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    Wallaby & stuff

    3 of us have just spent 5 days chasing wallaby in the Mackenzie Basin area. The weather was blue bird everyday except for one that was a bit overcast.
    Our hunting was during the afternoons and evenings but unless you spooked them or walked them up the wallaby didn't start appearing 'till after 2.30-3.00 pm. Dark at 6pm so quite a small hunting window.

    We shot 156 wallaby and a couple of Fallow. Over the last few years we have culled probably over 2000 wallaby. Its great fun and excellent for getting your eye in. I shot them out to 375 yards this trip with the average range for me about 180 yards.

    Here's some pics:

    Mount Cook.
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    This day I had to climb above the fog.
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    I shot this beautiful young doe. Dropped the meat off to a local forum member to enjoy.
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    Where I butchered the doe. Nice back drop.
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    A nice buck wit a bunch of does. He had weak palms so was left in peace.
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    Filming the buck.
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    Its just such a neat place to be...
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    No pics of dead wallaby. I avoid the smelly things.
    Last edited by Tahr; 06-05-2022 at 06:18 PM.
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    Cool tahr, I wouldn't mind a crack at that one day myself

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    Bloody beautiful country! Well done. What are those red berries in the first photo? Coprosma?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaChen View Post
    Bloody beautiful country! Well done. What are those red berries in the first photo? Coprosma?
    Rosehips on Briar.

    https://agpest.co.nz/?pesttypes=sweet-briar
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    Nice one, you must have had heavy packs carrying all the ammo around.
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    It's great for the fitness, gives the dog a run
    I've always liked the wallaby shooting thing.
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    About 40 yrs ago in Twizel there use to be a good wine club.They made very good variations of Rose Hib wine.Cost a few sickies back them.
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    Nice work, 223 the tool for the job was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Nice one, you must have had heavy packs carrying all the ammo around.
    @stug I fired 76 shots for 63 wallaby and 3 rabbits (10 misses). Not so good on the running shots. Didn't miss a sitting one. I take 40 rounds per evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka View Post
    Nice work, 223 the tool for the job was it?
    Yes. I used 80 grain Targex. The other 2 used 55 grn Hornady. All hand loads.
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    Great trip plenty of hoppers to keep your eye in, certainly is a beautiful place to be. Your shooing is pretty (darn ) good considering your hit to miss ratio.
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    Great Photos Thar,

    The expanse of the SI never stops impressing me. Good shooting by the sounds of it I would be happy with 10 misses. Private or public land?

    Cheers FBD
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    Very nice. THe area looks quite dry, do you briung all your water on the hikes?
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    Didn't drop any at mine! sob
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    Awesome pictures look's like a heap of fun.

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