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Old 01-24-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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G'day all.

tried to make the most of the weekend, got in four days hunting after red stags, saw 7 or 8 stags (which is a top effort here if I do say so myself!) but just not the one I was hoping to find. It was good stalking into bow range of unaware deer.

the second stag I would be tempted to take with the bow but I just don't like shooting immature animals.

managed to take another hare though, shot this bloke at 46 yards as he fed out in the evening. Left him on the back of the ute overnight only to find that the old mans cat had eaten half his back leg the following morning!

The hunt continues!
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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Very nice. I bet your patience will pay off.
Do you have access to private hunting grounds or are you allowed to hunt in public areas?
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:13 PM   #3
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Very nice. I bet your patience will pay off.
Do you have access to private hunting grounds or are you allowed to hunt in public areas?
I hope so, if I don't take one in velvet which it's likely I wont as they're about to strip it'll be winter before I get another good crack. Hunting in the rut is hard work here, they're not overly vocal.

It's mostly private where red deer live in my state. There's a little public but they get a lot of pressure there and move out. The vast majority of red deer habitat here (around 85%) is non-huntable national park which makes it tough.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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Congrats on the hunt. The harvest will come!
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:06 AM   #5
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congrats and good luck
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:16 AM   #6
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Nice. Sounds like I would have been having cat as a side dish.
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:01 PM   #7
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:42 AM   #8
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Nice!
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:04 AM   #9
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Good luck
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:22 AM   #10
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good luck
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:56 PM   #11
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