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    Deer 1 & 2

    I have been around guns and hunting since the mid 90's- mainly tagging along but regularly taking part in duck opening weekend in Otago. Duck shooting with Dad and the odd Tahr, Deer and Pig hunt with friends had all been fantastic experiences.

    I realised that finally gaining my FL would be a good idea, partly because I was going to need to store my aging Fathers firearms and that going out hunting with friends and feeling like the 'spare wheel', had lost its appeal!. The bush/hills/rivers have always held an attraction and a few years of tramping, mountain-biking and fishing had enabled me to gain some decent outdoor skills and fitness.

    At the beginning of 2019 my FL arrived in the post and the quest for a first deer began. I had been out hunting regularly with plenty of sightings and a few close encounters with animals in the Canterbury foothill bush. Needless to say I was starting to get frustrated and very keen on bagging a deer. The first deer was one evening in December, on Doc land and the second from a similar area within an hour of ChCh late last week. For both animals there was no rush, plenty of time to get a comfortable rest- breath slowly, and ensure I was going to hit the front shoulder!

    Plenty of people say you never forget your first deer and it's 100% correct! I read the forum regularly so though a contribution was well over due and may help anyone still waiting for a first! For me its the entire experience,from the prep,walk,glassing, bush,fresh air,wet feet,ripped skin, to actually pulling the trigger. Arriving back at the car, in the dark, with a heavy pack is a reward for effort.

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    Well done mate. Huge rewards in hunting and the best thing is you never stop learning.
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    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    Nicely done, enjoy some prime venison

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    Gotta "like" that. Well done may it be the first of many!

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    Brilliant effort. Good to see. Look forward to reading about future sorties.

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    Well done. Doing the hard yards and getting the rewards

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    Awesome work. Yep, Iíll never forget my first deer either; it was an epic day with my brother. Iíve continued hunting with him for over 30 years and weíre off again this weekend.
    The interesting thing is, Iím not 100% sure I can remember my second deer!

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    Well done, on a roll now.

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    Well done chap. Theres an old saying , '' Youll shoot a lot of deer youll forget, but never your first''.

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    Nice going, I bet the meat will be good. Many more to follow.

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    Nice work

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    Great work!

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    Well done @Scott29er great result! They should fill the freezer for a bit
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