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Aug 13th, 2018 at 10:39am
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Last weekend a friend invited me out to a spot of his in south Canterbury. Its bush covered rolling hill country flanked by forestry blocks. Much different to the normal alpine hunting I do! Friday arvo saw us heading up a manuka covered ridge to a camp site he has next to a spring for water. We went for an evening reccy walking along the track while my mate pointed out various gully's where he'd seen/shot deer and other points of interest. He knows this area like the back of his hand luckily as I didn't have a clue where we were. Nothing was seen but there was obviously a healthy population of deer judging by the sign and we did hear a few wild sheep down on one thick bush face.

The next morning wasn't an early one and we had a leisurely breakfast before heading up the ridge to check out a couple of gully's that usually hold deer. I wasn't feeling too hopeful with it being almost mid day not to mention I'm noisy as hell in the bush being 100kg and wearing full shanked heavy boots. We dropped off the side of the track and into some thick regen that opened out a bit further down. About 200m down the sign was getting fresher and fresher before we heard something crash down the hill out of a patch of native nettle. I thought it was long gone but after going around the nettle as carefully and slowly as I could I caught a glimpse of a deer trotting across the face below me and very luckily stopped where I had a window of visibility. It wasn't the best angle but I managed to drop it with a spine shot. I yet out a big yahoo not quite believing my luck. Not surprisingly it was a silly yearling.

After taking our time butchering and letting the meat cool down we decided to continue on our intended route which was to drop down this gully, sidle across and back up the next one over. We got about 50m further down the hill when a deer barked out to our left in a patch of regen. I started creeping back up the hill where id have a better view before I heard a BOOM behind me and saw a deer rolling down the hill right next to my mate. The deer had seen me and almost run straight into my mate! It was almost certainly the hind from the yearling id shot an hour earlier. We now had quite a large load of meat so with heavy packs we slogged it straight back up the hill and back to camp by 4pm for a beer. Now that's what I call gentlemen's hunting! The next morning we packed up and made the easy walk downhill back to truck and home.

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Reply #1 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 11:27am
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my man,,glad youre getting out there
  

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Cheers mate. Bit easier than carrying one out from the Karangarua  Cheesy
  
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Easy ones make up for all the slogs.
Well done.
And good on your mate for sharing such a primo spot.
  
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great stuff,you will be buying a pair of ashleys to replace them heavy noisy clodhoppers in no time Grin Grin
  
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brilliant great result.  Smiley

Dont forget if you want me to put up some pics for you send them to me. Never got the last lot..
  

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Doesn't a photo make a difference to a post. Thanks for sending me that pic. I have another solution for everyone which Ill be posting up soon using the image storage that Hairy used for his recent post. its free and easy and works.. coming soon..  Smiley
  

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headcase wrote on Aug 14th, 2018 at 11:41am:
Doesn't a photo make a difference to a post. Thanks for sending me that pic. I have another solution for everyone which Ill be posting up soon using the image storage that Hairy used for his recent post. its free and easy and works.. coming soon.. Smiley


Thanks for that mate, did the others arrive? Maybe Im trying to send too many at once. An easier way to upload photos will be brilliant
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 4:05pm
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Go to the link jsut below and register.

https://imgbb.com/

After registration you will land on a page that has a ''Start uploading"" button. 

Click that and choose the image you want from your computer. The image will appear as a thumbnail and if you hover the mouse over the thumbnail it will give you the option to edit it. Click edit and use the resize option to set the size at 800x600. This will cut most of the huge data packets our modern cameras store for a single photo down to a fast loading size for the forum yet retain a big enough size to see detail.

Press the upload button again.

When youve uploaded a pic a drop down box underneath the pic says

"Embed codes"

Click the arrow that gives you the choice of which code you want to use for your photo. Pick the

''BBCode full""  choice and click the copy button. Paste that into your post where you want it..

Everyone should be using this website to store and post pics. Its better than photobucket and it gives a better picture quality than the forums 'Image hut" Its also appears to be free and ad free and its fast, simple and works.

Always store your original images on your computer or a stick or whatever.

Just sign up and use it..

Make the Forum great again.  Grin
  

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Reply #9 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 9:00pm
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Great report, Have to agree with Headcase, Pics make the report. By great if we could see more reports posted and I think the reason we dont see as many as we used to is because it became too hard after photobucket changed.
  

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Reply #10 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 9:18pm
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Nice wee eater mate,enjoy the veni. Wink
  

Shot a few deer,caugth some big trout and salmon
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Reply #11 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 5:12pm
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Rumpy wrote on Aug 14th, 2018 at 9:00pm:
Great report, Have to agree with Headcase, Pics make the report. By great if we could see more reports posted and I think the reason we dont see as many as we used to is because it became too hard after photobucket changed.


https://imgbb.com/ ; does the same thing as photobucket and does it better. Faster, better quality, add free compared to photobucket.. Smiley
  

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Reply #12 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 7:11pm
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headcase wrote on Aug 15th, 2018 at 5:12pm:
Rumpy wrote on Aug 14th, 2018 at 9:00pm:
Great report, Have to agree with Headcase, Pics make the report. By great if we could see more reports posted and I think the reason we dont see as many as we used to is because it became too hard after photobucket changed.


https://imgbb.com/ does the same thing as photobucket and does it better. Faster, better quality, add free compared to photobucket.. Smiley

clicked on n comes up no can go Grin
  

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Reply #13 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 6:24am
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Just click on the logo at the top of the page.that appears.  It works..but there must have been something wrong with the actual link I posted. Not  the actual website it self.
  

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https://imgbb.com

Just knocked the / off the end of the url Smiley
  
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