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Offline Bushfire

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Making Meat
« on: February 20, 2023, 10:40:21 AM »
Deer season in my part of the world is kicking off. Took some photos of a recent successful hunt.

The bag, horn and boucheron are all from American makers that I've had made and shipped here or bought over the past 12 months. The rifle is a GRRW .54 shooting 100gn Swiss 2F, peanut oil lubed pillow ticking patch and a cast .535 ball. Shot was 60-70 yards, high shoulder took out the spine and dropped him on the spot. As is pretty much all my hunting, it was spot and stalk.

Looking to upgrade my rifle, but that's a post for another day.






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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2023, 01:18:58 PM »
Congrats!  How bout some info on that critter and what all you're hunting down there?
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2023, 02:30:14 PM »
That is a fallow spike. Fallow come in 4 colours, those being black, white, red (common) and menil. This is a menial deer.

We hunt deer, ducks, quail, foxes, rabbits and hares down south here.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2023, 09:32:44 PM »
Well done, bushfire, nice little spike & great eating. From what part of the continent do you hail?
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2023, 11:19:35 PM »
Well done, bushfire, nice little spike & great eating. From what part of the continent do you hail?

I'm from the south east in Victoria, it's a great state for deer hunting.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2023, 12:01:32 AM »
Nice job Bushfire. Are those critters in their rut now? You say GRRW rifle, is that GRRW from America or Down Under?

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2023, 01:46:20 AM »
I'm from the south east in Victoria, it's a great state for deer hunting.

Drove through there in March 2020 before the you know what. Lovely country.
Daryl

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2023, 01:59:34 AM »
That is a fallow spike. Fallow come in 4 colours, those being black, white, red (common) and menil. This is a menial deer.

We hunt deer, ducks, quail, foxes, rabbits and hares down south here.

I had thought fallow, but the antlers made me think maybe Roe.  Congrats again.  Any sika down there?  I know New Zealand has a bunch, we have a wild herd of those around me here in Maryland.
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2023, 04:14:40 AM »
Nice job Bushfire. Are those critters in their rut now? You say GRRW rifle, is that GRRW from America or Down Under?

No, rut here for fallow and red deer is in April. Incidentally my favourite time of the year!

This is an Alan Vaisham Australian GRRW.
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2023, 04:22:56 AM »
That is a fallow spike. Fallow come in 4 colours, those being black, white, red (common) and menil. This is a menial deer.

We hunt deer, ducks, quail, foxes, rabbits and hares down south here.

I had thought fallow, but the antlers made me think maybe Roe.  Congrats again.  Any sika down there?  I know New Zealand has a bunch, we have a wild herd of those around me here in Maryland.

He's just a one year old with his first set of spikes.

No sika here, they're over in NZ north island.

Here we have red deer, fallow, sambar, rusa, chital and my favourite hog deer (axis porcinus).

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2023, 04:24:12 AM »
I'm from the south east in Victoria, it's a great state for deer hunting.

Drove through there in March 2020 before the you know what. Lovely country.

If you're ever passing through this way again feel free to drop me a line. Be happy to take you out for a shot or a hunt if you'd like.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2023, 04:47:21 PM »
Congratulations Bushfire! That sure is a pretty animal.
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2023, 07:46:30 AM »
Fine hunt Bushfire!

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2023, 06:08:23 PM »
His hide would make a grand hunting pouch Bushfire!

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2023, 07:30:42 PM »
Hi Bushfire, I have been told that you folks have an abundance of rabbits. If so are they not hunted and eaten like here in the US?

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2023, 10:02:51 PM »
I'm from the south east in Victoria, it's a great state for deer hunting.

Drove through there in March 2020 before the you know what. Lovely country.

If you're ever passing through this way again feel free to drop me a line. Be happy to take you out for a shot or a hunt if you'd like.

I have planned to visit again. PM sent.
Daryl

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2023, 04:23:42 AM »
His hide would make a grand hunting pouch Bushfire!

I did think that it would be nice to use, but I'd forgotten my sharpening steel. Didn't want to have to walk a mile back to my ute when it started to lose its edge so I just broke down the meat. I will try it either the next one.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2023, 04:25:14 AM »
Hi Bushfire, I have been told that you folks have an abundance of rabbits. If so are they not hunted and eaten like here in the US?

We do eat them. Over the past 20 years they've released a  couple of viruses that have really knocked the populations down so they're not as readily available as they once were.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2023, 05:01:17 AM »
Are they safe to eat when infected with that virus? :-\

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2023, 08:06:54 AM »
I wouldn't.  If the eyes are milky/runny - no gonna eaty.
Daryl

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2023, 05:55:27 PM »
Is it still Myxy they release, Bushfire?

It really clobbered our rabbits in England and that was just after the war.  Even when we left in '84, healthy rabbits were Just starting to come back.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2023, 08:33:17 PM »
 Same disease in South Western Ontario, but seems to happen every 7 or 8 years only.
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2023, 01:32:56 AM »
They are apparently edible, but I don't eat infected ones.

Myxo was the first released, but Calicivirus is the one that really thumped their numbers.

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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2023, 06:10:03 AM »
Ain't it great when Man plays with nature.
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Re: Making Meat
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2023, 08:02:47 AM »
Trouble is Daryl, is was a man playing with nature that took bunnies to Oz in the first place.

It doesn't make these awful viruses any better though!