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Jake here I have been hunting deer with my father Chris for about 8 years in the high country Victoria, our caliber of choice is a 300WSM and 7mm rem Mag. Where very keen hunters and want to grow our knowledge and hone our skills in the elusive chase. Grant Baker referred me to this page

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I watch a lot of YouTube and just now I came across this video that was posted about a year ago.  This is how I came to join this forum. Everything about “the hunt” makes the hunt the r

Kia Ora and to hi all,  * Long intro, sorry. My name is Regan (34), from central North Island of New Zealand. Now living in NW Melbourne Vic.                                                 

Hi Guys, Jake here I have been hunting deer with my father Chris for about 8 years in the high country Victoria, our caliber of choice is a 300WSM and 7mm rem Mag. Where very keen hunters and wan

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Welcome Jake and Chris. See it works. You've got a lot of reading to do. Keep your eye on any sambar hunts coming up and ask if you can com along.

Grant.

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Hi Harrison here

do a lot of trout fishing and 4wding in the Vic high country and Otway region, getting as remote as I can.

joining to gather more insight into the type of gear people are using and general chat about getting out there and enjoying the bush.

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Yeah, use to get a few fallow as a kid, saw a red once or twice. Unfortunately, the farm sold and moved away... Fortunately the womans from Mansfield.

Speaking of the otway panther... one day after school, got a fair distance away from home on the dirtbike and got stuck on a hill, subsequently ran out of fuel. By this time is was getting dark and I was an hours ride away, so burried the bike under some bark and started walking. 

Got out of the thick bush and nearer to some farming land a couple hours later, still couldnt see a thing but I could hear footsteps as I walked and when I would stop, they would too. Quietly shitting my 13 year old self thinking I was about to be eaten by a panther - old man partly to blame for this - reckoned he had seen one...

Anyway, got to a bit more of a clearing and the moon was shedding a bit more light, turns out the panther was actually a bunch of cows following me along the fence line. Still had to walk half the night to get home though... 

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i was chasing fallow down nearish simpson and the next thing i had 40 odd young heifers chasing around me looking for a feed, not ideal stalking for the next 20 minutes, then there was the bloody great big angus bull another time stalking me, ends up it was a neighbour`s pet!!! good luck mate.

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Hay guys

New to hunting but pritty keen on hunting some boar and fox, partner and i are currently waiting to do our firearms safety course so we can apply for our licence

missus wants just a .17 or .22 of sum sort pobs a savage axis, and im looking at getting a tikka T3x or browning X-bolt, i also have PSE stinger-x 

Thanks guys

hopefully see ya round some day

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Hi all,
I'm getting back into hunting after a 15-year absence due to working around the country and building a family. Now my boys are wanting to get more involved and wanting to re-engage back into the hunting community! Have 3 rifles (.22, .222 & 30-06). Going to reload this time around as well and looking forward to getting back out there :)

Cheers and happy hunting to all!

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1 hour ago, Scott 8 said:

G'day All

new to the site and keen to hear about everyone's adventures!!

cheers

Hey Scott, Welcome mate. Relatively new myself. One of the first questions I asked was where were all the reports? Guessing you would be keen on the sambar? 

Search "wonnangatta" there are a few there. Enjoy mate.   

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Kia Ora and to hi all, 

* Long intro, sorry.

My name is Regan (34), from central North Island of New Zealand. Now living in NW Melbourne Vic.                                                                                                                                                          I have been in oz working flat out for the last 12yrs. Supporting my family has been my mission.

After separating from my long time wife, which was fairly amicable. But as many will know, the head aches that arise really throw you about. With good mates lending an ear and also turning to nature to ease my mind,  thats exactly what it did. Getting amongst nature is humbling and spiritual if you let it. To be able to sustain yourself on what the bush offers instead of Hungry Jacks or Coles is pretty damn amazing. I have two beautiful and growing kids. Girl 14, Boy 11 it has been hard on them. Me and the ex just want the best for them.     My girl doesnt want to hang with dad anymore unless its in the mall. And my boy is at the prime age to soak up this stuff, I am itching to get him in the bush. And he is keen as mustard.

Sorry to lay out my life out on here but just putting myself out there. I know there are many guys going through the same thing and some take it really hard. Many are shy or ashamed to speak up. It didnt help me to keep it all inside an stew. Strongly recommend getting it out and also counseling doesn't hurt. I'm sure most would agree, that as I am. Here to lend an ear or even better, catch up and get to know a fellow hunter gatherer for a hunt then a beer.

