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    Another nelson bush stag falls to the mighty 243

    Well, after taking a break last weekend after my successful trip down south thought it be rude not to have a go at a local deer when the weekend came around.

    I knew where a couple of deer were, and i really should of headed in either of those DOC spots but ive had a busy week at work, felt knacked and both required a fair walk so i decided to flag the hot spots.
    Where to go ....had a couple of spots close to town, always a chance of a deer there or a pig but ive been to both recently and i like to give new spots a go so a plan was hatched.
    Ages ago a pig hunter told me of a handy spot not many people go to and years ago when he hunted it there was always deer sign on a certain ridge.
    He went there for old times sake about 5 weeks ago and the dogs spooked a deer, he thought it was a stag as the smell was strong.
    I did tell PENGY about it and he should go for a look. He nearly went friday but decided not to so i decided if hes not going, i go for a look and check it out, see if its worth him having a look there and giving him any infor i might discover
    Its not the easiest spot to access, pretty steep but the going gets better when you gain some height.







    As soon as i walked into the bush i saw deer sign about two days old Smiley so i knew this spot was going to be worth a look or two.
    It was pretty windy, and i couldnt hunt it the way i wanted so i followed a ridge that headed back deep into the unknown and thought i follow that then make my way back higher up with the wind in my face.

    Scouting missions in new spots im more worried about finding sign than a animal as it normally takes a couple or 3 trips in to sort out where the animals are.
    There was sign alright, but apart from right at the start everything was a few weeks old with the odd bit maybe a week or so.
    No pig sign at all, no pig marks which did surprise me.
    After a couple of hours and heading in a better direction for the wind i was high up following a game trail when i see a couple of fresher marks.
    Going abit slower and creeping along i thought the marks didnt look too bad, the first real fresh sign ive seen.
    Well, you wouldnt believe it but as i was following the marks, the bush getting thick and you couldnt see far all of a sudden only a few feet in front of me as i take a bend i see the head of a stag smelling the ground!

    Shit, couldnt believe it, it was only 5-6 feet away at the most, rasied the trusty 243 and went to shut the bolt.
    Thats when it occured to me that shit, i have to shut the bolt and the stags that close he surely hear it so will he bolt and will i be quick enough. Shocked

    As i shut the bolt with the crosshairs on his shoulder he looked up but didnt bolt.
    Didnt give him a chance after that and BOOM and down he goes!






    As i stepped forward he tried to get up but he was hit hard so i wasted no time and put another one into him from 3 feet and he was mine.

    He was a scrubby 8 pointer, still looked abit like he was fuzzed up Shocked but was in reasonable nick for this time of year.








    I was pretty happy, great day out in a new spot, pack full of meat and another bush stag falls to the 243.

    Maybe my mate should of gone for a walk Grin Grin but i tell him the easy way and there is a deer closer to the carso hope he gets that L=http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/Jason_Boa/media/stag%20juction%20001_zpsef1mxzql.jpg.html][/URL]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Bloody poacher
    Maybe. But a good poacher would get a real caliber.😆

    Poo 4 3 couldn't even kill the thing at 5 feet😆


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    EBRG.
    Was going to mention that earlier but...........thought I'd do the decent thing, however, now the doors opened.
    Still a great hunt though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Maybe. But a good poacher would get a real caliber.��

    Poo 4 3 couldn't even kill the thing at 5 feet��


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    Helps when you that close you can bang it on the head with the butt
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    Quote Originally Posted by deer243 View Post
    Helps when you that close you can bang it on the head with the butt
    I was crawling thru some scrub just trying to get from A to B once.

    Come to a spot I could stand up and found I was a a few feet from a spiker ass end to me behind a bit of scrub to my front.
    Could have poked the barrel thru the shit and shot in the back of the head.
    I went for an aimed a head shot as I wanted to make sure with my .223

    Projectile must have struck the scrub, deflected and hit it in the spine just above its tail.😆

    Carried the bastard a long way out of the hills to sell it. Iirc, I got under $80 bucks for it when it should have been worth 3 hundy.


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    Go the 243.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Bloody poacher
    Bloody layabout. You should have got there first.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Maybe. But a good poacher would get a real caliber.��

    Poo 4 3 couldn't even kill the thing at 5 feet��


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    I just knew you were going to say that. Toby will be pissing himself.
    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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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Bloody layabout. You should have got there first.
    He was unable to. As he was tied up in a bondage session at golden bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H&K MAN View Post
    He was unable to. As he was tied up in a bondage session at golden bay.
    You are only jealous
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    Quote Originally Posted by H&K MAN View Post
    He was unable to. As he was tied up in a bondage session at golden bay.
    Yep, with a 4.5kg possum with balls the size a dog would be proud of...

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    Sick....the lot of you
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