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    Member 6MMBR's Avatar
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    Gibson,Western Australia

    Not a good week

    Hi all,

    Thort id tell you about the week ive just had in the bush.
    Day 1
    Got to the hut around lunchtime on Monday.
    Unpacked the gears and was of.
    Not 300m from the hut walking down the track my dog Finn stops dead still and points,Well not really points but dose the half squat and stares when he sees deer.
    I said F#@k off noddy stop been a goose where to close to the hut.
    Then i heard a crunch, Not 5 mtrs from me Is a rusa hind.
    Thinking i had it in the bag I slowly chamberd a round (all going well so far) The final click on closing the bolt off for a shot had her turn and look rite at me( SHIT.) took my eyes off her for a sec to see where the dog was and CRASSH...GONE...and the Finn gave me that look you retard.
    No deer seen for the rest of the day.

    Day 2
    Up at 5 am we where off up a sper 2/3s of the way up everything going well.
    Once again Finn indercates.
    Few mins later had me looking at a nice 6 point Red feeding slowly down hill towards us.
    Somthing spooked him and he started to run towards us.
    I Had no chance of a shot so let out a bark, The stag saw me ,turned and ran to my rite and went out of site.
    sure enouff 3 pig dogs came ripping down the hill.
    I said GO WIDE and ponted left and Finn took off to my left.
    I then let out 2 more barks that had the pig dogs confused for a short period..Hopefully giving Mr Red time to escape them..
    It worked because i later ran into the hunters once i had come back down.
    No deer for day 2 and no pigs for the other party.

    Day 3
    Short hunt to check out a ridge 5am start
    All going well quite alot of shingle in places but alot of sign.
    10am I had a bit of a woopsie.( I slipped and fell about 30-40m )
    I was auctully nocked unconsous and came around at 730pm, Total Darkness and frezzing.
    I was quite dazed and a little unsure what i was doing with a thumping headache.
    I knew it was going to be long night.
    ended up dropping down into the stream below.
    Cant have been thinking to well.
    I tied my bootlaces together between 2 trees and made a hoochy out of ferns to try and cut out the wind.(worked well)
    I then slipped into my survival bag have it rip and fall to bits. (dont be a cheep ass and buy the kmart ones)
    I think i went in and out of consousness a few times thru the nite, I awoke at 7am this morning to find parts of my stuffed bag tied around my neck, stuffed between my thermals and even stuffed in my undies haha.
    Finn was also a good wee dude helping to keep me warm.
    It took a while to work out where i was and to find my rifle this morning.
    (strangley enouff I also found my wedding ring beside it as it was allways a bit loose)
    That would have been a hard one to explane.
    Got out ok and had a check up from the doc..I am not to sleep for a while but everything should be ok.

    Duck shooting is on so the deer are once again off the menu.
    hopefully my next hunting adventure will be a bit better,RUSA ROAR!!!!
    ( ill get a new decent survival blanket maybe even 2 )
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    Gone But Not Forgotten Toby's Avatar
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    Wouldn't you like to know
    Sounds like a interesting week with some good lessons learnt.

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    Holy heck thats serious, glad you are alive.
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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    And forget the survival blankets, plastic rubbish bags

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    You should be band Tussock, saying those three letters in the relaxing place.

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    I am glad that you got out to tell the story. There will be another day but I wouldn't be in a hurry to repeat the fall or the cold night for that matter.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Dec 2011
    Glad you made it back out!

    I have had a couple of serious concussions and couldn't remember the next two days and was foggy for a week.

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    Load....Action....Instant ....Watch and Shoot! ishoot10s's Avatar
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    Wow, that's a pretty bad KO, several hours... You did well to sort yourself out, glad you're ok.
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    Yup, good job getting yourself out

    Be careful out there folks, and get some decent survival kit.
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby
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    Member sako75's Avatar
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    Good on you for checking your dog before pulling the trigger

    Not good getting KO'd. The one reason I don't like hunting on my own (plenty of reasons I like hunting by myself). Hard case about the wedding ring
    I'm sure just about all survival blankets deteriorate and should be replaced every couple of years. So cheap and compact keep 2

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    Sending it Gibo's Avatar
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    Shit man thats a serious yarn.
    Thanks for sharing, gives me a prompt to make sure my gear is in order.

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    The Mrs might need to send you off in bubble wrap next time. Good work though.
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    Sounds like one of those unforgettable hunting trips u neva forget!!! Excuse the pun!!!

    Buy an epirb m8.. just neva know
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    Wow. You're certainly pretty lucky to be alive if you ended up with a bad concussion. Good on you for having the sense to take a survival blanket with you. I bet a lot of people don't take one on their person while out in the bush and it could definitely be the difference to surviving a night or not.

    As an aside a good brand of Survival blanket is AMK or Adventure Medical Kits. They have a few varieties even a bivvy style that is re-usable.
    If you don't get Dirt, Blood or Grease under your nails it ain't a hobby

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    Member 6MMBR's Avatar
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    Yeah not somthing I would want to repeat.
    Not sure what made me make a hootchy out of ferns.
    but it really was a good windblock.

    Thinking about getting a ring tattooed on.LOL

    Mite be an idea to get a eperb,,(but will they fly my dog out aswell.??)

    will be really going over what I carry in my kit from now on.



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