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Thread: Mid Storm meat hunting

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    Mid Storm meat hunting

    With how bad the weather has been the last couple of days I wasnít the only one desperate to get out in the hills, I have always had good success hunting the fine breaks in the weather directly after a bad storm. Deer will make the most of the opportunities to feed and stretch their legs after bedding up in horrendous downpours.

    I was up at 04:00 this morning to be greeted by clear and calm skies. I knew my window of opportunity was slim as the bad weather was coming back through again.
    I decided on a bush hunt looking up into some creek beds and open guts where there is a bit of fern and grass scattered about. I sneaked up to a likely area and immediately saw movement. With the sun not quite rising yet it was still fairly dark but I could clearly see a yearling sized deer broadside walking slowly, I was unsure if it was a hind or spiker but it didnít really matter either way.
    I took aim on the front should and let fly with the 7mm-08. Mr (or Miss) red skin hit the ground like it had been hit by a bus. Definitely a yearling as it wasnít huge, and a spiker, the antler spikes were very small and stubby, consistent with first year growth.

    A nice easy carry back out, got to love those yearling deer on the shoulders!

    I found an old leg hold trap nailed to a tree on the way in as well, one that was got forgotten about Iíd say. It looked to have been there a very long time (years). It was still in working condition despite how rusty it was, I left it where it was, yah never know, someone may find it again one day, and I have a heap of nice shiny ones at home anyway.
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    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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    Nice one, can't shoot them sitting at home.

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    Too easy
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    and using a good rifle too.
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    Tasty looking youngster well worth the effort.

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    Good work, was driving back to Upper Hutt around mid-day today and it looked pretty cold and miserable up in the hills.
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby

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    You got the better weather, I hit the hills about 4:10pm. The wind was cold and persistent, only two deer were brave enough to be out and I left them unharmed.

    Well done mate, the early bird gets the worm!

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    good stuff,enjoy the venni

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    You got the better weather, I hit the hills about 4:10pm. The wind was cold and persistent, only two deer were brave enough to be out and I left them unharmed.

    Well done mate, the early bird gets the worm!
    You're keen, the weather turned shit house alright. I will probably be out again a couple of times next week weather permitting but I wont be shooting anything, just more research.
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