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    Great write up! Shame about the boar, looks to be a good size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    Tahr n Brian find the belt n goods yet???
    See above. @Trout

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    Good effort guys,shame about the pig and belt.
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    You guys are doing well plenty of venison for xmas
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    Nice pig aright, shame he couldn't be found at the time. At least he went straight down and wasn't left wounded. Great eating hind you picked up after the search Well Done.

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    Great story and update. Pretty large porky pig, hope you can find it again to get the jaw. Real shame about the loss of the PLB, knife and range finder though.
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    Well the real test is if you old fellas can still remember the good spots without the GPS data. I have a relatively recent SD card transfer for mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnwolf View Post
    I might be a silly old fool but thatís the way Dad taught me - and the way I operate.
    Oh how well that resonates. I miss my old bugger and adhere to his teachings still to this day.
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    Great write up, plenty of lessons in there that I am sure a lot of us have experienced at some point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Well the real test is if you old fellas can still remember the good spots without the GPS data. I have a relatively recent SD card transfer for mine
    Hah. I hi-viz taped where to cut into where it is, and put it onto my gps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    Great write up, plenty of lessons in there that I am sure a lot of us have experienced at some point
    @stagstalker it was a pleasure to be back on my own last night

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    you werent alone mate...you had your bestest buddy there to help you out...
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    This is awesome. Love the stories and the photos to boot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Update.

    Brian and I went out yesterday to look for the belt and pig.
    Couldn't find the belt in spite of looking for an hour or so. It was steep thick shit. Sam's insurance is paying up.

    I thought it was strange not finding the pig as we looked for the belt so I crossed back to the side I had shot it from and climbed up to look into the face again. It had been a 400 yard shot so I used my range finder to pin point where it had been. Once I got into the right little gully I virtually went straight to it (I could smell it). He was a big lump of a boar but his hooks were pretty average. I will pick them up sometime when he rots down a bit. He was pretty putrid.

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    Of course we had to go for a hunt when we had finished mucking around. Brian saw a good velvet stag which he left and later on we met up and watched a nice sheltered spot (howling wind). I shot a young a hind off my knees with the .223 at 150 yards. It was a centre of shoulder hit which made it rear and and fall back, and then bugger off for 30 yards before tipping over. It was easy to find. Had left Tilly at home for a rest so Brian's dog Tux was on duty.

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    Brian on the knife. We have a good system going. I do the back steaks and hand them to Brian to bag. Then I remove the first leg and he hangs it up and skins or bones it, and then I take off the other legs and do a couple too. This time the shoulders were buggered so while Brian skinned the 2 back legs (we left the bone in) I got the inside steaks (the gutless method).
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    At the rate you're killing them, I wonder if there will be enough of them left for Santa to pull his sled with.

 

 

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