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Thread: Late Winter - Early Spring hunt

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    Late Winter - Early Spring hunt

    I managed to get a free weekend so conned a mate into going back to an area I hadn't been in to in years. Walking in to the hut on Friday night reminded me why I hadn't been back in 5 years! I am definitely not as fit as I use to be.
    For some reason I didn't hear my alarm go in the morning so we were a bit late up. We eventually got around to the gully we were aiming for, and as planned a deer was moving across the manuka face. I quickly got the rifle ready and had to take the shot as she was walking slowly through the manuka. I hit her and she ran off. An hour and a half later we hadn't found her or any blood, just some hair. The rocky face didn't leave many footprints either. I was annoyed at myself for losing her.
    Later that evening on another clearing I redeemed myself by dropping a red spiker, one shot and it was done.

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    The walk out the next day was another reminder why I han't been back in a while. All in all good weekend.

    https://youtu.be/y7TdB-l29E8

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I managed to get a free weekend so conned a mate into going back to an area I hadn't been in to in years. Walking in to the hut on Friday night reminded me why I hadn't been back in 5 years! I am definitely not as fit as I use to be.
    For some reason I didn't hear my alarm go in the morning so we were a bit late up. We eventually got around to the gully we were aiming for, and as planned a deer was moving across the manuka face. I quickly got the rifle ready and had to take the shot as she was walking slowly through the manuka. I hit her and she ran off. An hour and a half later we hadn't found her or any blood, just some hair. The rocky face didn't leave many footprints either. I was annoyed at myself for losing her.
    Later that evening on another clearing I redeemed myself by dropping a red spiker, one shot and it was done.

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    The walk out the next day was another reminder why I han't been back in a while. All in all good weekend.

    https://youtu.be/y7TdB-l29E8
    One shot
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    Blaser - not Baikal
    Sorry I too poor for one of those :-)
    Last edited by Sarvo; 11-09-2018 at 07:50 PM.
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    Good to meet you guys up there even though you got the jump on us
    Nice animal
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    Good to see the 7x61 getting exercise too. Well done

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    Good work stu
    need to get you back down here for one of my guided hunts again
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    Nice work men.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Nice work Stu.

    I'm heading past your dad's place on Friday - shall I drop some venison off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    Nice work Stu.

    I'm heading past your dad's place on Friday - shall I drop some venison off?
    Nice idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    Nice work Stu.

    I'm heading past your dad's place on Friday - shall I drop some venison off?
    He would love that, thanks Craig.

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    Nice looking meat animal, shame about the hind but it happens to all of us from time to time.

 

 

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