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    Saturday morning stroll

    A mate of mine had been taking a young fella out pig hunting and he had mentioned he really wanted to get into deer stalking (intelligent young man:thumbup
    So he gave him my no and as luck would have it i got a leave pass today.
    Another 2am start and we saw a fat little 70ish pound pig on the drive in.
    Parked up and started climbing for spotx arriving just as it was getting light enough to shoot,the light wind was perfect and we stalked in on my never fail spot.
    Fail! Nobody was home but there were fresh prints everywhere. Weather it was the full moon or the recent pressure with savage hunter knocking over a spiker and another hunter shooting one of the hinds i can't say but they were not staying on the tops for daylight this morning.
    Moving along up and into another fantastic basin and gully all that was sighted was a solitary goat with an unusual coat. Pitch black front half and white rear half. It was a stunning morning at around 1600asl with not a breath of wind as i lay in the tussok glassing having a osm bar for break fast then a durry to go with the fresh air.
    Up and moving again to look into one more area before i fell asleep in the sun and just as we crossed over the ridge a stiff breeze sprang up straight up our Arse! Bugger bolted over and down hoping to get out of it but it was to late. Just as i sat to glass i spotted a couple of stags that were bedded down in the bottom of a gut then they caught our wind, they were up and gone in a flash not even looking for the 2 sweaty hunters.
    We had bout done our dash so started heading back stopping on the way to shoot a 6 inch rock on a slip 498y distant and 19 deg down. Shooter did the maths and a cold clean shot off my day pack hit dead center and a second the same my new hunting bud was astounded so i told him to have a go and he hit it as well feeling cocky i had a couple of shots off my knees and just missed it twice but would have been easy a dead deer. Not real long range but pleasing with the 308 in mountain breezes.
    Getting back to the wagon at 12 I found i had a couple of firsts.
    First blister in these boots, must have been my socks .
    First ever time iv experienced Arse chaph ! Ill be happy enough if its the last
    Driving back out a hind and fawn trotted across the road in front of us.
    A few animals seen non shot and a bit of exercise i badly need.

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    Nice vc. Good to see stuff aye, lets you know you're doing at least something right

    Ps. everytime I read one of your posts your thumpsup emoticon never shows, it just shows the text semicolon-thumbsup-semicolon. Dunno why.
    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Nice vc. Good to see stuff aye, lets you know you're doing at least something right

    Ps. everytime I read one of your posts your thumpsup emoticon never shows, it just shows the text semicolon-thumbsup-semicolon. Dunno why.
    I noticed that too!
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    It's a bloody good shot for a hunter 308 and a breeze.
    Liked the whole post as well.
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    Well done VC. Out there doing it and a chaffed arse to prove it. Better get the missus to rub som salve on that. I am impressed at the long shots
    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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    good sh1t vc
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    Re: Saturday morning stroll

    If only i could do it every weekend i might get rid of the beer gut that is slowly but surely growing round my middle. And cough out a couple of cups of tar and welding fumes

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    Galv is good
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    If only i could do it every weekend i might get rid of the beer gut that is slowly but surely growing round my middle. And cough out a couple of cups of tar and welding fumes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Welcome to old age catching up with you
    I spos I could drink less beer and eat less pies but yea narr!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I spos I could drink less beer and eat less pies but yea narr!
    Life is finite and you never know when it might end VC. Don,t stop doing the things that give you pleasure. You still got to the top even though you have been eating pies and drinking beer.
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    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!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    yea its not the pies and beer that is the problem, its not getting out enough thats the problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    yea its not the pies and beer that is the problem, its not getting out enough thats the problem!
    I totally agree. It is very easy to not get the opportunity sometimes
    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!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Belated reply Phillip, the thumb up thing Im picking is some sort of tappa talk glich when posting from phone.
    As for seeing stuff, I see animals pretty much every time.BUT that is only because I dont shoot everything I see.
    It would be real easy to shoot everything on the tops out of this area but I am trying to farm them
    While I wouldn't begrudge a young or new hunter shooting anything they can. I hope once they have got a few they get a bit more "conservationist "

    One thing I learnt very early on is you can only shoot a deer once,if you find a nice spot and there is three and you shoot one next time there will be 2 and so on. If you shoot em all out of an area it can take a LONG time for them to come back if ever.
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    waste of time VC its one of the few pleasurs we have left.To windy for my weeknd mission,... nxt week hopefully.As much as you rolled a donut on that trip it still sounded like a bloody good one, couldnt ask for more on a donut trip IMO cheerss.

 

 

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