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Thread: x2 deer - one shot!

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    x2 deer - one shot!

    Hunting the Motu on the weekend and following a long afternoon encamped waiting for a stag I was certain would show up, I started walking back to camp. On the way I kept a watch for movement but the light was going in the bush and I didn't think there was much chance of anything but carried on.
    After a time I spotted a deer sitting by the river and on inspection through the scope found there were x7 deer all settling down for the night. Amazingly enough I had clear vision through the scope so I took a good heart lung shot at the main subject, a large hind, as we were after meat animals. Following the shot when I saw my animal go down I walked down through the bush to it only to see it jump up and run away, obviously injured. It made it's way to the river and when crossing showed signs of being injured. I knew I hit a vital area and when it dissapered into the bush on the other side I had no chance of recovery that night.
    Back to camp and informing my mates of a possible kill we decided to look at first light tomorrow.
    Sure thing I had company in the morning and my son-in-law came with me. I showed him where I fired from, where the animal had been hit, where it ran to and where it crossed the river.
    Imagine my surprise to discover at the exact spot where the deer had been on firing, there was a dead spiker! I had definately aimed at a hind. My son-in-law had moved to the river and called out he had blood, on investigation and about half an hour later he found a dead hind 200 metres away up a creek bed.
    On examination of the animals we decided the bullet had shattered as it should on the first animal then travelled on with enough force to the next deer and killed that too.
    I can't make any claim to have attempted this circumstance nor to hasve ever expected this outcome.

    We were very happy to have x2 deer and they were dressed out accordingly along with another deer (my son-in-laws first)
    A very happy party with plenty of venison and lots of enthusaim to hunt here again and soon.
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    Mean, well done.

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    That was good fortune 100PA
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    I have witnessed a two for one before. Odd that your first managed to go 200m and the second dead right there.?

    Sounds like a good trip:thumbup:
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    Good stuff 1000PA! You sort have to do it all the time these days if the cost of factory ammo is anything to go by
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I have witnessed a two for one before.
    I have done it once here on the farm but it was not intended.
    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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    200 metres up a creek bed. That is a fair distance, good find!

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    Yes, finding it up the creek bed was very impressive, especially since the finder had never done that sort of thing before. He is a very astute man who says he's listened to us all talking about how we do things and decided he'd copy our style. He showed great dilligence and went far further than I'd have thought.
    I must say we couldn't wipe the grin off his face for the next 24hrs, made harder by his shooting his first deer the next day.
    Talk about encouraging your family to take up a great sport............
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    veitnamcam - I thought so too, and have no answer for it. The damage to the spiker was extensive however it showed the hind had taken most of the brunt of the bullet, the hit to her was also very extensive. I can only guess she lay still with the spiker and fled when she found me approach. How she got that far shows massive strength as she should have stayed where she was.

    I wish I had photos as they only bloke with a camera had flat batteries and was unable to take pictures!

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    Is the meat still good gutting them the next day?

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    Have seen this a couple of times before, mainly on fallow though.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnino View Post
    Is the meat still good gutting them the next day?

    Yeah as long as they haven't been lying in the sun for hours

    When in doubt, throw it out though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnino View Post
    Is the meat still good gutting them the next day?
    If what I used to get away with selling once or twice a few years ago is anything to go by I would not worry about it.
    Like Josh says as long as it wasnt in the sun to long and no meat is taken from around the wound or gut cavity it will be sweet.
    Even if clean shot and you do the best job in the world gutting them, they will still smell gutty if left over night.
    Nothing to worry about unless you have a grumpy stockman checking the carcass for sale.
    Last edited by R93; 19-11-2013 at 10:10 AM.
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    Yes the meat was fine, shot last thing in the evening the temp would be about 14 degrees but all in the shade. In the morning the temp was still cool and no sun struck the animals at all.
    We have left a carcass overnight before with no problems.
    As long as tghe flies don't get to any usable meat and the sun never touches the animal, it's OK.

 

 

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