I am renewing my love for the bush and nature, and also showing my boy a little of how we grew up. I grew up in the country in NZ and have always hunted.                                                    Now in oz, I have always maintained my fresh and saltwater fishing but was to lazy to jump the hoops to get my firearms until recently. Just was never to keen on running into my first deadly snake I think, but i suppose you got to be one with nature hey.

I have been all over Australia for work (electrical) and holidays, and I def made a good decision to live in VIC. Over the 8yrs working all over the state I have seen some beautiful sights and barely seen half of it. Done more fishing than hunting but thats about to balance out. Looking forward to venturing into high country Vic.

I will cut it off there, i tend to go on a bit lol, i have a few stories and have been on some hunts where i have had the opportunity to drop some animals (sambar mainly) and shared in the spoils of mates victories (Sambar tastes so good). Cant wait till my chosen quarry hits the deck. Much like fishing, the catch is just the icing on the cake. (unless the freezer is empty) 

See you on the fourms

Regz    

.308 TIKKA T3 CTR BLUED/SYNTHETIC TRIJICON ACCUPOINT 3-9X40 MILDOT AMBER ATLAS BIPOD - LOVE IT!

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2 hours ago, ANZAC said:

Kia Ora and to hi all, 

* Long intro, sorry.

My name is Regan (34), from central North Island of New Zealand. Now living in NW Melbourne Vic.                                                                                                                                                          I have been in oz working flat out for the last 12yrs. Supporting my family has been my mission.

After separating from my long time wife, which was fairly amicable. But as many will know, the head aches that arise really throw you about. With good mates lending an ear and also turning to nature to ease my mind,  thats exactly what it did. Getting amongst nature is humbling and spiritual if you let it. To be able to sustain yourself on what the bush offers instead of Hungry Jacks or Coles is pretty damn amazing. I have two beautiful and growing kids. Girl 14, Boy 11 it has been hard on them. Me and the ex just want the best for them.     My girl doesnt want to hang with dad anymore unless its in the mall. And my boy is at the prime age to soak up this stuff, I am itching to get him in the bush. And he is keen as mustard.

Sorry to lay out my life out on here but just putting myself out there. I know there are many guys going through the same thing and some take it really hard. Many are shy or ashamed to speak up. It didnt help me to keep it all inside an stew. Strongly recommend getting it out and also counseling doesn't hurt. I'm sure most would agree, that as I am. Here to lend an ear or even better, catch up and get to know a fellow hunter gatherer for a hunt then a beer.

I am renewing my love for the bush and nature, and also showing my boy a little of how we grew up. I grew up in the country in NZ and have always hunted.                                                    Now in oz, I have always maintained my fresh and saltwater fishing but was to lazy to jump the hoops to get my firearms until recently. Just was never to keen on running into my first deadly snake I think, but i suppose you got to be one with nature hey.

I have been all over Australia for work (electrical) and holidays, and I def made a good decision to live in VIC. Over the 8yrs working all over the state I have seen some beautiful sights and barely seen half of it. Done more fishing than hunting but thats about to balance out. Looking forward to venturing into high country Vic.

I will cut it off there, i tend to go on a bit lol, i have a few stories and have been on some hunts where i have had the opportunity to drop some animals (sambar mainly) and shared in the spoils of mates victories (Sambar tastes so good). Cant wait till my chosen quarry hits the deck. Much like fishing, the catch is just the icing on the cake. (unless the freezer is empty) 

See you on the fourms

Regz    

.308 TIKKA T3 CTR BLUED/SYNTHETIC TRIJICON ACCUPOINT 3-9X40 MILDOT AMBER ATLAS BIPOD - LOVE IT!

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Welcome aboard Regz

get on board the hunts that get posted up 

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On 29/10/2017 at 12:42 PM, samburstalker said:

Welcome aboard Regz

get on board the hunts that get posted up 

Thanks mate, will do.

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Hey Lads,

Born and breed Victorian, been away for many years and just returned home.. 

Moving into stalking right now, own a Sako 85 .308 as a scrub gun and a Winchester M70 feather-light 22-250 to remove pests.

Happy hunting! 

Later for now..

Jimmy

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