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Reply #45 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 11:45am
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yip tuning in your eye is the key....as said earlier look for grey roadcones or Mickey Mouse ears.....those two things are dead giveaways.
its amazing how many we have shot over the years while sitting down having smoko,all goes quiet and up they pop seemingly out of nowhere Grin
  
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Reply #46 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 12:27pm
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I love the fact that alot of the times you shoot one and another will stand up to see what the helps going on then you can get a shot at that one
  
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Reply #47 - Nov 19th, 2017 at 7:47pm
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Striker NZ and me were shooting wallabys 2 nights back and we went looking for a couple of close ones to give to the pet food bloke.

Dont usually bother myself but pick up a few sometimes to do someone a favor.

Anyway he came out from a wee clearing with a fully grown live one frimly grasped upside down. Asked me if i wanted one to take home.  Grin

Said it was hiding behind a bush and he jsut reached down and picked it up. Buggered if id do that, bloody big claws on the thing.
  

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Reply #48 - Nov 19th, 2017 at 8:31pm
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Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin classic
  
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Reply #49 - Nov 19th, 2017 at 9:22pm
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Damn that's how you stalk a animal Cheesy Smiley
  
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Reply #50 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 6:19pm
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Ya just grab em by the tail and they just bounce up and down on the spot
  
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Reply #51 - Nov 21st, 2017 at 7:07pm
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Grin Grin

Thats probably what he did. He did have it by the tail when he appeared. Said it was the second time hed done it lately.

Meet a rather definative end though.. Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #52 - Nov 21st, 2017 at 9:42pm
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Have never had a go at the Wallabies, might have to do a Waimate mission! Have heard they can carry a pretty knarly load of worms - true or false? some decent looking recipes floating round the interweb but might be a hard sell to the family if you have to have an Ivomec chaser afterwards Wink

  
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Reply #53 - Nov 22nd, 2017 at 9:49am
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They are good fun Jake77!

Like with everything else - check liver,lungs and kidneys when gutting plus if you see anything odd take a picture and go ask.Most kiwis will just vomit when mentioning eating wallaby.You have to know how to cook it,if you overcook it its bloody awful.Had cooked slow roasted tail shank,broth from bones,meat patties,stew...  Cheesy Wink Its good when nothing else is around and freezer is empty  Cool

Been to Mt.Studholme couple times,there is heaps of them!You can drive all the way up to main ridge if you have 4WD and than walk around.
They are up and feeding in first light and than later on just having snooze under flax or odd shrub.If you know where to look they make good still target.
  

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Reply #54 - Nov 22nd, 2017 at 7:18pm
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Cheers Pete, will have to give it a go.
  
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Reply #55 - Nov 22nd, 2017 at 8:35pm
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gut bag is full of worms yes...so dont gut shoot them Roll Eyes
the steaks are ok....the tails make awesome stew,find oxtail recipe and go from there....the tendons break down and turn to jelly....very rich and oh so yumhodelishimo....
I found roasts were too bland,like lamb...
  
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Reply #56 - Dec 8th, 2017 at 9:44pm
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I found roasts were too bland,like lamb...

Same, but cooked with rosemary and served with mint sauce is OK. Have fooled some friends into thinking they were eating hogget. Mixed with a bit of belly pork they make delicious patties. If your into corned beef try pickling the legs. Very nice.
  
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Reply #57 - Today at 10:26am
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Wild pigs and deer also have worms that you can't catch unless you puncture the gut bag and eat one. I think wallabies get them worse because they normally live on farmland with stock on them.
  

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Reply #58 - Today at 10:56am
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Hey Jake did you gave it a go?I will be keen to go down there in February when back from holiday.Going to try out my rebarelled Brno on few of those Ozzie Rats  Grin
  

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