The 2009 Victorian sambar season continues to be a good one. I just got back from a four day hike into a wilderness area with my brother. He managed to take his first deer and was very excited. I managed to take this heavy Sambar on the third day. In freezing conditions, we hunted down low and I saw 8 sambar including three stags. The second stag looked promising and was up on a high ridge over 400 yards away. With the steep angle it took me 15 minutes to get into a shooting possition where I could line him up. You can guess what happened then, he walked off into the scrub never to be seen again. I need to get myself a longer set of BiPod legs. After that I walked up the valley another 500m and spotted this stag feeding unaware of my pressence, at range of only 8 to 10m. Not exactly long range but beggers can't be choosers so I took the shot and dropped it DRT. I wish the pack out was as enjoyable as the hunt.