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First one down with the bow!
Aug 28th, 2018 at 12:07pm
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Hey All,

Got my first goat a bit ago with the bow from 30m, at 70lb, down hill. Great shot and clean pass through. I'm definitely ready to get out and do more. It was pretty satisfying considering the amount of research from goat habits to butchering and the months before hand getting accurate.





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Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 7:09pm
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Good shooting.  Smiley
  

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Well done mate - be a nice eater that one  Cool


  
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Reply #3 - Aug 30th, 2018 at 3:18pm
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Good job, goats are a lot of fun getting in that close.  Smiley
  

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Good shooting,look out deer. Wink
  

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Reply #5 - Aug 31st, 2018 at 11:19pm
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Reply #6 - Sep 2nd, 2018 at 6:55pm
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Nice work! I'm hopefully off for a goat shoot next week myself for a few days, get some nice eaters I reckon  Wink
  
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A lot of people scoff at eating goat, but I reckon they're people who haven't tried it.
When I took up hunting I found my old man wouldn't eat venison - a bit too tasty for him, but he ate goat okay - so for the table I targeted goats up in the Rimutaka's.
My mum even fed it to my uncle who wouldn't eat wild game at all - told him it was lamb - and right up until he died that's what he thought he had eaten.
My dad would eventually eat venison, but only if mum cooked it in beer - took most of the game taste away.

Yeah - for eating you can't go past young goat.

And I tried the bow - couldn't hit a thing with it, so respect to you guys who use them.

  
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Reply #8 - Sep 2nd, 2018 at 8:14pm
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Good one. Nothing wrong with goat-it's one of the most consumed meats on the planet.
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Reply #9 - Sep 2nd, 2018 at 11:17pm
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Nice work getting out there and in to it, a goat with the bow was my first success too. Moved on to sneakier deer now but still enjoy chasing the odd one around.

We had a leg of goat roasted in a little red wine tonight and it was great, very similar to lamb as noted above. My brother recently cooked up a leg from the same hunt and ended up binning it. Older animal which might have made the difference.
  

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Reply #10 - Sep 3rd, 2018 at 10:03am
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And now you are hooked Smiley Well done!

Yes nothing wrong with goat meat. If its young animal (around 2 years) than its supreme eating! Chops, legs, roast, whole dry cured muscles...you name it! BTW next time cut that head off a lot closer to the base of the skull - there is a lot of tasty meat on that neck and its great for curry/stew!

Older nannies are still good for curry and burgers, wouldn't probably try to roast a leg again as they usually turn bit dry and too gamey. But deboned its great for playing around with charcuterie! But nothing made me ever gag as much as when I was chopping up old billygoat for dogs!  Grin
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:43am
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awesome stuff mate!... im yet to get my first with a bow..
was this shot on Doc land or private?
  
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