Bucky,We are quickly eating all our Bambi supply, and it needs to be replaced. We have a 4000km Caravan trip coming up in 2 weeks time, and have been very busy setting up our new Tow Vehicle, and plan to take a fair bit of what is left with us, so there will be "bugger all" left when we get back home, end of the first week in September.
Too late to go get some now.....Grrrrrrrr !
However 3 weeks back I went with a mate, to a private property, where the owner was getting grief from "Red Deer" and Fallow, wrecking his fences. It's a very nice property, hilly, native bush, and some plantation timber, on the very edge, and the best part, it's only 50 minutes and 80 km from home, and a quick trip.
Our luck ran out, as per normal for the first couple of times. Never mind, when SWMBO and myself get back, I will seriously go chase the Red's.,
To get into good Sambar Country, we are looking at a 3 hour drive, minimum. But we stay for 3-4 days. Then again, 3-4 days hunting is well worth it, as we do have a ball.
I found out after my second huntrip for Whitetail deer than the meat always lasts longer when you shoot an adult deer compared to a little teeny tiny baby bambi deer. My first deer was a 200 lb dressed doe. (Dressed, but without makeup. )
Second one was a joke...I got the fever so bad this little button buck looked like a full sized doe...until I got back on the ground and saw it would almost fit in my pocket. The meat from the doe lasted several weeks. The button buck lasted a week. The next several years I got bucks that weighed near or over 200 lbs dressed. The biggest was 234.
So, next time ya want a deer go pop a big one. No more shooting chichuahua sized deer then taking extreme closeup pictures to make them look bigger. Like I would do if I shot little bambette. (ust joking of course...go get the big one ol bud. Good luck.