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Thread: For Muz. RIP

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    For Muz. RIP

    This one is for Muz. Muz always followed my stories and adventures and often messaged me about what he was up to and what I was doing.

    So yesterday we had a working bee at the hut we are building. The exterior is finished now except for the painting and steps. Brian and Craig built while I painted a couple of the exterior walls (until I ran out of paint) and put the windows in.

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    When we had finished at about 5.30pm we tidied up and headed off for a hunt. The other 2 in one direction and me in another.

    At about 6.30pm I spotted a black Fallow that I needed to get closer to work out what t was. At 300 yards I could see that it was a mature doe likely with a fawn, so I decided to get closer for some pics and maybe see another one that was shootable. I got opposite her at 239 yards and straight away spotted that a younger doe had joined her on the clearing. It was smaller and I guessed a younger member of her family group and I was certain that it was too young to have bred so decided to take her for meat.

    At the shot from the .270 wsm she ran off the clearing swinging a front leg, and then came backing onto to it again and tumbled down dead. It all took about 10 seconds.

    I glanced up while crossing the creek over to the clearing and there was the black doe again, standing over her dead mate and very reluctant to leave. I got several pics and some nice vid of her at 70 yards before she finally trotted off into the bush.

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    The one I had shot turned out to be a 2year old doe. I immediately took a pic of her dry udder and texted it to Craig who always gives me shit about the "dry" hinds I shoot - his comment is always "yeah, right Dad".

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    She was a pretty little thing but her skin was well ruined by the shot. I boned her out and chucked her into my pack and started the grind back to the quad. 2 hours later I was on the quad and on my way back to the truck where I met the others'. They had both seen deer but had shot nothing.

    So there you go Muz, the first deer from the new hut that you were so enthusiastic about. I'm sorry you and Dad never got down to it like we talked about. Rest easy my friend.

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    Poignant. Good of you to acknowledge the man like that.
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    Nice one , Muz would be proud

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    Nice one B

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    good on ya Mate.thats a neat photo of the hinds neck stretched out upwards like that.....really unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    good on ya Mate.thats a neat photo of the hinds neck stretched out upwards like that.....really unusual.
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    she's a giraffe is disguise.....Muz will be grinning watching you stalk in on deer,the ringside seat from above will mean he can see when they sneak away LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    she's a giraffe is disguise.....Muz will be grinning watching you stalk in on deer,the ringside seat from above will mean he can see when they sneak away LOL.
    When we took Muz up the Ruatiti we got Muz to have a few shots off the shooting bar he had on his quad, and to be honest (you wont mind me saying this Muz, eh), it was pretty shit. So my mate Malcolm who's place we were staying at took some time and gave Muz some tuition and got him shooting pretty damn well (I think it was a .260). This was quite a while ago and I think that Muz ended up as an ok shot. There were some wonderful people who helped Muz - mine was just a 2 bit part really, but worth it.
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    That's a cool story and tribute to Muz, I am sure he would be happy with the results of the hut too.
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    Thanks,
    Never meet the man but have corresponded with him and had planned to meet him on Tuesday for a coffee when he was in town for his 42nd birthday.
    That's a reminder to not let things slide. Like lots of us I was not aware how sick he was and he would not let on.
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    if it wasnt for the rip bit knowing muz you would of got a few txts shortly after posting that
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    if it wasnt for the rip bit knowing muz you would of got a few txts shortly after posting that
    Exactly
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