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    Something different: Hunting with skis

    Mostly novelty, not very relevant to NZ I suppose. One of my favorite ways to hunt.

    https://youtu.be/Liueu9_rdDQ
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    Interesting. The Capercallie was the national bird of Scotland I think, and hunted to extinction there. Lives in pine forests so would be an ideal game bird here in NZ. However the greeny purists and DoC would never hear of such an introduction unfortunately.

    I have heard their taste is quite strong; how do you prepare and cook them?
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    Nice, what calibre and type of projectile do you use? Where do you aim so as not to destroy all the meat?

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    Very 'cool'. I could imagine that could get a bit frustrating at times.

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    what rifle is that .its a big bird .be quite cool to do that if it wasn't for those dangerous things on your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Interesting. The Capercallie was the national bird of Scotland I think, and hunted to extinction there. Lives in pine forests so would be an ideal game bird here in NZ. However the greeny purists and DoC would never hear of such an introduction unfortunately.

    I have heard their taste is quite strong; how do you prepare and cook them?
    Cheers, Woody.
    Yes that is correct. It is the most difficult game meat to cook for me, you need to hit very precisely with the temperature or it will be raw/ dry as sand. I put it on a bed of vegetables and sauce, oven cook it to 62 Celsius using a thermometer.

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    Nice, what calibre and type of projectile do you use? Where do you aim so as not to destroy all the meat?
    6,5x55 and use a target hollowpoint which will open ever so slightly but not expand properly. A FMJ causes too long flight and a hunting bullet would ruin the bird. Aim where the collarbones meet or through the sternum. You do not want to hit is sideways through the chestbone or through the spine from behind.

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    Very 'cool'. I could imagine that could get a bit frustrating at times.
    It can be I suppose, but the experience of being out has so far been overwhelming so minor things like no birds doesn't really matter.

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    what rifle is that .its a big bird .be quite cool to do that if it wasn't for those dangerous things on your feet.
    The planks? Nice firewood if they break and you get stuck...
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    Terrific! Thank you very much for sharing.
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    No I don't have enough reindeer experience to set aside holiday and money investment for a big "maybe". It probably would be stellar hunting if I had lived closer to the areas.

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    are the capercallie normally hunted with a rifle?

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    Looks a big bird.....cool vid, thanks for sharing.....
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    Open sighted .22 could be handy, all that scope cap kerfuffle would do my head in

    Cool video and interesting way to do things none the less
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    Nice video. Reminded me of the Heroes of Telemark and I was half expecting the Norsk Hydro plant to appear in the background.
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    Nice videos. You guys are driving fast on those icy roads, no wonder some end up on the ditch. Would a 22-250 with and fmj bullet do the trick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Nice videos. You guys are driving fast on those icy roads, no wonder some end up on the ditch. Would a 22-250 with and fmj bullet do the trick?
    No the 22-250 is too volatile. A medium to slow 6mm to .30 bullet is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    are the capercallie normally hunted with a rifle?
    Yes. Some shotgun them over dogs in autumn. I am mentally handicapped with a shotgun, so never manage to seize the opportunity. My friend is brilliant with the shotgun, he has the bird down before I register it has lifted...
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