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Who`s looking for a STAG this Roar with the Muzzleloader?
Mar 23rd, 2017 at 3:35pm
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Looks like I'm a bit tied down for the Roar, was wanting to get out for a Red with the Flintlock.... Might have to wait till may.
Any one else have plans with the smoke pole?..Already had results?
  
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Reply #1 - Mar 24th, 2017 at 10:48am
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Have all the plans in place - packs are loaded, flintlock has spent time down the range and is zeroed at 75 yards, drop off and pick up is organised - just need to load it in the wagon and go.
And that 'time to go' was this morning.
This is my son's first roar and he was really, really looking forward to it - we both were.
Three days ago he chipped one of his front teeth - and this afternoon he's getting it capped - because it apparently has to be done TODAY.
That's our driver gone - can't do it this afternoon, missus is booked doing something else and no one else I know likes me well enough to be bothered putting themselves out.
Maybe next week, the week after - maybe next year ?
Murphy at his best.

Not bitching - just the way it goes sometimes. Would likely have turfed the flinter anyway and taken my nitro shooter - it's raining for the next three days.
Best 'roar' I've ever been on was in heavy rain.

Nice to see this page come alive again.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 9:06am
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Update to my above post.
My son got his tooth capped - the cap fell off two hours later.
Re-doing it again today, but it does make you wonder if one of us has offended a 'higher being' ?
I know I've been thinking more than I should about the gorgeous Raquel Welch - and something startlingly rude popped up on my wife's computer the other day which suggested he was looking at things he probably shouldn't have been.
"Looking at porn, weren't ya you dirty bugger ?"
"I wasn't, I swear I wasn't."
"Well you looked at something and you buggered that trip."
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 11:42am
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yip the young fellas have a habit of doing that when computer is left unmonitered Angry Angry
worst bit is all the adds for hot asian chicks or randy ruskies that keep popping up for weeks afterwards Embarrassed Embarrassed
if you do have them appear try looking at other more wholesome adds for a while and your browser will filter them in instead.
its plurry frightening how much shite we do online gets used by add companies eg we booked airline tickets and a motel and mrs had recently bought a air fryer
for next week we had adds showing those very things AND adds from the bank we use for internet!!!!!!!!

the weather cant stay bad forever so you will get out sooner or later.
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 1:14pm
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I told the missus to expect that - it happened to me a few years back when my neighbour showed me an interesting XXX site on my computer.
Scared me a bit that my computer did that, but I expect that's exactly what happened to my old boss because he imported one of those 'randie ruskies' and seems to be living happily ever after.
Mate up the road must have done it too because he's got the 'hot Asian' variety - and she is hot. I like her a lot, great sense of humour, but whenever I visit I gotta go through the circling arse sniffing thing with my mate as he's a bit protective - so I don't go so much now.
Never figured that - I'm some forty years older than she is, but then he's closer to my age than hers.

My youngster is still at school and he's used all his 'sick days' (all Friday's), enough so the school is phoning us up about it.
Missus said we can have one more Friday - and that's it.
It'll happen - just not sure when.
My problem is I'm no chicken anymore and I spent a couple of months trudging the hills with a pack full of sand to get as fit as I could for this.
Started my pack training with 20kg (bloody heavy) of sand and crawled the highest steepest bastard hill we got here - a 300 something metre climb.
When I got to the top I had 7kg left. Was a grueling climb, so I looked on the Internet as to why it was so hard - I used to go up there a lot chasing possums.
Seems old people like me lose leg strength - it's the first thing to go - and you never ever get it back.
Lost 2kg doing that and not once did it never hurt.
The rest of me seems okay, but I did crick something in my shoulder up a ladder yesterday topping a tree.

Thing is now I have to maintain that fitness for when we do get out - it disappears real quick.
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 12:23pm
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Boys home from Varsity and we were going bush.. This weather has slowed things and the Flintlock is rain shy.. perhaps next week!
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 4:56pm
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I beat you to it - got the missus to drop me off up country a bit and walked into a place I'd never been - just me.
Was tagged as a 3 hour walk, discovered it was four and a half with a lot more up and down than I figured on - but I did find where I wanted to get thanks to my nephews Garmin 60Cx map.
Was getting on by the time I got there, so set up the fly camp back from where I wanted to hunt and was up early the next morning.
After spending a bit of time easing some stiff and sore bits, I got into hunting mode - wasn't hard.

The map showed I was on a bench about 700 metres long and 250 metres wide, where it rose steeply to the tops.
Sign was good and the bush was quite open with tight stuff here and there. My goal to skirt two dry water courses that crossed the bench.

With the wind swirling slightly, but mostly in my favour I found a fresh wallow and the stench of stag. Listening, I could hear nothing, so continuing a short distance I discovered I could smell the bugger. Inching forward into the faint breeze the smell got stronger and I could hear rustlings - somewhere in front, but not sure whether to the left or right.
Easing back the trigger so the hammer didn't click, I got low to look for legs when there was a clattering and he was gone - didn't even see him.

Rolling a f*g to ease the tension, I found I was a bit emotional. I don't know why, I can get sad sometimes when I kill something - but never when I've missed out - and this is different, it's coming now as I re-live this.
Anyway, after sitting for a bit and getting emotional I decided it was best to get out and come back in a few days - after the heavy rain that was forecast.

The weather's been rotten since.

Enjoyed it very much and am very glad I did it , but puzzled about why I felt like I did.
I did find the there and back hard yakka - and while my .54 only weighs 8lb, it felt more like twenty by the time I was out.
Gave me sore wrists too, and knees - and they're still niggly sore.



  
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Re: Who`s looking for a STAG this Roar with the Muzzleloader?
Reply #7 - Apr 14th, 2017 at 9:12pm
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sometimes its like that when you on your own...been there a few times myself.
the rain sure has made things interesting.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 14th, 2017 at 11:38pm
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I'd say that rain has buggered a few plans, good to see people are getting out in it though.

As for that other thing - I had a sit and told my wife about it and she told me my brain was going soft.

  
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