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    Dumped 17 pointer

    Found this head in the scrub last week that had been left. Just a little soft on a couple of tips.

    Almost made me cry. Such a waste.

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    Fuck me.....more than double my PB.....?????
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    In your shed now @Tahr I hope.

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    Maybe they planned to come back and grab it one meat had rotted off? Or maybe they harvest meat not bone? Unless you found an entire carcass is it wasted?
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    It was laying on the ground near to the carcass. I hung it in a scrub bush.

    One leg, shoulder and back steaks taken.

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    Private land or public, maybe they got spooked off?
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    @Gibo private land. No they didn't get spooked.

    I have since found out that it was probably an inexperienced hunter who didn't appreciate what he had shot.
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    Bugger, you'd think to an inexperienced hunter that thing would be a world record
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Bugger, you'd think to an inexperienced hunter that thing would be a world record
    The cocky knows how much time I have put in over the years photographing velvet heads and leaving them, and looking for a good hard one, so he was not that impressed.
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    I know how you feel for the last 6 years on a place i work i have been trying to educate the hunters that come here they don't seem to realize why they are seeing the animals they are seeing and appreciate it.

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    gutted - such a waste. You're a lucky chap @Tahr to have access to areas with this quality of genetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    @Gibo private land. No they didn't get spooked.

    I have since found out that it was probably an inexperienced hunter who didn't appreciate what he had shot.
    Could it have been poached and whoever thought that they would come back later and grab it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudu View Post
    Could it have been poached and whoever thought that they would come back later and grab it?
    @Kudu

    Nah. The cockie has told me the hunter told him he "shot a great big one", but he (the cockie) never imaged it was so big until I sent him the pic. While the cockie refers to deer as vermin, he also appreciates having them around and he likes the way that I hunt - lots of walking and lots of pics. I do try to shoot one each time though because he likes the numbers kept in check.

    @chainsaw Yes I am very lucky, and there is an area of the station that the cockie only lets me hunt - I guess its the result of building a relationship for over 40 years. The head was in an area that others are allowed to hunt sometimes and I was just checking it out.

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    Bloody hell what a waste, plenty of outfits that can preserve the velvet these days.
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