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Author Topic: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7  (Read 867 times)

Offline Gutshot

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Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« on: April 01, 2013, 07:23:31 PM »
As you will see here Dutch Hunter had a minor laps in memory or the old timer thing is kicking in. TIP# 1, You cannot post pictures without a camera to capture something.  @--0--0125

NZ Journal Day 5, 6 & 7: Some dummy forgot the laptop when he left early Saturday morning. Wonder who that was?  ##$%#13 So I am playing catch up with the entries  @--0--0104. They’ll be a little on the brief side.

Day 5 Good Friday; Temp at 4:45 Am 47*, clear, very little wind. Only plans for today are R & R.

Skipping to the highlight of the day SUPPER! I’d compare wallaby to a young doe as far as taste and texture. It was even a little bit leaner and not very gamey in flavor kind of sweet. These guys know how to cook it; you don’t need a knife very, very tender.

Day 6; I got everyone up at 3:30 after making coffee. Chaz is going to take us to the other ranch for wallaby hunting. We were to be ready to rock and roll by 5:00, mission accomplished and away we rumbled. Arrived at the new location around 7:15 and met the owner (Mickey). Nice older chap, he has sheep and goats and way too many wallaby’s.

Here again I’m making a long story short; Mickey took us out and got us all set up, gentle rolling bottom land. The weather was decent just a bit breezy and threatening rain which never came down, temp warmed up to mid-50’s. We harvested five, Drew, Bill, and Ed all took one, and Ron was able to take two. I was clean up and with the exception of Drew’s all were clean one shot drops. Drew was able to finish his with a second shot so I never pulled the trigger. Mickey’s wife put on a great feed for supper; lamb chops and all the fixings, fresh apple pie for desert. We were invited to spend the night if we would like to hit it on Easter Sunday. Bill, Ron and I crashed in his bunkhouse, Drew, Ed and Chaz all returned home.
 
Day 7; Easter Sunday; a quick daybreak Easter service in the bunkhouse before breakfast then prepared to hit the hills. Mickey dropped us off around the rim of a small horseshoe valley. His plan was to take his truck down around the valley then he and his dogs would drive them into us. His plan worked pretty well, they had eight of them coming our way. I was positioned in the middle with Bill and Ron flaking me, Ron to my right at 100 yards with Bill the same distance on the left. The ranges for all of us would be 300 meters or less. I waited until the leader was 150 away and took it. Bill and Ron each got a follower. Ron with his semi-auto quickly took another. Bill missed with his second shot. I dropped another one closest to me. Ron is a very good shot and dropped his third about the same time Bill got his second  one and I finished up the party with one coming up the hill towards me at 100. Mickey was pleased and wanted to pay us for our efforts, we settled for a couple of beers while we waited for Chaz to retrieve us.

More about the dummy… Not only did I forget the laptop I also left the cameras on the desk beside it. Sorry my friends I have no pictures to share. The go-pro’s footage was viewed after supper. Ed helped me upload and edit it, I’m just satisfied, so we’ll tweak them a little more and I’ll post them after I get home.

We’re having a grand time. Looking forward to going out with Bomber and Clay starting Tuesday. If I remember anything of importance I’ll make an update entry later (via Gut, who’s doing a great job).
 
I hope you all had a very Happy Easter.
Until later, stay safe. Dutch
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Re: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 07:33:28 PM »
sounds like you are having a great time DH
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Re: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 06:52:29 AM »
Keep knocking them down Dutch and crew. Keep the updates coming.

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Re: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 11:55:04 AM »
Show them what us "Yanks" can do!!!!
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Re: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 03:22:38 PM »
Good shooting fella's!!! @--0--0123
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Re: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 05:01:01 PM »
sounds like sporting clays w/ rifles. sign me up!!!!!!!!
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Re: Dutch Hunter's NZ Adventure Day 5, 6 and 7
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 07:05:13 PM »
Sounds like some fine shooting...keep up the good work!
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