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    Watching them grow, & some must go...

    I was out for a hunt last night and saw a goodie which I left for someone else (my sons? me?). Got some nice vid of him which I will edit and post some time.

    So I left him to it and carried on hunting, but about an hour later I looked back with my binos to the same spot and another common phase buck had appeared. He was younger and looked like a nice meat taker. I left him be for a while but in the end decided to loop back and try my chances on him. By the time I got to a shootable place he was well out from the scrub. 250 yard shot.

    The 300 saum dispatched him nicely.

    I saw a few reds too, but nothing exciting.

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    Ready for the grunt home...

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    Nice pics, the rata flower around Otira is amazing, whole hillsides are red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Nice pics, the rata flower around Otira is amazing, whole hillsides are red.
    Yeah. Bowling the 'possums has been well worth while.
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    nice animal

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    Great stuff Bruce. What is the projectile, where did you find it?

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    Aye those SAUMs must hit hard - there’s big patches of blood splattered all over that tree ��. Good to see that other buck left to spread his genes around.
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    Very cool Bruce, the dark one wasnt bad at all was he, good on ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    Great stuff Bruce. What is the projectile, where did you find it?
    Barnes 150gr ttsx?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Barnes 150gr ttsx?
    Yes. 3147 fps.
    @nor-west Deer was quartering away. Hit mid way along its side to angle through to shoulder. Projectile came to rest just under the skin where its sitting in the pic. I dug it out with the point of my knife.
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    Nice buck hope you catch up with him when he’s stripped.
    Well done Bruce.

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    Like that knife you've got there - any more details on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbs View Post
    Like that knife you've got there - any more details on it?
    @Gerbs Which one? The wooden handle knife is a Cross Knives "Nessmuk" in A2 steel. The canvas handle one is a Bark River "Blackwater 2" in Elmax steel.

    Both available from Knives Shipped Free in the States
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    Nicely palmated that Buck.
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    Nice one, hope you get to cross paths with that dark Buck, looks to be very nice indeed.

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    That Melanistic buck could be one of the better ones taken in NZ if left to age a few more years.

    It is now, no where near ready to shoot if your after a decent head.

    Has a little potential tho.


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