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    MORNING SUCCESS

    Well i said id take the 300 for a walk this week,and i did with his buddy,the 222.Weather was good for a few days.so i packed up the truck,thing it might take me a couple of days to get a deer.Left home last yesterday for a 3 hr drive to a river bed fill of spring grass,loopins and low broom.Parked up the truck about 500yds from the area i was going to watch.Only took the 300 with me for the evening watch.Sat on a bank fill of high broom,watch the bush edge till dark,but nothing happen,bugger.So walked back to the truck for a good night sleep and have a early rise.
    So 4.45am came around,had a coffee and took both rifles with me,iv never shot a deer with a 300 or a weee 222,interesting exercise.Got to my spot and waited till near light.Well 20 minuts later,a hunters dream came true.Four young stags walked out of the bush in a feeding freezy,eating the spring growth like it was their last feed.They were acting like a bit pissed,silly buggers.They were only about 100yds away,i was standing in some high broom,i got the 300 line up on the bigger stag,waiting,waiting,broad side,boom.The 300 just dropped him on the spot.The other 3 were quick stepping around ,wandering where the shot came from.I grapped the 222 as they started walking towards me in a panic.i aimed at the shoulders of the front one and let ripped.No suppresser on the 222,a loud crack and wack,i ears rangs and the young stag stubbled about 4 mtrs and dropped to the ground.The wee 222 shattered the front of his left sholder.Well what a action morning,i couldnt belive it,2 deer on the deck.Now the hard work starts,i was a bit buggered after dewheeling the stags with back steaks.Got the truck loaded up, had a few hours drive home.Having a quiet beer now and feeling a bit buggered,guess you can when you are closer to 70 than 60.These rifles are my son n laws rifles im just looking after them while he s working in WA.I reckn the 300 to big and the 222 bit small for stags,il stick to my 308 next time.Cheers and Beers Guys.
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    Last edited by Trout; 14-12-2020 at 06:59 PM.
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    Nice work

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    Classic Trout, right there Well done.

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    gumboot hunting.....Ive carried shotgun and rifle before but never two rifles....enjoy your venison.

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    That was a successful wee outing. Good on ya.

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    Cheers n beers indeed!

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    Epic, always cool when a plan comes together.

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    Great yarn and photos - Merry Xmas!

 

 

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