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Thread: Phillip and Rushy's different sort of Wednesday

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    Phillip and Rushy's different sort of Wednesday

    Moonhunt had asked if Rushy and I wanted to head up to the pine block he manages to see if we could get onto a pig. I'd been there a couple times with no luck but it was Rushy's first time.

    The plan was for me to head up to Rushy's place on Tuesday night and we'd go for a little fallow hunt, then we'd shoot off to moonhunt's in the morning. So I pulled up to his place around 7 and we went for a quick look out the back of his place but the pines behind his place had been felled way back (they used to go right up to the boundary). Consequently the deer weren't jumping the fence onto his property as they were holding further back. So we didn't have any luck in his normal spot but on the walk back we saw three or four deer on his neighbours property All hinds though so we wouldn't have shot them even if they were on his property.

    5.30 the next morning had us up and on our way to moonhunt's. Walking the track that lead down and into the heart of the pines we were getting pretty excited as there was tonnes of sign around and it was fresh too. We had been stalking our way along for about 1.5 hours when we approached an area where I had spooked a pig from it's bed the first time I was in the area. It was on the border of the pines and the native (both on moonhunt's property) where there was a grassy clearing between where the pines finished and the native began. I stalked very slowly keeping my eyes peeled when I spotted a black and caramel ass poking out from the other side of the tree. Took one step back so I could see the full body, yep it's a porker Raised the rifle and let rip at the young boar that never woke from it's sleep. Here he is, my first pig, a lovely eater

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    Gutted the thing then carried it back to the car up a bit of a gut buster hill. Spun a quick yarn with moonhunt then shot back off Rushy's place to drop him home. We went via his wife's work to boast of our exploits and show her the pig. She told us that when she left in the morning she thought a particular hind on Rushy's farm was having trouble giving birth so we went to have a look. Rushy's wife was right, the hind have a bit of amniotic sac hanging like a dag so we split her off and got her into the crush to see what we could do about it. 3 hours later and minus a few gory details we had come to a point where it didn't look like there was anything we could do for the fawn and her mother so we had to get the 22 out. We both felt pretty rats about it after trying so hard get the poor thing out of her but such is the way it goes sometimes.

    Cheers for letting us hunt there moonhunt!
    Yeah nah bro

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    Congrats on getting your first pig

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    Nice report Phillip, and good skills on that first pig.
    Shame about the Hind though.
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    Nice work. Singe or skin it?
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    How are the boots?

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    What about the chick that's up from the South Island? Daughter of someones land you shoot on or something like that????

    Oh yeah, congrats on your first porker. should be a nice eater

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    How are the boots?
    I introduced him to Dubbin BRADS. He wore them yesterday and never complained so I imagine they were fine.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Fallow does Phillip. Red hinds. Took you long enough for such an abridged version. Ha ha haha
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    That's another box ticked Phil, what's next on the must do list?
    Oh and did Rushy remember to tell you and Moonhunt about xmas break plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Nice report Phillip, and good skills on that first pig.
    Shame about the Hind though.
    +1 Well done matey.....you've had a great year mate, with your first deer & pig, but you deserve it for all the hard yakka you've put in......first pig with a rifle too....sweet!!!!!
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Nice work. Singe or skin it?
    Skinned it

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    How are the boots?
    Going great BRADS. Had them in the Kaimanawas too. Thanks again for those mate.

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Fallow does Phillip. Red hinds. Took you long enough for such an abridged version. Ha ha haha
    Rushy mate, forgive me and my heathen ways!!

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    What about the chick that's up from the South Island? Daughter of someones land you shoot on or something like that????

    Oh yeah, congrats on your first porker. should be a nice eater
    Haha you mean the girl from Wellington?? What about her?

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    That's another box ticked Phil, what's next on the must do list?
    Oh and did Rushy remember to tell you and Moonhunt about xmas break plans?
    Tahr or a chamois in February hopefully
    Yep he did, I'm looking forward to it

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    Yeah nah bro

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