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Labour Day Hunt.
Oct 22nd, 2018 at 4:10pm
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Had a day off work and was going to go up the Rangitata to look for a tahr. Sent a text to Micky and asked if he was keen to come along. He said yeah but Rangitata may be busy on a long weekend, to which I had to agree.
After a quick phone call we decided on another spot with a few wallabies and the odd fallow possibly running around.Decided first light was a good time for any success on the deer so Micky picked me up at 4am Shocked for the drive to the spot.
Arrived just on daylight and had a quick chat to a couple of guys camped at carpark about directions we intended to go for the day
Up the first valley we went and very soon saw our first wallaby for the day but was a bit quick for Micky to get a shot at. 3 minutes later we see the same wolly up the hill and Micky pulled of a pretty mean 80 metre freehand shot and nailed it. Another few minutes later and now with the recently developed 110g HP loads in my magazine I spied another wally sitting up the hillside at 70 metres. Up with the rifle and a squeeze and squeeze and squeeze, Bloody safety was on... Embarrassed  Flicked it off and bang flop another dead wally. Went and did a quick dissection to check bullet performance which was very impressive. (Micky has load data )
Continued up over spur to look into next valley, scared another wally and were just about to stop on ridge when Micky saw what looked like a fallow buck staring at us from some thick matagouri. Out with the rangefinder, Micky hissing How far,How far??? Couldn't find it in rangefinder so gave estimate of 250/300 metres. Micky said you shoot it but then it got wary and started moving off so Micky let rip with his .270 and a good thud noise came back. Watched carefully as to where it was heading as the matagouri was pretty thick in places and Mickys bitch Meg had stayed home.
I stayed up the hill and Micky headed down into the thick stuff to search for the buck. After walking in a couple of circles and some arm waving from me up the hill he found a blood spot and started tracking. Shortly the buck jumped up and made a last ditch attempt at escaping but a couple of shots from Micky    (Trying to headshoot a moving fallow) Wink it was down for the count, and it was only 7am.




A relaxed butchery session had all the salvageable meat in the packs for the massive 1500 metre trek back to the truck. Grin A huge effort compared to Mickys 600 metre walk out with his red stag last weekend.
Back home we went, at my place I managed to twist Mickys arm into having a Tui ( at 11 am ) for being such a GC and he then headed around the corner to his place and a well deserved nana nap. ( Not sure if he did or not but he is a bit older than me so probably needed it ) Grin Grin Grin
  

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Re: Labour Day Hunt.
Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2018 at 4:56pm
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Nice work, nothing wrong with a wee nap  Grin
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 22nd, 2018 at 7:12pm
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Oh nothing wrong with beer on Sunday morning I say, especially if you have just downed the tasty beast!  Cheesy

Always pisses me off reading about all these big walks you guys have to do...  Grin
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 9:26am
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Good work guys, got to have an easy one every now and then.. Cool
  
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Re: Labour Day Hunt.
Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 9:39am
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Well done and a great result.

A 4am start, a few kills and a deer down by 7  is definitely nana nap material, hope you shared the carry a few times, lol
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 1:03pm
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Good going guys, nice easy morning hunt.  Smiley
  

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Reply #6 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 4:53pm
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Good work - if you’re the young un Rumpy; you should do the carrying😂🤣
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 5:51pm
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Winkwe shared the carry and the meat..50/50 sort of deal as it should be.
plurry good wee wander it was, in good company...funny as heck pushing each other out of the way to do the knife work Grin and yes did have a wee snooze in afternoon Wink
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 25th, 2018 at 8:23am
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Well done guys,nice photo of the fallow too.I shot a couple of roos last week,not far from home either,cheeky buggers.
  

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Reply #9 - Oct 25th, 2018 at 5:24pm
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Well done men. I always reackon an easy one now and again makes up for all the hard yards over the years. Take them when ya can
And a Tui before 11.........would have been better with an Export.
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Reply #10 - Oct 26th, 2018 at 8:11pm
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Micky Duck wrote on Oct 23rd, 2018 at 5:51pm:
Winkwe shared the carry and the meat..50/50 sort of deal as it should be.
plurry good wee wander it was, in good company...funny as heck pushing each other out of the way to do the knife work Grin and yes did have a wee snooze in afternoon Wink


Micky just had to prove the Bahco was a better knife than my Gerber. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #11 - Oct 27th, 2018 at 2:11pm
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Re: Labour Day Hunt.
Reply #12 - Oct 29th, 2018 at 6:53am
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😊😊😊
Not to sure about the Tui though.
I would’ve thought it’d be Speights down there.
  
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Reply #13 - Oct 29th, 2018 at 3:41pm
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Great report. Sounds like a good time had by all.

Did you write in big print so Micky could read it?  Huh
  

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Reply #14 - Oct 29th, 2018 at 4:27pm
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I wrote in big print because I respect my elders and like to make life easy for them whenever I can. Grin Grin Grin
  

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