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    Blue Mountains Fallow Deer Rut 2012

    Had a few days in the Bluies recently thanks to Tim. A few Bucks going for it. Got some basic footage of one. Nothing better than my current best so most were left to run free, intentionally or not... The bush was very dry this year making it really hard to stalk, nice to get out anyway.

    Sunrise


    Bush


    Old Antlers


    Bush


    Spiker


    Lunch


    It was 4:30pm on the second day, I had just started floundering towards the car telling myself "the next deer I see is dead" when I heard a deer crashing through the bush close by. I stopped thinking I had spooked something but the sound was getting closer, next thing a silly spiker pops his head around the corner hoping I was to be his new girlfriend...


    Sunset


    Rough Video clip - A bit shaky due to nerves. Any tips on editing and programs for dealing with AVCHD or getting the best out of a Panasonic DMC-TZ20 would be most welcome. Turn the sound up to hear the croaking

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    good to get amongst them well done
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    Thats not bush, I have paddocks with more trees than that.

    Nice vid ,cheers
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    awesome

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    Good photo's Wildman. looks good in there when it's not raining eh.
    Congrats on the spiker.

    As for it not being bush, I've been semi lost in there somewhere, dunno quite where, if i did I wouldn't have been a little....confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Good photo's Wildman. looks good in there when it's not raining eh.
    Congrats on the spiker.

    As for it not being bush, I've been semi lost in there somewhere, dunno quite where, if i did I wouldn't have been a little....confused.
    So not lost then maybe just temporally geographicaly embarrassed?
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    I'll have to show you that spot Jakewire. Its the best spot I've seen so far... Like cornflakes when its dry though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    So not lost then maybe just temporally geographicaly embarrassed?
    Exactly right.

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    Nice footage, well done.

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    Nice good on ya for leaving that younger buck too.

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    Great footage!! Might have to come down next year after watching that, although I definitely wouldn't have been so generous and let that buck go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillclima View Post
    Great footage!! Might have to come down next year after watching that, although I definitely wouldn't have been so generous and let that buck go!
    More than welcome. Yeah I should have culled the ugly bugger.... It was hard work leaving them, especially after 13days in Fiordland without pulling the trigger.

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    awesome footage, good to see they were out there. i hunted garden gully for two days over easter but i only spotted a couple of hinds. my brother saw a nice young stag but as fate would have it he wasn't carrying a weapon. Your footage is the first time i've heard fallow in the bluies croak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostlegend View Post
    awesome footage, good to see they were out there. i hunted garden gully for two days over easter but i only spotted a couple of hinds. my brother saw a nice young stag but as fate would have it he wasn't carrying a weapon. Your footage is the first time i've heard fallow in the bluies croak.
    Seems to be you either see them or you dont. That spiker I shot literally ran up to me as I was crashing through the scrub.... I think timing has alot to do with it. You either got blocks when they-re croaking or you dont. I was in Black Gully last year 26th/27th and didnt hear a sound...

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    There are some neat photos there!

 

 

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