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    True Story...

    The stags started to get into it last night and several were really going off.

    I was sitting down giving the odd roar thinking something might appear and happened to glance over to my left and there was a fawn in a close by clearing so I left my pack and rifle and snuck 15 yards to get some picks.

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    I had mucked around for a few minutes taking pics and a roar emitted quite close, so without going back to my rifle I gave a roar. And almost immediately a stag appeared at about 20 yards - I could just see his head and neck. And there I was stranded.

    He stood there long enough for me to get my camera onto him before he disappeared. The best stag I have seen in 55 years of trying to get a truly decent one.

    Gutted.

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    (The fawn I was photographing was just in the neighbours property and that's why I left my rifle).
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    As soon as I read "left my pack and rifle" I had a good guess as to where this was headed....

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    the old adage " rifle should always be within arms reach " taught when in the army so obviously no army training and not a boy scout as not prepared . for what was in the photo looked not a bad hat rack . so guessing next time you are going for a photo op you will drag your rifle with you ?would make a good toyota add " Bugger "
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    I'm surprised that Tilly didn't grab you by the bootlaces and drag you back to your rifle - "those tasty brown things only stop running after the funny looking stick goes bang - you might want want to keep it close!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelisreal View Post
    I'm surprised that Tilly didn't grab you by the bootlaces and drag you back to your rifle - "those tasty brown things only stop running after the funny looking stick goes bang - you might want want to keep it close!"
    Hah. Tilly wasn't with me.

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    We're never too old to discover new ways to lose a bit of sleep. Will you get another crack at it? Either way a memorable story with hard evidence to boot.

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    Bugger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    the old adage " rifle should always be within arms reach " taught when in the army so obviously no army training and not a boy scout as not prepared . for what was in the photo looked not a bad hat rack . so guessing next time you are going for a photo op you will drag your rifle with you ?would make a good toyota add " Bugger "
    I should add some context. The fawn I was photographing was just in the neighbours property by 100 yards and that's why I left my rifle. The stag was right on the boundary line when I saw him which would have made it difficult. If I had stayed where I was back from the boundary and had kept roaring and not moved for the pics I would have got him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned View Post
    We're never too old to discover new ways to lose a bit of sleep. Will you get another crack at it? Either way a memorable story with hard evidence to boot.

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    I will go back. He was down in a gully roaring when I left.

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    Oh man!
    That hurts ..
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    Holy heck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    Holy heck!
    @stagstalker My final look at him as he disappeared into the neighbours.

    It would make you weep.

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    Oi! Come back! I've got something to show you...

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    I'm really hoping there's favourable a Part II to this story very soon
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