Just got back from my drawn hunt on Sunday Island, you were right the hunting was real hard.
We had a heap of rain on Friday and it blew so hard it would blow a dog off a chain.
Saturday was better and the sun came out but it still was very windy. Then late in the afternoon it dropped and the deer came out.
I spotted three stags at 300 yards but they were only small so passed them up and was going to shoot a hind for meat if one turned up.
Then with five minutes of shooting light left I spotted a Stag at 90 yards on the edge of the teatree. I was sitting on top of a six metre pole out in the open tussocks and the deer was looking right at me so it was a case of who was the quickest, me or the deer............... It turned out I was!
Hog deer stag shot with 100 grain Nosler B.T. out of a 25-06 whooooosh..Whack!!!!
The first picture is a few moments after the shot and the next is back at the meat house.