After a few quiet weeks with the flu we were starting to feel better and in need of some time by the river. And the dog needed meat, too. We found this old bull, in his last or maybe second-last season. He’s a giant for our area, with genes more similar to coastal bulls. The shot distance was 120m and I told myself to aim small, shooting from the side of a tree. It was a frontal heart-shot, and he only went fifty metres before falling dead. It was a beautiful evening by the river, and our dog was pretty happy when we got home. We left her behind because she hates the bush - too many bad memories from when she was homeless trying to evade dingoes. The rifle is an Australian-made custom 1938 Oberndorf Mauser in .300H&H, made for me a couple of years ago by Tony Small.