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Unread 05-03-2009, 07:13 AM
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Got Lucky !

I got back in tonight from a great night on the hill.

Today I decided to check out some new country that on paper looked fairly good. Got there at 2 pm with plenty of time to settle in and get familiar.

Then around 4.30 I spotted a small stag feeding and rubbing. Distance 400 M on the button. He seemed to be paying the bush nearby some attention and a few minutes later another stag stepped out with goat styled horns. Because he was just trash I started getting setup for a shot .He needed to be taken out of the gene pool so I was ranging a final time when I caught more movement and panned the Leicas to see this big guy with a hind. Distance 321M.

Got the video rolling and checked the knobs dialing 4 up with .96 cosine downhill. Deep breath.... Booooooommmm !!!

I hear that magnificent whack and the deer bolts about 40 m before falling over backwards stone motherless !!

Not really knowing what I had other than a nice stag, I ran over there to find this..



28 inches long and about 25 wide. A nice head to start the Sambar year off !







The big 300 SMK did some major work on the offside front wheel !

The solo carry out was a heart breaker.. trust me !


Another one for the EDGE !

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    Unread 05-03-2009, 07:24 AM
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    Re: Got Lucky !

    Congrats, can't wait to see the video you took.
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    Unread 05-03-2009, 08:02 AM
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    Re: Got Lucky !

    Your kidding me you two buggers are laying golden bloody eggs at tho moment. Mate well done again , chip shot for the edge but take em as they come hey.

    Will be down your way soon so leave some for me.
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    Unread 05-03-2009, 09:04 AM
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    Re: Got Lucky !

    Brilliant its great when you have a success the first time in a new area.
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    Unread 05-03-2009, 02:54 PM
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    Good stuff DUH, thanks for sharing
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    Unread 05-03-2009, 04:06 PM
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    Nicely done! You need to start a new thread showing all the game you have harvested with your Edge, you must be up into double figures by now.

    Stu.
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    Unread 05-03-2009, 06:05 PM
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    Re: Got Lucky !

    Way to go Down Under Hunter!
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