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    Quote Originally Posted by tanqueray View Post
    Nice work Tahr, bet it takes a lot of practice to get your back steaks so clean of deer hair!
    Yeah. I start thinking about it as soon as I shoot a deer and I always turn them down hill and stick them to bleed out. You will then find if you do that, if you cut the main artery in the hip when taking the back wheels off blood doesn't gush all over the show.
    Clean pillow cases for the meat and keep everything off the ground. Only ever skin and cut from the inside out.

    Then after its home and chilled I trim all of the silver skin with a thin boning knife. I would rather waste a bit of meat than leave hair or dirt on it. I never put water near it.

    Sometimes it s a bit grubby when I get home from a wet hunt but its amazing how it comes up after a good trim. The dog lives on deer trimmings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior View Post
    Haha mate all good i have all the fallow i want 5 min from home but we are not all that luckley
    Mate. I have to drive 3.5 hours minimum to get to my spots and I am yet to shoot a deer. Fallow 5 minutes from home would be a dream
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    Very nice but still prefer fallow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    Very nice but still prefer fallow....

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    Fallow is nice, but there is something really satisfying about a good red steak.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Yeah, I hear a lot of that. Ive done my hard yards of commercial hunting on public land and still hunt it. Ive also got some good farms that I have access to. You build your own relationships and make your own luck. It takes a life time. For me, nearly 71 years.

    This particular deer was shot on a private scrub block with my son. We carried three sets of hind quarters and six back steaks for an hour or. It was well earned by anyones money.

    Ive never paid to hunt deer in my life.
    Were the private land access family friends etc or chance encounters with approachable people? I have had good luck with goat shooting but haven't tried to get access to deer yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Were the private land access family friends etc or chance encounters with approachable people? I have had good luck with goat shooting but haven't tried to get access to deer yet.
    I farmed in the area for 20 years.
    The odd other contact through friends and mutual sharing.

    I have never door knocked or directly asked for access. Its just not me. Works for others and that's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior View Post
    Oh to live out of auckland and have private land
    I'm somewhat sympathetic to that, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    You build your own relationships and make your own luck.
    I agree. I moved my family to Northland for the fishing and diving opportunities despite it being a bad career move (more to life than working!?). My interest in hunting was rekindled after the move

    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Mate. I have to drive 3.5 hours minimum to get to my spots and I am yet to shoot a deer.
    I add 2.5 hours to that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I'm somewhat sympathetic to that, but...



    I agree. I moved my family to Northland for the fishing and diving opportunities despite it being a bad career move (more to life than working!?). My interest in hunting was rekindled after the move



    I add 2.5 hours to that!
    Yeah sorry bout that. Taking you to a spot where the goats are on an easy track was just the thing to get you going hahaha.
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    That's a choice looking cut of meat Bruce, you sure earned it, it does make it taste better after a hard haul. I like Red deer the most, you get a decent size steak and it has awesome flavor. Fallow is good too.
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    Yep, keeping hair and rubbish off your meat comes with practise, and mostly with age cause the hair gets stuck between ya teeth, older n wiser.

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    Nice, the mutt looks a bit wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeMan View Post
    Yep, keeping hair and rubbish off your meat comes with practise, and mostly with age cause the hair gets stuck between ya teeth, older n wiser.
    Speak for yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Nice, the mutt looks a bit wet
    Yes. Its been raining the last 3 times Ive been up there. Its a 2.5 hrs drive there so I step out of the truck and go regardless of the WX

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    Sorry @Tahr, that was for you, I aint got any teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I'm somewhat sympathetic to that, but...



    I agree. I moved my family to Northland for the fishing and diving opportunities despite it being a bad career move (more to life than working!?). My interest in hunting was rekindled after the move



    I add 2.5 hours to that!
    same

 

 

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