Done something a little different this year !

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Bucky, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    G Day from "Down Under"

    April, May and June are mostly put aside for me and my Sambar Deer Hunting. Thats not to say that I don't hunt any time, but that's the main time I love travelling up into the Victorian High Country Hunting..."NO BLOODY Snakes".

    This year I went to a Different Tact and Location, namely "Swifts Creek", which is basically at the fppt of Mt Hotham, a 4 1/2 hrs drive from home.

    Then I did another first........I got "Written Permission" from the landowners, to spotlight Bambi, on their properties.
    Yes you heard it right, to Spotlight Deer.

    Now you may think that this is cheating, and frankly so do I, but Sambar Deer are in such big numbers here, that Game Management Victoria, amended it's "no spotlights" rule probably 4 years back, and until this year, I resisted.
    Not any more.
    Bugger it, "I'm in for the Kill, too".

    Could be very interesting....!.........Give it a try, see if I like it !

    If I don't, then its back up to my favorite place, the "Dog Hill", the Airstrip, up hill from Mt Tamboretha, Horseyard Flat, and the Alpine National Park

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  2. hombre243

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    You can shine those deer but don't try to shine us. We want to see real pictures of them dead deer this time, not museum pieces.:D Even the ones with rope burns on their necks.
     

  3. Bucky

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    Hombre
    You'll keep
    I have still got a bit of Bambi, left in my fridge...
    Pies, Suasages, Schnitzels, and mince....

    How much Did you say you had ????

    :):D
     
  4. hombre243

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    I have a storage locker full of it. I got deer, elk, some elephant from last year, but only one 500 lb steak left. I got some water buffalo and some Crock too. A lotta bull and even some Jackalope. One freezer is full of rattlesnake but I must admit I had to wear gloves when I got them.

    Want to buy a bridge? How bout some reclaimed swamp land?
     
  5. Bucky

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    Bloody hell Ron....what drugs you on Mate ?

    I actually have kissed the Blarney Stone, so I am allowed to stretch the stories a little.

    Gunna be one of those days !
     
  6. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    no drugs, just strong coffee.
     
  7. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    And a vivid imagination!!
     
  8. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Nah. I just like attention.:)
     
  9. Bucky

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    Wombat !.............
     
  10. straightshooter

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    In the last few weeks I have had a group{4} of deer on or around my property. I love living out here in the countryside.
    I sure would like to go on one of those hunting trips but I know it isn't going to happen so I sure would like to hear the whole story of your hunting excursion down under. I doubt it will have as much action as one from Hombre though, but it might not have as much dung in the mind picture portrayed either. Hombre can have a good time even in not so good times. That's the way to be though.
     
  11. hombre243

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    You think that other stuff is fun, i got ideas I haven't even thought of yet.:eek:
     
  12. Bucky

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    ..

    I could fill your head with a million hunting stories.
    Been hunting all my life, and still am..
    I'm 65 in May, and love it .

    Stalking Sambar deer is my passion these days, but I still go out Fox shooting, mainly to help out a couple of Dairy Farming Mates of mine.
    I am a Passionate reloader, and love going out and testing various troublesome hunting rifles of mates, and loads.

    basically I can do anything I like, "as long as SWMBO lets me".

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  13. 28Shooter

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    I heard that Iowa was having a lot of problems with elephants last year. I must say that I'm surprised about the Jackalopes, don't they compete with the elephants for territory?
     
  14. hombre243

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    The Jackalopes are ferocious little critters if you eat their bananas but the elephants just let em gnaw on their toenails and when they are done, they give em some skin. Banana skin. We had to go after some rogue elephants last year and we found out just how to eradicate them. But I will have to relate that tale later as I have tired myself out trying to come up with cockandbull story about wombatbats.:D
     
  15. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    You gotta send me some Sambar Horns to make handgun grips and knife scales Bucky...


    Good Hunting Brother...!!
     
  16. Bucky

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    That is an interesting ask ....
    If I get a decent set of "racks" I'll mount them.
    Will probably do something, if I ever get up to my new, or favourite spots.

    Would a set of "in velvet" antlers, like these do ?

    Cheers
    Bucky
     

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