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Thread: A Bloody Good Day

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    A Bloody Good Day

    Yesterday I call my mate and asked him if he wanted to go for a hunt in the morning, he said he was keen and what time will you pick me up? I said 5am.

    This morning I arrived at my mates house at 4.50am and he was ready to go so off we set.

    We arrived at the start of the property and proceeded to head up the steep terrain on the way to our hunting spot.

    Here are a couple of pics I took on the way up
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    We arrived at our hunting spot around 7am and after a 15 min walk we sat down to glass, it wasn't long before I spotted 2 deer however it would have been mission imppssible so we turned them down.

    A couple of pics of the terrain.

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    After a good deal of walking we could hear a lot of baring and bleeting so I asked my mate if he was keen on a lamb or 2, he replied yes I would be keen for some of that.

    We sat and glassed then spotted a small mob of sheep and lambs grazing 300 meters away, my mate said have a crack so although not completly comfortable with my rest I gave it a go on a little lamb which was moving about but unfortunately it was a miss.

    The good thing about it was they got spooked and wern't sure which direction to head, they started coming towards us although there was plenty of broom between us so they had plenty of cover.

    I made my way down to a cluster of rocks then sat in wait, sure enough mothers and young scurried over a saddle but too quick to get a shot off.

    I waited and then over to my left down below me one of the mothers appeared, I waited in anticipation and then a nice young lamb presented its self. With out hesitation I pulled the trigger and over rolled the lamb (yipee) I was stoked.

    I started making my way down to the saddle and looked over to my left where I had shot the lamb when I saw a mother with her young following behind, I got down on one knee and touched off another shot BOOM over another lamb went.

    At that point all hell broke loose, the adults seemed disorientated and confused as they seemed to lead there young back towards me and agian I let rip and yet another lamb went head over turkey.

    Then another and finally another, all 5 young lambs lay flat on the deck except the last black one which ended up cartwheeling down the side of the hill and ended up with his head stuck in the v of a broom bush. Only 4 mothers but all 5 of their young had now succumbed to the wraith of the 7mm rem mag.

    A couple more pics, one of the lambs and one of me with a loaded pack
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    After a quick field dressing excercise taking back legs and back straps it was time for the hard haul out then on the quad and back to the truck.

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    And finally the finished product after a hard yet satisfying day.

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    Im going to sleep well tonight
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    That is a nice looking tray of lamb, you will be enjoying that lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    That is a nice looking tray of lamb, you will be enjoying that lot.
    Cheers @Mooseman, yeah they were nice small ones. I cant wait to get my teeth into those little roasts
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    YUUUUUUM well done good xmas lamb there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huk View Post
    YUUUUUUM well done good xmas lamb there
    Thanks @Huk it will go down well. Im even in the good books with the Mrs, she is liking the idea of eating something other than venison.
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    Nice work!

    What is the condition of the animals like versus the domesticated farm stock? Do they carry less fat or is it distributed differently? Does the taste vary compared to farmed ones (diet must have an effect)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelisreal View Post
    Nice work!

    What is the condition of the animals like versus the domesticated farm stock? Do they carry less fat or is it distributed differently? Does the taste vary compared to farmed ones (diet must have an effect)?
    Less fat content, a better taste. You are right different tucker makes different taste however there is still a fair bit of grass in the clearings and they are gobbling it up flat out.
    The condition of the animals are very good, these were very young but still plump. I have eaten a lot of wild ones and they have all been lovely eating.

    Make sure you shoot the young lambs not the old ewes, the older ones can be full of lice and generally poor quality, daggy etc
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    Great feed. I love lamb.
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    Five xmas dinners at once,nice eating.Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    Five xmas dinners at once,nice eating.Well done.
    Cheers @Trout
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    Good haul. Looks like you earned it in that country. Amazing looking place

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerman View Post
    Good haul. Looks like you earned it in that country. Amazing looking place
    Hi @rugerman, I try to go to easier places when hunting deer but I was quite keen to get a few lambs if they showed up.
    I'm also on holiday right now so it gives me the time to go hunt this area.

    I like getting animals on easier terrain but there is something magical about this place and it is real hunting.

    In the 2 first pics you can see the cloud hanging around the hills which gives the illusion its the ocean. I just love being up in there.
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    now thats an even easier way to carry them out....... good shooting,7mm mag Vs lamb....nah its not overkill,cant get deader than dead LOL
    enjoy the eating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    now thats an even easier way to carry them out....... good shooting,7mm mag Vs lamb....nah its not overkill,cant get deader than dead LOL
    enjoy the eating.
    Thanks @mickyDuck, and thanks again for the great advice the other day. I will be using your idea next time I shoot a deer.
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