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Thread: Looking back at 2011 - Look forward to 2012. (Dial up - warning

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    Looking back at 2011 - Look forward to 2012. (Dial up - warning

    I started off the year filling the freezer - at one stage I had shot five deer from three trips into the Ruahines.





    I had a relatively quiet roar - covering alot of country but the stags never seemed to want to play game. However - a mate managed to shoot this young stag.



    I enjoy hunting during winter and managed to knock a few more over.



    I then ventured into the Ruahines yet again and managed a few more for the freezer.



    The following day after the above photo - I went in search of a Sambar stag and managed to shoot one. He went just over 24" and 158DS (unofficially).



    I then targetted the Ruahines yet again once spring had rolled around - managing a few more for the freezer and also managed a couple more Sambar for sausges and salami's.





    I watched this guy for over half an hour before deciding to shoot him as I don't like shooting young stags. He had been given an absolute hiding and had a severe limp.


    I managed a few goats throughout the year aswell - shooting a billy that went around 25" - not quite the 30".





    Overall it was an awesome year - my first real year of hunting further afield from home and exploring new country. I also moved away from using a ballistic reticle and moved to dialing my shots. I went from shooting 300 yards to now being confident out 5-600 yards.

    Goat2.1.mov - YouTube (Cheers Raging Bull for the video).

    I finished the year off shooting this young guy two days before Christmas.



    2012 has been kind to me so far - Ive only done the one trip with Raging Bull into the Ruahines and managed to shoot a young velvety.





    I hope this year is as good as last year was.

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    Sweet year!

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    awesome work Jono and great Pics.

    I only managed 8 Fallow, 1 Sika and 60 odd goats,

    This year my aim is to get one each of - Fallow, Sika, Red, Whitetail, Sambar as well as a goat and a pig.

    as an aside where do you get your Salami made?

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    Dealt to a few of those steaks from that last stag the other night, beautiful... some of the best red I've eaten.

    I've sure you shot more deer than that last year? That Sambar was a real munter.

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    Awesome year mate, you definitely have this hunting thing down! You must be high on DOC's friends list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    Dealt to a few of those steaks from that last stag the other night, beautiful... some of the best red I've eaten.

    I've sure you shot more deer than that last year? That Sambar was a real munter.
    Still thinking twice about whether or not it was a wise idea giving you the back steaks as well as both back legs - back steak supply is getting a little low.

    Yeah - I didn't post a photo of every animal shot. Quite a few more hinds/yearlings that I didn't post (all look the same eh).

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    Looks like you have it sussed.
    Smile you grumpy looking bugger

    I Have Sexdaily. I mean Dyslexia! Fcuk!

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    Nice work. I really must start taking more photos of things I have shot...
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    Nice one Popshot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Looks like you have it sussed.
    Smile you grumpy looking bugger
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Looks like you have it sussed.
    Smile you grumpy looking bugger
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
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    Nice one Popshot

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    The man upstairs may have blessed me with incredibly good looks but he forgot to give me a smile..... Those are good photos compared to others in the family album.

 

 

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