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    Putting in the hard yards, no success but getting closer...

    This spring I've been putting the hard yards in country which has low animal numbers and well a picture says a thousand words it looks like this bush stalking at its worst. Out Friday evening for a good four hrs abundance of sign Frustrating





    Tried a different approach yesterday afternoon hit the tops blitzed up in just over a hour (an effort I was more than happy with you can't beat time on the hill to get your fitness up) to hunt last light of the day weather forecast was for showers late in the day wind was gusting on the tops I figured I might get onto an animal heading out for an evening feed out of the wind.










    Picked a likely looking area and what did I run into but a stag standing end on texas heart shot material once he got a nose full he wasn't going to give me anymore than a running shot





    He was standing front and centre in this photo and moved left to right steep downhill into cover




    Standing shot it was going to be I was prepared with one up the spout so flicked the safety off and gave him plenty of lead I would only have one chance at a running shot .... lead in the air but no connecting thump I barrelled over the side with the dog hoping for a chance at a follow up only to run into stinging nettle 400M later

    Next time ...

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    Keep trying dude! that bush sure does look noisey!

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    Close but no prize.
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    lead @ what 40 yards?!!!

    Hey at least you saw one, Good work bonecrusher
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Ya gotta love the Kaimais,I grew up in that sh1t.wasn't as thick when it was full of goats
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    Looks like typical Kaimai bush! Well done anyway

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    Hard yards have paid off, pulled a good size stag yesterday afternoon Good velvet growth, feeding hard out fat as butter
    I was thinking I may need to rezero the 308 after missing one last weekend ..
    He didn't even twitch smacked him a 1/3 of the way up the neck only one way was down coreloks did the business
    Nice fridge full of vension
    Unfortunately no photo's my fine lady had my camera on a garden ramble

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    premo Bonecrusher! pitty bowt the camera you gotta take one with you mate otherwise the deertalkers wont beleive you! that counrty up there looks premo bush stalking to me one day ill get up in that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    Hard yards have paid off, pulled a good size stag yesterday afternoon Good velvet growth, feeding hard out fat as butter
    I was thinking I may need to rezero the 308 after missing one last weekend ..
    He didn't even twitch smacked him a 1/3 of the way up the neck only one way was down coreloks did the business
    Nice fridge full of vension
    Unfortunately no photo's my fine lady had my camera on a garden ramble
    Well done bonecrusher
    PS dont lead anything in the bush
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Good on ya BC, that's the ticket.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    premo Bonecrusher! pitty bowt the camera you gotta take one with you mate otherwise the deertalkers wont beleive you! that counrty up there looks premo bush stalking to me one day ill get up in that place.
    as long as your boss doesnt stiff you on your leave bro crash at my place we will head out.

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    Im gonna sort him out mucko! ill just fire huim from employing me anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.then weill catch up.

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    Good shit BC ,getting dry in there now like walking on corn flakes.
    Xmas veni sorted ,good skills dude .You sure earned that bugger.
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    I got out and did some pre roar reconnaissance in an area that I've been wanting to suss out for awhile. Basically the theory was pick a ridgeline and climb. Broke out into some likely productive country time for a hour of glassing and then time was against me ...


    No animals seen and all sign both pig & Deer were old.
    Not that I minded as it also served a purpose as some good preseason training for rugby which starts in March





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