Hunt Reports

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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Bent Arrow » 23 Nov 2018, 9:54 pm

Stix wrote:Yep...that did the job...thumbsup: .

Out of curiosity, what round did the damage. ..?


Cheers. 117 gn out of my 25-06.
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigpete » 24 Nov 2018, 6:11 am

Lol,that'll do it..
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Stix » 28 Nov 2018, 12:43 am

So i got out on the weekend to have a good look around at where i knock most of my foxes over.

Seems ill have a slow Feb to june next year as there is not much about at all...!! :thumbsdown:

i must have left my bag of basic shooting fundamemtals at home cos i shot like crap the whole weekend too...

Here's a young'n that sat a little too long on his doorstep...just on 50 yds with the .22 shootin sub hp's.
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I did knock over a half grown fox pup...feisty little fella he was.
Caught him ripping away at a bunny he must have caught for dinner.
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Feisty little fella
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The 204 made a mess given his size & close range, but lucky the shot was low & blew out his chest in the middle--i say lucky as i wanted the skin, so the hole wont be noticable as it was symmetrical through the cut down the middle.
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Here is a more pleasant pic without the blood...
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A while back i eired up a cats skull in a tree just for kicks, but i didnt do a great job of it as i went to retrieve it this trip only to find the bottom jaw.
So i decided ill keep his skull of this fox so teturned to his resting place the next day only 10-12 hrs after he was skun out

This was him as i left him...
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Freshly skun fox pup carcass
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And this was him 12ish hrs later with barely 7hrs of daylight.
There was a crow on him when i found him...so he did get eaten... :lol:
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So after a few crappy shots at bunnies in the last hour of visible daylight, i wandered to a sandhill with the 22.
It was blowing a 10-15mph which was in my favour, although where the bunnies sit im looking into the glow after sunset--not easy to make them.out sitting at the edge of the mallee.

Heres the view...
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I didnt fit the bipod so i had to use an extra elevated pool cue type technique & rest the forend on my wrist...seemed to work ok... :thumbsup:

I managed to knock one over, & while trying to decide which one i shoot next i saw a bunny run right up the hill directly towards me...it popped its head out to the right side of that shrub in the pic not more than 7 metres in front of me & stood there trying to figure me out...so i popped a hollow point subby into its head..
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.then to my utter amazement another one immediately popped its head out to the left of the shrub... :lol:
I couldnt believe it didnt run away when i cycled the bolt... :lol:
So i popped one into her as well... :D
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Ended up with 3 at that hotspot & they were a lot of fun even though they were so close...!!
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I really did shoot like s**t & miss many more heads than usual, but the absolute highlight was at dusk just before the fox pup on the first night.

It was the last throws of daylight & i picked one bunny out of 3 at 243 yds...
Just as im half way through the trigger squeeze one bunny hopped behind (or in front) of the other (cant tell which one was in front through the scope as all i could make out was the outline).
Anyway...i didnt hesitate followed through the squeeze & thought it would be funny if i got a 2 for 1 deal... :unknown:

Well the shot rang out & i saw the silhouette fall over thtough the scope & twitch legs in the air....but only one set of legs was all.

But when i got out there, this is what i found.. :shock: . :lol: :lol: :lol:
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How they fell at 243 yds with one shot...
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:lol: :lol:
The pic is taken from the direction of the shot...& although the shot has hit a bit low, its probably a blessing as the bullet has hit both in the neck & bled em out too...!!

All up for the weekend got a dozen bunnies, a fox pup & a couple of fersl pigeons.
I shot like crap but the 2 for 1 kinda makes up for it.
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigfellascott » 28 Nov 2018, 4:04 am

Nice one Stix, did you end up eating the bunnies?
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Stix » 28 Nov 2018, 9:10 am

:shock: Gees not yet mate... :wtf: ...
i dont consume rabbits at the same rate you consume beer...!!! :lol:
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I kept them all for a feed yes...always keep em..!! :thumbsup:

I kept half dozen skins too as im trying to master tanning them but not having much luch in the fleshing process.

I even kept all the offal & the heads that were possible to skin... :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigpete » 02 Dec 2018, 11:08 am

Woke up with an awesome headache this morning,so decided to wake the boy and go out to my local block for a poke around. Was hoping to see the deer that we know are living there,but had to settle for lip squeaking this fox in from about 200m into about 10m where I gave him a 50 cal lobotomy. The lad loved the smoke lol
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Oldbloke » 02 Dec 2018, 12:02 pm

That's grouse. Boy looks wrapped.

Gun looks the same as my CVA
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigpete » 02 Dec 2018, 12:23 pm

It is lol
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Bent Arrow » 02 Dec 2018, 12:56 pm

Your boy certainly looks stoked. Hope he's getting on to some too.
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigpete » 02 Dec 2018, 1:23 pm

Hes too young at the minute
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Stix » 02 Dec 2018, 6:23 pm

Ah...i remember when i was younger & more virile...it was a different woody stick i used to shoot in the battle against a morning headache... :P

Looks like nice country Pete...cant believe the grass in the pics let alone the green :o ..
My usual fox spots are just lifeless dust pools atm...

Great way to start a Sunday...!
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigpete » 02 Dec 2018, 7:02 pm

That sort of shooting just makes my headaches worse.....:(
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Bent Arrow » 20 Dec 2018, 8:48 pm

I felt the urge to go rustle up some special treats for the dogs, took the shottie for a walk along a windbreak planted along a fence line and rolled 5 for 5. Happy times

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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by bigpete » 21 Dec 2018, 5:17 am

Nice shooting. Hoping to get out Saturday morning myself
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Re: Hunt Reports

Post by Stix » 21 Dec 2018, 8:05 am

5 for 5...yep...that would leave any man strutting back to the car feeling pretty chuffed..!! :thumbsup:
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