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    Talking First red stag

    What a long week at work this week. School is coming to and end but the work is piling up!
    I was so happy to jump in my car at 6pm and head home. But just before leaving I had an idea to ring a local farmer and ask if my son and I could again go onto his property for a hunt. It was about 3 weeks ago we struck it very lucky and I got two fallow spikers as they grazed towards a small creek at about 6:30 in the afternoon.

    I got home first with my son riding his bike home from school. I grabbed my gun, knife, range finder and quickly threw on my hunting gear. Not long later we were both sitting just under the bush line in almost the same spot we were 3 weeks ago. There were a few goats here and there and after about 45 minutes of waiting I had decided to line up a couple of goats that were 400 metres away just to see how it felt. I really wanted to wait until dark to see if a deer might sneak out of the bush again. I really didn't rate my chances though given that there are hardly ever deer in this spot. The goats were moving away from me and must have been 450 metres away now and they did look very small in my scope. So I turned around and wiggled back towards my range finders which were on the ground beside my son. It was at that moment we both saw something brown in the paddock across from us just under the bush line. He grabbed my binoculars and I flipped the gun around to see a young stag in velvet looking straight at me.
    I could not believe my eyes. There just 250 metres away was something I have dreamed about for a long time. Seconds after identifying this target I heard a deer bark in the bush line above me. The stag must have heard it too as he turned and started trotting towards the bush.
    Given that he was so close and not going particularly fast I lined him up on his shoulder as he moved. I waited and he stopped for just long enough for me to gently squeeze off a round. he dropped on the spot having been hit hard a little high but just behind shoulder. My first 6 point stag (in velvet) but I am not going to be fussy now! Both his lungs were obliterated however both front shoulders don't seem bruised.
    I could barely stand up having to crawl up the hill a bit and then use one hand to push off to a standing position. Goodness knows what I am I going to do if I get a really big old stag somewhere a lot further from the truck!
    Well, this stag makes it 4 deer in 3 trips so either the pennies dropped as far as hunting is going or the hunting gods are smiling on me. I know most of the people reading this will be wondering why I would bother writing about shooting a 6 point stag but for me it is a first. I would have put up some pictures but my camera is flat at the moment. I will put some up as soon as I can.
    Thanks for reading. Cheers

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    Good stuff bro. I'm not one of those wondering you talk of, I'd do a write up just the same if I got a 6! Keep it up. Look forward to seeing the photos.

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Well done (won't put your name because it is to bloody long). We are keen to hear about all hunts so keep posting. You are off to a great start. Where in this great country are you?
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    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Well done (won't put your name because it is to bloody long). We are keen to hear about all hunts so keep posting. You are off to a great start. Where in this great country are you?
    Not as long as what you put in brackets ya goose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Not as long as what you put in brackets ya goose
    Just making a point Gibo. You can't go in to a thread that this fellah has posted because his name is so long you can't see the tag to click on. Ha ha ha ha. Just moaning on a Saturday morning because my missus had a surgery on her foot on Thursday and apparently that is a reason for no nookie. Can't remember the foot having a part to play in that before.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Just making a point Gibo. You can't go in to a thread that this fellah has posted because his name is so long you can't see the tag to click on. Ha ha ha ha. Just moaning on a Saturday morning because my missus had a surgery on her foot on Thursday and apparently that is a reason for no nookie. Can't remember the foot having a part to play in that before.
    Rub one out mate, youll be fine
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    Sweet! That put a smile on my face as it always seems that when it wont happen, it will.

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    Great work Remington700.270. I'd be mighty pleased with one of those too.
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    Excellent write up well done.
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    Good stuff! Well done. You must be doing something right. Shagger driver as well. That alone, puts you in the higher percentile of hunter intellect, straight away
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    Thanks guys. A mate of mine reckons the velvet might be worth something. If so, can anyone tell me what to do with it now? Currently it is in my fridge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remington700.270 View Post
    Thanks guys. A mate of mine reckons the velvet might be worth something. If so, can anyone tell me what to do with it now? Currently it is in my fridge!
    Freezer immediately
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Freezer immediately
    Yep that is the go until you have sorted a buyer.
    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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