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    Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Myself and Andy6430 off the forum went Deer stalking again last Monday 26th January , After an unsuccessful stalk a couple of weeks earlier were we covered 10 miles over the hills ,this time we had some success , we managed to shoot 6 hinds between us (Andy 5 and myself 1) and carried 4 of them down the hill in relays the 1 1/2 miles to the road(there is a cull on at the minute thats why 6 were shot) ,a great day stalking ,Big thanks to Andy for taking me , cant wait till next time . hope photos dont offend ,


    Andys kind hearted nature , giving an old deer a piggy back down to road


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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Great shooting! I'm very jealous.

    How did you get those 4 hinds to line up for one bullet?

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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Congrats.Got a couple of questions.Why did you cut off the heads while still in the field?How does the meat taste?

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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Thats an awful lot of jerky you've got there. Do you eat them or sell them?
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Nice hunt!!Lots of meat for the freezer!!What caliber rifle did you use??
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    Congrats.Got a couple of questions.Why did you cut off the heads while still in the field?How does the meat taste?

    They were lumping each carcass a mile and a half down to the road - Any weight you can save is a bonus. And those weren't small hinds either! Excellent effort lads, I'm tinged green at the minute....

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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Got to have a follow up report on the cooking and eating
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert E View Post
    Nice hunt!!Lots of meat for the freezer!!What caliber rifle did you use??
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    Congrats.Got a couple of questions.Why did you cut off the heads while still in the field?How does the meat taste?

    As megalift rightly says, any weight you can save is a help
    Meat is superb, I don't tend to hang them for too long, about 5 days is about right, depending on the weather. Then bone it all out ready for the freezer ( I have 5 freezers here at the house, for venison, beef, pork and lamb all home produced/slaughtered and butchered, welcome to the goodlife )
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    I like the look of that lovely thick scarf your mate is wearing in the bottom two pics.

    And I love that swede! Punches well above it's "weight" for penetration without kicking. Not bad for a >100yr old round!
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Yes!!Great caliber!!Very accurate,almost no kick!!No wonder it was used for international target!!Does not destroy nice meat either!!
    5 freezers is a supply for a long while!!!!
    Regards!!Albert

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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    Excellent stuff chaps, very jealous...
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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    I'm curious.
    I'm assuming you gralloched (I love that word - I'd say "gutted" but it's just not got the sound) them in the field...
    ...How do you avoid getting a bloody mess down your back when piggybacking?

    Or do you not?



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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

    [IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]Hi great stalk me and a few mates were shooting an estate called glen artney today managed 6 hinds too. i shot 3 mate dunc 1 and mick and paul 1 each too coverd about 8 1/2 miles on hill today and weather was great apart from a bit of fog in morning. the stalk me and dunc had took around 45min belly down for around 1000 yards crawld up a burn then came down on top of a group around 40 hinds and calfs. all shots were placed in either head or neck i was shooting with my custom 6.5 284 and dunc his sako 25.06 fin lite drag was not to bad as were on a really steep slope .where ponys were at bottom. nice finish to or hind season were i managed to shoot (cull) 36 myself this year hope you like photos cheers Paul Harris

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    Re: Harris Stalking Day 26-01-09

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    [IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]Hi great stalk me and a few mates were shooting an estate called glen artney today managed 6 hinds too. i shot 3 mate dunc 1 and mick and paul 1 each too coverd about 8 1/2 miles on hill today and weather was great apart from a bit of fog in morning. the stalk me and dunc had took around 45min belly down for around 1000 yards crawld up a burn then came down on top of a group around 40 hinds and calfs. all shots were placed in either head or neck i was shooting with my custom 6.5 284 and dunc his sako 25.06 fin lite drag was not to bad as were on a really steep slope .where ponys were at bottom. nice finish to or hind season were i managed to shoot (cull) 36 myself this year hope you like photos cheers Paul Harris

 

 

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