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    Hi I'm Ryan

    Hey everyone,

    Fairly new around here, been on the site a handful of times for a quick look around but thought i'd finally create an account. Keen as to get into some deer but I've never been after them and don't know where to start. Shot plenty of rabbits but thought it's about time I upgrade my target species. I'm currently living and working in Auckland so if anyone's heading out and is willing to have an apprentice tag along in the future then i'd be stoked as!

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    Welcome, Ryan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanH View Post
    so if anyone's heading out and is willing to have an apprentice tag along in the future then i'd be stoked as!
    welcome...... age fitness levels and what gear you have would be handy for anyone taking you on a hunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanH View Post
    Hey everyone,

    Fairly new around here, been on the site a handful of times for a quick look around but thought i'd finally create an account. Keen as to get into some deer but I've never been after them and don't know where to start. Shot plenty of rabbits but thought it's about time I upgrade my target species. I'm currently living and working in Auckland so if anyone's heading out and is willing to have an apprentice tag along in the future then i'd be stoked as!
    Welcome aboard, in new too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    welcome...... age fitness levels and what gear you have would be handy for anyone taking you on a hunt
    Hi Scotty, yea that's a fair call. I'm 22, fitness would be average, and as far as gear goes I have boots, a pack, knife, sleeping bag, a few pots and pans, and warm clothing...

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    Howdy Ryan

    enjoy the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanH View Post
    Hi Scotty, yea that's a fair call. I'm 22, fitness would be average, and as far as gear goes I have boots, a pack, knife, sleeping bag, a few pots and pans, and warm clothing...
    Got a centerfire rifle?(and a freezer?)
    RIP Barry S. 18/01/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    Got a centerfire rifle?(and a freezer?)
    No rifle as of yet, I was just hoping to tag along and learn a thing or 2 first. I'm working on the freezer - I will have one soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanH View Post
    No rifle as of yet, I was just hoping to tag along and learn a thing or 2 first. I'm working on the freezer - I will have one soon
    Cool. One thing you can do, assuming you have a .22 or access to one, is practice as much as you can.

    Good skills with a .22 are a big help when making a shot on a deer with a centerfire.
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    RIP Barry S. 18/01/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    Cool. One thing you can do, assuming you have a .22 or access to one, is practice as much as you can.

    Good skills with a .22 are a big help when making a shot on a deer with a centerfire.
    Yep, makes sense. I use the old man's one down in Napier when i'm there so the rabbit talley is in the hundreds. Good tip though, thanks

 

 

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