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    Taking the dog for a walk

    Keenfella had been talking for a while about some country he had access to for us to check out and that it would be a good spot for the dog. Being that we are a confident couple of hunters I bought a new freexer on Tuesday and Wednesday saw me knocking off work at 4 to go and get the dog, meet Keenfella and get something for the freezer.
    We got up to the property, had a chat to the farmer (who loved my work attire), got changed and jumped on the bike with the dog running alongside to get a bit of a warm up before we got into the hunting.
    We parked the bike well back from the intended lookout point and started walking. Within 50m the dog started winding and stopping coming onto a soft point, given that we were so close to where we had parked the bike I figured it must have been a hare that he was indicating so kept walking, as we moved across the wind however the dog got more and more insistant that there was something I should be paying more attention to than I was and kept stopping me. Once we hit the true crosswind he moved to the side of the track, looked down and locked solid. A few minutes later a yearling fed out from the scrub 200m away. Another example that you really need to have faith in your dog. A further point to make would be that I have shot a range of animals including birds, chamoois, goats etc with this dog but hadnt introduced him to deer, I hadnt done the deerskin thing with him either, dogs just love to hunt game and this is pretty good proof of it. No introduction to the target species and he indicated it from 200m. Shooting it confirmed it was the intended species and he tracked and located it once it was down.

    Few other points for the video:

    Imitation Versapod finally showed that it is shit (you see it break lining up for the shot) I have a genuine one which is much stronger but noticeably heavier

    Watching the video there is a part where the muzzle is pointing up and angles towards camera, not ideal, the gun was completely unloaded at that point however.

    I tried to be a nice guy and given that I didnt have another top figured carrying the deer with no shirt would give me something to put on over top afterwards to avoid getting blood on the seats of Als car. Once we got back to the bike he told me he had covers and it was an unnecesary exercise (hes good like that)
    Was a good evening out, plenty of laughs and good times had. Hope you enjoy the video

    Tikka gets his deer - YouTube

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    Great stuff
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    Fantastic HH. Nothing like an up hill slog to get the pump working.
    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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    Nice work , I'd did notice the bipod break wtf ! You would have been pised if that deer had heard it snap and off . Nice work from tika you'll be happy with that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Nice work , I'd did notice the bipod break wtf ! You would have been pised if that deer had heard it snap and off . Nice work from tika you'll be happy with that .
    Yeah its a good example of why not to waste your time with the cheap stuff, tends to fail at the worst of times!!! Silly thing is I have the real versapod but actually wanted to see how long the cheap one would last haha. Think Tikka has pointed every target species now so he certainly seems to know the game now

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    Excellent horihunter, great watching the dog [ and you ] work.
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    Awesome!! Good work by Tikka!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Was an awesome evening out.
    Great to get out together chasing deer again instead of the usual duck shooting. Speaking of that, I just drove past the ponds and they were chokka !
    Last edited by keen fella; 27-12-2012 at 02:28 PM.
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    Good stuff J,you ever gunna get the bolt handle put on the other side
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    Good shit ! ! great to watch two Tikkas in action, can't have too many of them obviously

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Good stuff J,you ever gunna get the bolt handle put on the other side
    haha. I don't mind the bolt being on the right especially when shooting prone. the Mrs shares some rifles with me so easier to just leave them all right handed

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    Nice one Hori Was great watching the dog work, old man had vizlas way back before they became fashionable. Excellent pets for us kids at the time too.(more so than the boxers)

    Was that a phone vid? I almost got sea sick watching it
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nice one Hori Was great watching the dog work, old man had vizlas way back before they became fashionable. Excellent pets for us kids at the time too.(more so than the boxers)

    Was that a phone vid? I almost got sea sick watching it
    that was YouTube that made it move around like that. said it had detected movement and would smooth it out for me. seemed a good idea until I saw the result. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by horihunter View Post
    that was YouTube that made it move around like that. said it had detected movement and would smooth it out for me. seemed a good idea until I saw the result. ...
    Was wondering what happened there. Everyone will think that I have shakes!!!

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    Great stuff.
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