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unsuccessful wallaby hunt or was it..
Jun 11th, 2019 at 10:48am
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On the weekend my knee was a bit sore from my last trip but I was still keen as to get out so thought id try something a bit easier and go for a wallaby hunt. After scouring the internet and the doc website I decided on a block I'd never been to before. I decided I'd just do it in a day. Leaving chch at 3.30am with the missus and dog in tow it was still dark when I arrived. There was already a truck there with guys getting ready luckily it turned out to be someone I know so we headed off together. After a slog up the side of a gully we sat down and begun to glass. A few wallabies were spotted enjoying the morning sun but with plenty of time up my sleeve I decided to leave the other guys to it and do some more exploring. Climbing further up I reached the main ridge and sidled around into the next gully. A few more wallabies were spotted on the sunny face and I was contemplating getting into a shooting position opposite them but first had a quick sweep of the cold snowy face and to my surprise saw a fallow nibbling away on some tussock. The wallabies were quickly forgotten about! Ranging it at 380m I decided to get closer and slipped down into a gut out of sight. I sidled my way around the face and when it came back into view, one fallow had turned into two. A quick range had them at 250m so I set up the .270. After a bit of mucking around found I one in the scope and sent it. I couldn't see what happened but only one deer was running away† Grin The second one stopped and looked back to see where its mate was so I sent one in its direction too but it ran away unharmed for next time† Cheesy Marking where I last saw it we dropped down and up the other side soon finding a very dead yearling with a hole in its shoulder. I was stoked as its my 2nd ever fallow and my first on public land. I wanted to make full use of the animal so after gutting it I threw it over my shoulders and arrived back at the truck before dark, a very rare luxury for me† Cool

  
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Reply #1 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 2:48pm
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Nice one, 270 takes care of business  Cool  Cool
  
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Nice result,
just as an aside, I have seen Fallow take a hit usually just a tad too far back on the shoulder and often low hitting the heart region and they ran away looking completely unharmed only to find them  fallen over a hundred metres away.
  
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no worries keeping meat cool in conditions like that LOL
enjoy your venison.
  
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I am never hunting deer again only wallaby's they look tasty.
  
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Seems to be the odd fallow roaming around wherever there is wallabies. Pretty sure it will be tasty.👍
  

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Good hunt to be sure. Iíve found that with Fallow hit just behind the shoulder depending on the angle either you get the heart or the liver and both are unsurvivable injuries, some just take that tad bit longer to go. I watched a hind hang in for 30+ seconds with an insurvivable shot which was about an inch too far back for my liking. Liver was mince meat. She just had to bleed out internally. Thatís where the bow hunting adage of shoot but donít disturb them as they more than commonly stagger about wondering WTF before falling over. Donít disturb them as they usually only go 20 - 30m, disturb them and youíll be chasing them a lot longer and loose a few as theyíre cunning little buggers and can hide in plain sight.
  

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Reply #7 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 8:30pm
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Good huntn,nice wee eater,looks fat for winter.Enjoy yr veni.
  

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good stuff! The meat off that animal will be prime eating. Enjoy
  
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Re: unsuccessful wallaby hunt or was it..
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outdoorlad wrote on Jun 11th, 2019 at 2:48pm:
Nice one, 270 takes care of business† CoolCool


My mate calls it the tucker f**ker  Grin
  
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Reply #10 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:18am
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ICEMAN wrote on Jun 11th, 2019 at 3:31pm:
Nice result,
just as an aside, I have seen Fallow take a hit usually just a tad too far back on the shoulder and often low hitting the heart region and they ran away looking completely unharmed only to find them† fallen over a hundred metres away.


I've had the same thing with chamois! The fallow I missed I'm certain was a miss, watched it run a long way uphill.
  
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Reply #11 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:20am
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Rumpy wrote on Jun 11th, 2019 at 9:40pm:
Seems to be the odd fallow roaming around wherever there is wallabies. Pretty sure it will be tasty.👍


Yup especially when there's private land not far away  Grin
  
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Reply #12 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:25am
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Radar wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 12:17pm:
Good hunt to be sure. Iíve found that with Fallow hit just behind the shoulder depending on the angle either you get the heart or the liver and both are unsurvivable injuries, some just take that tad bit longer to go. I watched a hind hang in for 30+ seconds with an insurvivable shot which was about an inch too far back for my liking. Liver was mince meat. She just had to bleed out internally. Thatís where the bow hunting adage of shoot but donít disturb them as they more than commonly stagger about wondering WTF before falling over. Donít disturb them as they usually only go 20 - 30m, disturb them and youíll be chasing them a lot longer and loose a few as theyíre cunning little buggers and can hide in plain sight.


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Reply #13 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:26am
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Trout wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 8:30pm:
Good huntn,nice wee eater,looks fat for winter.Enjoy yr veni.


I don't shoot many deer in winter so she's a welcome addition to the freezer  Cheesy
  
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Reply #14 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:27am
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bryandc3 wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 10:00pm:
good stuff! The meat off that animal will be prime eating. Enjoy


Cheers I can confirm she's a tasty little critter  Cool
  
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