2017/2018

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Re: 2017/2018

Postby Raptor02 » March 4th, 2018, 12:46 pm

Thank you. This is the second time we’ve lost a friend to an accidental discharge. A few years ago another friend who was a sheriff was at the range when another officers weapon discharged and he caught a ricochet under his vest. Weapon safety is so ridiculously important. Even though both of these guys were some of the most well trained people I know, dumb stuff still happens. I won’t even walk into the woods with someone that I’ve witnessed carelessly handling a firearm. Nobody else should either.
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Re: 2017/2018

Postby MooseHunter330 » March 4th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Damn. That's sad. My condolences.
We once lost a forest warden the same way.
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Re: 2017/2018

Postby InstinctiveArcher » March 4th, 2018, 1:49 pm

That's awful! So sorry to hear about that! My condolences for his friends and family.


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Re: 2017/2018

Postby james990 » March 21st, 2018, 2:03 am

Hi guys last weekend was the opening of my states duck season. We had a very dry summer so many lakes and swamps are dry. However there are still plenty of permanent water bodies and ones that are environmentally filled.

I shot on Lake Cullen a lake near the popular duck hunting town of Kerang in Victoria, Australia. We shot 10 Grey Teal, 5 Pacific Black Duck and 2 Pink Eared Duck between 3 of us. We should of got our bag limit of 30 (10 each) if it wasn't for protesters entering the water and standing next to us!

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Re: 2017/2018

Postby InstinctiveArcher » March 21st, 2018, 11:16 am

Nice James. Looks like fun.

Got my turkey license. Can't wait for season :D


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Re: 2017/2018

Postby MooseHunter330 » April 2nd, 2018, 2:02 pm

Got some news from ye olde Germany again.
I was able to down these two boars on March 31st with the Heym 21 Super Classic. Both at roughly 40 meters and both weighing roughly 70lbs field dressed.
Since we had a full moon that day, a friend and I were both out hunting for boars from stands.
The first one came out around 8:30PM together with 4 other boars. As soon as I had identified it and it stood broadside, I let the 8x57 196gr. Bonded Softpoint fly.
From the hit through the shoulder blade and both lungs, the boar dropped as if it had been struck by lightning.
After another hour or so I could hear some movement again. I took a look through my binos and saw three more wild boars.
After a bit of adjustment, I raised my rifle, switched on the illuminated dot and took it off safe.
Resting the forearm on the sling, and following the movement of the last boar, I placed the dot on it's shoulder. As it stopped, I pulled the trigger.
This boar, too dropped right in it's tracks with the shot a bit farther down, hitting the heart, shoulder and both lungs.
My buddy didn't see any pigs that day, but that's hunting, too ain't it?
Anyways thanks go out to my dad for helping me with the photo.

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Re: 2017/2018

Postby gas56 » April 3rd, 2018, 1:40 pm

MooseHunter330 wrote:Got some news from ye olde Germany again.
Anyways thanks go out to my dad for helping me with the photo.

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MH330......... you've been doing some great hunting,.. and looks that you are a proven exceptional young hunter........
Do you smoke any of that meat, because I've seen you get quite a bit................... :D
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Re: 2017/2018

Postby MooseHunter330 » April 3rd, 2018, 6:03 pm

Hehe thanks! I don't do a lot of meat smoking usually, but I've been thinking about bringing some ribs, bacon and ham to our local butcher to smoke.
So usually we just vacuum seal the meat after about 3-6 days of hanging at 2°C and then freeze it.
And yes- I take pride in my style :mrgreen: . But I ditched the field cap.
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Re: 2017/2018

Postby InstinctiveArcher » April 3rd, 2018, 7:31 pm

Nice shooting. If it weren't for the fact that bowhunting isn't legal there, I'd go to Germany to buy. Looks like you guys do pretty well over there :)

Turkey season is almost here!!!


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Re: 2017/2018

Postby CalloftheWild » April 17th, 2018, 6:01 pm

First Gobbler!
I got it in central Kansas at the end of the youth season.
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