After all the talk about no hunting pics, I thought I'd give you guys something to look at.
This stag was hunted for several weeks before feeding out at dark on evening recently. After ranging him at 411 M with the Geovid binos, I scrabled to a point to fire from. Holding for a high shoulder shot, I let the 300 weatherby bark andheard that pleasent "WHACK " !! After running approx fifty meters closer, I scrambled another round in the chamber before watching him fall over. One very happy hunter !!
Several weeks later I found another candidate see below
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Same knd of deal as above , but at 448 M. At the shot the stag went up on his back legs before running into the dogwood and out of site. With no light left I elected to wait until morning to look.
Just after daybreak I snuck in and found him laying in the river. Backtracking him there was a huge amount of blood and carnage where he was standing and it appeared that it had be a quick end for him.
A number of weeks later I was watching some farm fringe country and glassed a group of deer containing a good stag. I snuck in around 100 m closer and set up at 378 M. At sthe shot he fell down but immediately got up and was gone. To cut a long story short I ended up recovering him 2 days later. The shot was back, but he had concealed himself well. I was very relieved. A it turned out, this was a stag that I had fired at the previous year in exactly the same spot.
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Also a couple of pics of some other stags taken recently. One was taken after packing in for an overnighter.
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After setting up the ambush, the stag came down to feed at dark. After moving several times for the shot I waited 10 min for him to clear some light bush covering his vitals. At 175 m I let the tsx 168 grn go and watched him swallow the shot and dash into cover. I found him 50 m in the next morning.
After getting a taste for this style of hunting, I have bitten the bullet and organised a new super 338 from a well known super gunsmith. That should handle them !!
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