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    reds moving out onto the sweeds

    i have a property that i hunt that backs onto native forest, the owner has planted out a crop of sweeds for winter feeding the sheep.
    as soon as he mentioned he was sowing out the crop i knew it would be a magnet for the deer and so i have been watching over it for signs of animals.
    even up until saturday ther had been no sign of the deer so when i went for a look on sunday morning i thaught nothing of the possability of deer being out there.
    i got in just on first light and parked up. it was dead still, not a breath of wind a little unusual so i planned my walk around the property.
    as i headed off i noticed the breeze forming and it was going to send my sent down my path for most of the trip.
    i decided to double back and go in the other direction.
    as i walked back past the car i thaught i should just check that sweed paddock, so i wonder up the hill and low and behold, a deer! no 4 deer!
    i dropped down into the gully and moved into a closer shooting position, by the time i was 150mtrs from the deer i first saw, there were about 20 to 25 in multiple mobs out feeding.
    i noticed a spiky with only one tine, what better than a young spiky? so i settled the crosshairs on the head just for him to duck down to feed, bugger.
    just then something spooked and 4 deer ran right in front of me, a 10 point stag with 3 young hinds following. i swung the rifle around and passed on the stag.
    i settled on a smaller hind and lead the shot boom, down she dropped.



    now for the hard work, i had to gut and carry all of 50 mtrs to the track so i could drive the car up and pick up the deer.
    some come easy.
    greg

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    20 to 25! Sounds like your freezer is goin to do some overtime:thumbup: the cocky won't want that many out on his crop, it will be gone in a matter of weeks.

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    Brilliant Greg. Swedes eh? Partial to them myself.
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    Always nice when a plan comes together, I think your going to be spending some more time in Swedesville!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Brilliant Greg. Swedes eh? Partial to them myself.
    Yeah, me too.......Britt Ekland, Mmmmmmmmm yummy
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    Yea mate sweeds is like deer crack haha once theyve got the taste they cant help themselves. They will all be back at somestage easy frezzers for you this season. Let us know if you need a hand lol


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    Sounds like a job for the canned 223.....

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    Think I need to take some freezer filling action this weekend
    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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    Excellent work there greghud. Choices galore.
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    Where in this dry land do you see green grass and a thriving crop? Good skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Where in this dry land do you see green grass and a thriving crop?
    Right there under Greg's arse Dundee.
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    I bet you could go to that crop every morning or evening at the same time and they will be on it
    that stuff is like crack cocaine to deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Where in this dry land do you see green grass and a thriving crop? Good skills
    its a little dry but noware near as bad as up north. its because southland is like new zealands gold coast beautiful one day, perfect the next.
    greg
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    Good stuff mate, Pesky buggers eating the crop - That deer will have plenty of fat on her.

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    i bagged up all the good cuts and roasts and i still got 28kgs of sausages!
    yea she was in bloody good nic.
    greg

 

 

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