hang on, till the rainbow show up for a display. And then we walk and walk, hahaha, not far way at all till i shout, "STOP, DEER" he stop looked at me and kind ask, "What are you talking about?" i knew and say, "right in front of you, right there…" he looks ahead and "Ha!!!" there was what i thought was a hind, he said was a yearling but after a quick look through the bins he identify it was an "wonky" deer, it was a spiker with a short stump in one side and an ugly dropped antler in the other side, he quick said, "shoot it, it is ugly and deserves to be taken out of the "gem"", before he finish the sentence i was "locked and loaded", ready to fire off hand Boaraxa suggest me to use his shoulder as rest and i didn't hesitate, within no time i "barely" rest my little Bergara B14 Hunter over his shoulder and "BANG"!!! FLOP!!! "Good shot" given and that little laugh the way it went and off we went to find it. about 70-80 meters away there was the poor ugly thing, really bad "head", with a close inspection before the "photos" we found it had been broke right in the skull, bellow the "coronet" under the skin, some guesses about what cause it and Boaraxa use his amazing skills to gut it so we could keep going.
    Another 5-600 meter and we off again glassing, unbelievable that nothing more was seen, the shot before was very quiet and the good breeze on our face make it "perfect" ut no other deer was seen.
    Boaraxa set a camera in his special spot and i keep glassine till i found a hind at 560meters away. Because i already shot my meat animal he was looking for his big boy, a deer who is "dodging" him for while and still do.
    The sun is up and off to the next gully we went, still nothing to be seen, back to the spot where i shot my deer and the "hunt" start, where is it??? we didn't plot in the gps or telephone where it was, few minutes and i call him, "it is here"! We make a "backpack" and i start the painful carry of the "beast", i have a bad hip and back and it start to hurt quiet a bit, so after about 50-60 meters i call and i must stop and i pretty much "crash" seat… LOL, here he is laughing at me and saying, "only another 200meter now, you have made a good start", "bastard"!!! and we both crack laugh. He help me to get on my feet once again and another 70-80meters was gained before i stop again, another chat and laugh and i "barely" made to the start of the track.
    I pretty much said to Boaraxa, you can go and get the truck as i "recover" from the short walk.
    Phill(Boaraxa) is just an amazing friend and after a little while as he stalks his way back the view of his truck is a bliss and a "pain killer" to my eye.
    Back in to town we approach my car for a swap and for "my" surprise there was my car parked wrongly along side the road… More laughs and off we went to a more appropriated place for the "carcass" swap.
    Well, once again my dear friend provide an awesome morning out there doing it.
    Thank you heaps Phill, you know how much i appreciate.

    Mac
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    Wheres the pics!??
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    Opss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PERRISCICABA View Post
    I shot one similar with a broken pedicle once, the antler was swinging around the side of his head and bone was grating inside(not healed) his arse end was like a pin cushion and he had a piercing right threw one of his testicles!....he had had a sound thrashing by a more dominant stag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I shot one similar with a broken pedicle once, the antler was swinging around the side of his head and bone was grating inside(not healed) his arse end was like a pin cushion and he had a piercing right threw one of his testicles!....he had had a sound thrashing by a more dominant stag.
    Was he wearing a studde collar and black toe nail varnish, and answered to the name of Zeb? Goth Deer by chance
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    That's one wonky spiker alright, won't affect the meat though, should taste good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    They may be “related” @Thar!?!?
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    Hard case very similar.
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    nice write up , cheers
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    All Good buddy pleased the freezer will be well stocked for the winter , bloody good reminder today sometimes its all to easy to be looking way over there & not looking at what is rite in front of you...good shot 2 rite under the throat .
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    A bit more "shenanigans"…
    My friend @Boaraxa once again making couple faces happy. Back to his "Spot X" for a stroll and this time he brought his "middle" daughter with him, she is a fire cracker and a tough little girl, just like dad! I was picked up about 3:30 in the afternoon and of we went, after a little drive and a lot of little conversations coming and going we hit the walking ground, after cross few "gorse" bushes Boaraxa little girl was a bit off with that but not off at all with the hunt itself, few minutes walking and Boaraxa stop and point her a hind at about 30meters from us, it stood there for few seconds before decide it had enough and bolt away… another few minutes and here we go, "the little girl" ask when we will see a deer and without excitation there was a hind and a fawn, we stop and watch, i was told to shoot the fawn as they are a good size and we can keep "mum" for next season… ranged 200 meters, no position to shot just yet and we keep watching it for quiet few minutes, the little girl is inpatient and keep asking when we will shoot it, if we will shoot it and "common shoot it daddy". Them for some reason "I" cant explain (as i am quiet pathetic in find deer) i start to find deer amongst the bushes, another hind and fawn, this time at 230meter and laying down… the first pair disappeared over the bushes by now and the game is changing, light is getting less and less and i spot a stag… I call it a 8 point and Boaraxa is sure it is only 6 either way he wasn't the target specie so he was safe. Back to the hind and fawn and start the talk about how and from where to shot it, i decide to use Boaraxa rifle as a "monopod" stick, i hold my rifle agains it and between shoot or no shoot, wobbly and steady, heavy breathing and hold breath i squeeze the trigger, i lost sight of it but my "partner in "crime"" was confident i hit it but not sure how well it was, a funny cough and the other then 2 hinds desapear amongst the bush, of we go, a quick walk and the question is "where is it???" i walk one way and Boaraxa and his daughter another and surely they found the little "hand bag" under a bush. The shot was not NEAR from where i aim but "JUST" enough to damage the lungs and drop it, well with the rest i had and my "skills" that poor (yummy) fawn was very unlucky… meat taken and back in the almost dark to the truck, that little girl never for a moment complain about anything and what a little caracter she is, well done Boaraxa for such great kids.
    Another short drive and back to "civilisation" we are, cant thank you Boaraxa for the great time i had and for such great company we had this walk.

    Thank you dear friend.

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    Those young deer are sure nice eaters, the one I got last weekend is melt in your mouth material, had back steak the other night...yum.
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    Was an enjoyable walk buddy , sun going down ,light breeze good company and deer in our sights , o coff coff er the fawns arnt really fawns now the term I use (no not bambi ) would be weener they very in size but there’s some quite large ones getting around so why not lower them & leave mum to have another next year.
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    easier to carry and very tasty, Nice work
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