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Thread: 40 days without hunting...

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    40 days without hunting...

    I just got back from the USA on Saturday after 28 days helping with Californa's worse ever Wild Fire season. That was the longest time I've been without hunting for a very long time. I gave myself a couple of days with the family and then hit the Haurangis, with a mate yesterday.

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    I'll chuck a few of the USA game photos together and make another video; we saw Black Tail, Bears, Elk and heaps of other small game. Spent one night in my tent 500 yards from a mob of 100 Elk, the bull bugled most of the night, in the morning I stalked up to within 200 yards of a mob of 30 cows and calves (is that what they called?) having a swim in the lake. Good times!

    The Americans were amazing, so thankful, helpful, friendly and grateful. The Mendicino Complex (the Ranch and River Fires), where I spent the first 14 day shift was the largest fire in Californian history; it took me 3 hours to drive back to camp some nights (one night through one the Sitka founders fathers Ranch; I met them both). I visited the Kuiu store; it was very sad to hear that Jason had taken his own life only 10 days later.

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    Good on ya mate.
    Hope you didn't get too singed.
    Those fires looked bloody dangerous back here in NZ.
    Well done to you and our guys that went over to help.

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    That man disserves a speights !! , top bloke .
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    good on you hope we don't ever get anything like that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
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    Good on ya mate.
    Hope you didn't get too singed.
    Those fires looked bloody dangerous back here in NZ.
    Well done to you and our guys that went over to help.
    Thanks WallyR - it truely was a team effort and yes the fires were big; but the Americans really know how to manage them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    That man disserves a speights !! , top bloke .

    Sh*t I had a Corona! Or two. :-)

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    good on you hope we don't ever get anything like that here.

    Too right; but at least we now have 40 fire fighters that have some experience managing larger fires.

    We learnt so much and saw more fire than we would in a few years here.

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    You certainly deserve a break after fighting those huge fires, nice to see you nailed a nice spiker. Well Done.
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    Awesome stuff mate,...kudos to you and the boys for the huge effort.My boy was on standby to head down that way,seems they had more than enough towards the end.....the elk,I laughed at that.....during the no hunt season,you can just about whisper in ther3 ears,...hunting season,..FUCK!!! Nowhere to be found!,,,,

    I have a cow tag for November hunt,Oregon,Silvies unit Burns Oregon.....will hopefully send you a few photos...

    Congrats on your efforts in CA,great to hear your back safe,...(with the rest of the boys)
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    On ya Craig. Good to see you came back unscathed.
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    Well done mate, on so many levels......
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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    Awesome stuff mate,...kudos to you and the boys for the huge effort.My boy was on standby to head down that way,seems they had more than enough towards the end.....the elk,I laughed at that.....during the no hunt season,you can just about whisper in ther3 ears,...hunting season,..FUCK!!! Nowhere to be found!,,,,

    I have a cow tag for November hunt,Oregon,Silvies unit Burns Oregon.....will hopefully send you a few photos...

    Congrats on your efforts in CA,great to hear your back safe,...(with the rest of the boys)
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    Could have shot these out the window if the F250!

 

 

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