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Thread: Long weekend gentlemens hunt

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    Long weekend gentlemens hunt

    Haven't been on many multi day hunting trips this year, between working fulltime as well as helping on the farm and having a couple of energetic young boys to entertain I've often been too preoccupied or tired to get out. And when I have I've left the camera at home or in my pack.

    Have good hunting on our doorstep here so we're pretty lucky to shoot out and knock over deer for the freezer when its needed, so that keeps the desire to go bush at bay somewhat.

    Managed a 3 1/2 day trip over the weekend with three hunting mates. Bloody good times had, heaps of shooting, and laughed so much much stomach still hurts today. Got to be good for us.

    Found a few of these. Not many nannies and kids, we can all assume why that might be.

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    Phil shot his first bull, shy of 12 inches, but he was happy. Had a nice skin.

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    The mature bulls were hard to find, but we found a few younger ones to sneak up on.

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    Saw quite a few of these, shot one. Saw one nice velvet stag, which might be good for someone in the roar.

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    Wallabies had to be the highlight of the weekend, we have never had the same numbers of dumb ones like we had on Sunday.
    They were literally in every clearing we looked, and were quiet as. We sat on one ridge and shot near on 100 without moving, from 50 metres out to 500 metres.
    Good practice with the 7mm's and 223's, and very effective once you're dialled in. We let this one hop out to greener pastures 400 metres away before he was dispatched witha 162 ELD-X

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    All in all a great weekend. Got a couple of big boys trips planned before Xmas, so looking forward to them.

    Cheers
    Josh
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    Nice. Great pic of the wallaby.

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    Cool trip do you eat the wallabies
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Cool trip do you eat the wallabies
    No mate, they’re not very pleasant. There’s guys that do them for pet food though.


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    Wicked trip, and yeh that wallaby pic is a cracker.

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    the tails make primo casserole and steaks arent bad either.... that looks like an older wobbly to me...big n hairy too. awesome photos,great to hear you got out n amongst it.hundy wobblies is great going ,if you want dramatic try a v max or z max projectile in the 223...it really speeds up the kill if shot placement isnt so flash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    No mate, they’re not very pleasant. There’s guys that do them for pet food though.
    We eat them... and they're good eating.

    I guess it's all about personal taste however the family enjoy a good back wheel in the slow cooker. Yum.
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    Roast wallaby legs are great eating, just don't let them dry out.
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    Sounds a bit like goat

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Sounds a bit like goat
    yes...very lean,dark meat....
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    I come back from a early sun rise walk a few days ago,here a wallaby drinking water dripping out of my garden hose around the back of the house.Cheeky bastard.

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    cant say ive ever had that many wallys from the one spot,,enjoyed read
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    mint mate!!
    Good work on taking the hind!

 

 

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