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    Happy Conveience

    Craig rang me mid morning today and it happened that he was driving up country for work, and I was also going up into the same area for work later in the day too. So we conspired for me to bring enough gear up for him and we would meet later in the day for a hunt.

    It was a lovely evening in the Nth Wairarapa and there were quite a few deer about. We saw a big 8 that I had seen in the velvet and on on a game camera and various spikers and hinds.

    Craig was wanting to shoot a Fallow for meat if we could find one, and right on dark on the way home Tilly winded over a ridge which made us look and there about 80 yards away were 2 Fallow. Good girl Tilly. A last years fawn and a black coloured (what we assumed) doe. Craig had my 7-08 and in a Fatherly way with the thought of whole spit roasted Fallow in mind I whispered "lay down and shoot the hand-bag". So Craig lay down and shot the small one.

    It fell over and I could see the "doe" leaping around - "shit" I said " you have hit the doe too, you will have to kill that too". The doe was leaping around and going no-where, and Craig got a good shot into it.

    When we got down there it transpired that the "doe" was actually a spiker. So we had the yummy hand-bag and a nice fat spiker. The 7-08 bullet had gone through the fawn and hit the spiker in the lower leg so thank goodness we were able to put it out of its misery.

    We couldn't fathom what the fawn was doing wandering around with a spiker for. There was no sign of its mother.

    We got back to my truck at 7.30pm and Craig was on his way home by 8pm with all of the meat. I'm staying up here for 3 days work, and I might get another hunt or 2 in...

    An interesting and eventful evening with my son. I loved every moment of it.


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    the little fella looks tasty
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    Mums been shot & he was wanting company is my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Mums been shot & he was wanting company is my guess.
    Yeah, that's what we guessed too. Not much of a harem for the spiker - he would have been embarrassed if his mates had seen him.
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    Cool little story, 120 NBT was it?

    Reason i ask is i have had one of them pass thru a goat, then another and into a 3rd one, couldnt believe my eyes when i saw three of the buggers fall over, tuff little bullets!
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    Numbers 101 and 102, shit that dogs got more deer than I have. (-:
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Cool little story, 120 NBT was it?

    Reason i ask is i have had one of them pass thru a goat, then another and into a 3rd one, couldnt believe my eyes when i saw three of the buggers fall over, tuff little bullets!
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Numbers 101 and 102, shit that dogs got more deer than I have. (-:
    I have only counted the ones that I have actually shot myself. So its still 100.

    But the number that various people have shot with her and me would be about 50, although sometimes she was just an observer. I have always let her, or needed to, find them after they were shot though. So her overall tally would be about 150.
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    hope craig didn't make you carry the bigger one. The fallow are starting to turn up in alot of places around gisborne now. Havn't shot many but when i do i appreciate every bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    hope craig didn't make you carry the bigger one. The fallow are starting to turn up in alot of places around gisborne now. Havn't shot many but when i do i appreciate every bit.
    Its yummy alright.

    I carried a whole back leg and shoulder off the spiker. Craig carried the boned out hand-bag, the back steaks of the spiker and a whole hind leg of the spiker. That was fair I thought.

    One shoulder of the spiker was ruined. You gotta see the damage the Nosler BT 120 grn does at 3k to believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Its yummy alright.

    I carried a whole back leg and shoulder of the spiker. Craig carried the boned out hand-bag, the back steaks of the spiker and a whole hind leg of the spiker. That was fair I thought.

    One shoulder of the spiker was ruined. You gotta see the damage the Nosler BT 120 grn does at 3k to believe it.
    Yeah crazy eh! You should see what a 100gr NBT at 3300 from my model 7 260 rem does to whitetail inside 70 yards!!! 2 of the little buggers got struck by lightning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Yeah crazy eh! You should see what a 100gr NBT at 3300 from my model 7 260 rem does to whitetail inside 70 yards!!! 2 of the little buggers got struck by lightning.
    I'm listening!
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    Great evening out for all concerned. Nice solid looking spiker.
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    A bit disappointing but I had to make a snap decision. First I found a wallow in a creek. 100 yards on Tilly started winding so we began to sneak. 50 yards of sneaking and the buck jumped up about 20 yards below us and bolted. I got a shot into him at about 50yards. I've got pics of each event but its too slow loading through my 'phone.

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    Good stuff guys.
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