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A weekend buck; out with the Mrs.

April 25, 2013

The summer went far too quickly. My girlfriend Anna and I bought a house at the beginning of summer, and spent the rest of it renovating. We didn’t get away, just the two of us at all…so I took the opportunity one weekend during the Fallow rut to get out and hunt with just Anna.

We were hunting an area I didn’t know at all. We were on the back of a family friend’s property where we had a nice wee hut to stay in for the weekend. From there we were easily able to hunt and fish without anything else stealing our time and attention.

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The first evening was a cracker. We spotted a nice fat fallow spiker and watched it for a while, but nothing else showed, but come the next morning it was all on.

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I watched a rather large bodied black buck for a few moments, he stayed around only long enough to realise I didn’t want him.

I saw a few others, but no other bucks!

 

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And then my luck changed. A buck was in the gully straight ahead of me, croaking and chasing around several does. I had a good look and I saw he had palms, brows and Trez tines all there. I ranged him, then settled behind my Grandfathers old .308 for the shot, which put the buck down on the spot.

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He had such a fantastic coat. Anna and I hung him in a tree and took our time skinning him perfectly. I am looking forward to getting it back from Ross at Turners Tannery!

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With a deer in the tree, there was nothing left to do but relax and enjoy the rest of our weekend on the river with a fishing rod and a beer.

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And enjoy a yarn with the locals

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