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Thread: Breaking a virgin in, slowley and gently

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    Breaking a virgin in, slowley and gently

    This time of years my favourite hunting
    Snow, cold and Bull Tahr
    An old school mate of mine who i used to do weekend missions into the hills with had since moved to the NI for the army and i to the westcoast for work witch ment we dont get to see each other much these days.
    Having since got his firearms lisence and shot a couple of deer i was keen to break him in on some Tahr country
    He flew down on the thursday, we were saposed to fly in Sat but the weather didnt allow for it until Monday.
    We were in
    Camp was set up
    And then the snow came - welcome back to the south island!

    After the snow we ventured up river for a wonder, i hit a bull hard with a 162amax sore its shoulder buckle, it took off and we returned two days later - not a sign???? Not very impressed with myself.

    The next few days were fine and sunny, we got out and i got onto getting Clem his first Tahr - and a mean scope eye to match

    It got cold, pants stood by themself, shit froze, uncluding us

    We got about finding some tahr

    I spied a bull at 900yards, set up on him and let rip with the edge, down he went

    He was about where the sun is hitting the hill

    We spied a nice creek and i let Clem take the lead, it wasnt long before he was down on his stomach, i couldnt see what he was lining up on but his face after the shot said it all

    Next day i went for a climb and got up close and personal with these fellas and seen what the edge does at close range ie under 100, stops drops and rolls them thats for sure

    Scheduled pick up was friday morning, it shat itself thursday night, we packed up our gear and waited under the fly, no pick up.
    So out with the bivy bags. On Sat night .... still waiting we ate like yanks
    Yank rat pack

    That night she really came in hard, my bivy bag leaked, my sleeping bag got soaked, i ended up most of the night on me camp chair, survival bag on inside my wegt seleeping bag and bivy zipped up over top, Next day we left our flooded camp and headed for "salvation rock"

    finally we got out thismorning, some 4 days of waiting!!!!
    and you know whaty, i cant wait to get back in the hills and chase more of these buggers aroud!
    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
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    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Fantastic Smiddy but you can stick that frozen white stuff where the sun doesn't shine
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    Great pics. Must have been damned chilly to have your clothes frozen solid like that. I've never been out hunting in weather that cold but the one time I lost my other pair of socks and walked the Kepler track + more (roughly 80km) in one pair of socks. You guessed it, they stood up by themselves
    Yeah nah bro

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    Gone But Not Forgotten Toby's Avatar
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    Wouldn't you like to know
    Getting sick of these misleading threads
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    Looks like an epic trip!!!
    Sure makes you appreciate your gear when the weathers that cold

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    Awesome pics and yarn Smiddy:thumbup:

    Rock biv looks sweet, not close to the hunting? Or stumbled across it later?

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    That's a great post smiddy

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    Dannevirke, southern Ruahines
    Awsome looking trip smiddy............i wouldnt smile wearing jelly bean camo though mate!!!!Great shot on the tahr well done.

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    Good shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Fantastic Smiddy but you can stick that frozen white stuff where the sun doesn't shine
    With you on that one. But very impressive.

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    Lovin Facebook for hunters kiwijames's Avatar
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    Hawkes Bay
    Fark we were wondering if you would get out as scheduled. It was pretty cold when the weather came through and we were well lower!

    Have you put Clem off hunting with you again

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    Great report. Love the freestanding over pants pic! What was your biv bag? Nz army? Or one of those US army ones?

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    Load....Action....Instant ....Watch and Shoot! ishoot10s's Avatar
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    NW of the true capital...
    Great report, thanks for sharing! We're you in the Landsborough? Looks like Baker Creek or maybe Zora Canyon?
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    Very, very nice
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Getting sick of these misleading threads
    Toby you know what chanel to look at
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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