Re: What's the longest you stayed out ?
Flew into bush, North Island NZ.
Dumped a heap of food and salt etc at air strip. Lived under a fly sheet, no tent.
Did hikes back to airstrip when we run out of Tucker. Ate lots of spuds, Venison, rice, pasta etc. Shot a few trout when the deer were scarce for meat.
Best hunt ever.......... Shot a very good 9 point Sika deer Stag at 40 yards.
Have done about 15 of these trips. Both for myself and as a hunting guide.
Used either a .30-06 Remington classic vintage 1979 I think, loaded with 150gn Nosler soild base projectiles, or a Sako .222 loaded up with 63gn Sierra sp projectiles.
The longest shot was at 450 yards using the .222 and 63gn combination. There was three Sika and I got the lot. I dont think they knew where the bullets were comming from and they may not have herd the shots from that range with a bit of wind blowing.
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