453m (498yd) Australian Fallow buck

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by JPHunter, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. JPHunter

    JPHunter Well-Known Member

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    Went to one of our good fallow and sambar spots for a few days with my brother had a great time seeing 30 deer (mix of the species) and managed to find this guy. got to within 453m and made a clean heart shot which we got on film though the quality isn't great.
    In the excitement of getting set up my phone fell out of my bum bag I was using for a butt rest and was lost and so my brother has all the pics. managed to get these couple off him. I'll post some better ones when I can.

    For anyone who doesn't know fallow they come in a range of colours from white to red to menil to black. This was my first black buck and I've always wanted one in velvet so looking forward to the wall pedestal mount! Such a great deer to hunt.

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  2. Topshot

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    Well done Jack.

    Which side of the hill do you hunt?
     

  3. JPHunter

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    Cheers mate,
    I'm not sure you mean by that? but it was a Victorian High country fallow
     
  4. trucraft

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    Good work.
    Nice dogs, Have you trained him to track a blood trail?
     
  5. JPHunter

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    The German Wirehaired pointer is my brothers. We're in the process of training him, he found a fallow doe that we shot and lost in thick blackberry scrub which we were very pleased about.
    Ellie, my little GSP pup was on her first hunt here so just getting a feel for it. She loved it though and I've already noticed her air scenting a lot so I think she'll be great when she's older.
     
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    Couple more pics
     

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  7. Topshot

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    I meant what side of the great divide are you hunting? I am on the south side and hunt around Dargo.
     
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    Both look like cracking dogs.
    The GWP are strong dogs and perfect for deer work.
    I have a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla that I have trained on deer.
    She has found at least 5 deer that we would never have found with out her.

    13wks with fawn hide.
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    and 3yrs on the real thing.
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  9. JPHunter

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    Ohk didn't realise you were an Aussie, this was Omeo way. You chase a few fallow up around Dargo? Always wanted to get up around there just haven't got around to it yet too many good spots all over the place hey.

    You'd be mostly a sambar hunter then?
     
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    Thats a beatiful dog! I considered a HWV but the bloodline was all show and the lady wasn't breeding for another 18 months. Love that roe buck, they're high on my bucket list one day, pearler!
     
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    Yeah, mostly Sambar. But knock off a Hoggie and Fallow every now and then. Like the ducks and shoot a few goats up NSW.
     
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    They are a great dog, can be a little soft and need a slow approach to training but worth it.
    They haven't been in the UK long enough to have a pure show line yet. Most have close lines to Hungarian imported sires or dams. In Hungary before a dog can breed they must pass a hunting test to prove they are worthy of the breed.
    I think other countries should follow this rule with working dogs.
     
  13. JPHunter

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    A bit of a teaser footage from the weekends hunt, big thanks of course goes out to my brother and hunting partner Patrick. Another great trip with an even better ending

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWXhgjyRjFo"]High Country fallow hunt Jan 2014 - YouTube[/ame]