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    First for 2013

    Yesterday I went for a walk in one of my old haunts, just for a bit of a change of scenery. I arrived at the gentlemans hour of 9am, planning to sleep next to the car for the night. I got some gear set up then grabbed my daypack, rifle and the mutt and went up the track.
    Not in the mood for a serious mission, i ducked off the track about 20 mins in and went towards a few areas i have seen sign before. The dog got wind of a deer up on a spur but there wasn't a constant breeze so she couldn't give me a direction. We went up and crested a spur and I could smell deer and so could the dog who was trying to find out which way it went, but with the swirling wind we couldn't locate it. Must have heard us coming with the crunchy ground.
    We carried on down towards a stream and the dog was getting a good scent drifting up the gully, I thought it may have been on the other side so we crossed over and went up the side a bit. She was still interested but without a constant breeze couldn't pin point the direction. We continued stalking forward and coming through a thick-ish patch it opened out nicely with 40+ metres visibility. Looking across in the sun i instantly saw a deer in its summer coat which stuck out like dogs balls, so I lined it up, trying to pick a spot as there were a few braches in the way of the shoulder, so went for a neck shot. I knew I hit it as it stumbled around and ran off.
    Going over there i found a bit of blood on the ground so we began tracking it. Bella was just in front and led me along the blood trail brilliantly, and after 150 metres we found the deer!
    Cut em up and cruised on back to the truck and then home...
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    Bella winding:


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    nice story and pics Luke,neckshot aye what cal are you hunting with?.

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    I use a 270, does the job.

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    yep good shit mate.enjoy those backsteaks!!.

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    Nice pooch mate. A good dog makes us look good most of the time
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    First for 2013

    Nice mate. Sweet dog
    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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    Great stuff , love that first photo of her winding .
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    great team,good one Luke and Bella
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    Re: First for 2013

    Nice one Luke

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    Nice one!
    Yeah nah bro

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    Well done Luke.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Glad I got a GSP.
    150m is a long way to find a donk from where you shot it.

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    Yeah it is a long way, but there was a constant blood trail which made it way easier to find. Without a blood trail we probably wouldn't have found it.

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    Well done man, what are the gsp like? I've been thinking a gwp buy missus reckons they're ugly and wants me to get gsp

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    You prefer to hunt sika Luke over reds etc?
    Yeah nah bro

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