AUSTRALIA: Back From My First Roar Hunt

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My son and I went for a red hunt last weekend. I've never heard a red roar so it was pretty cool to listen to them on that first night, unfortunately they were roaring on the surrounding properties :( We did hear the odd groan on the place we were on and did stalk in on a stag that was doing the odd grunt but the terrain and long grass beat us and he gave us the slip. We managed to kill a hind for meat in a steep gully and both the boy and I were buggered by the time we climbed to the top of the escarpment with two legs each and the back straps.

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At the top the owner got on the radio and told us she had seen a stag and hind down near the dam below the camp so we set off and stalked in. We did see the stag in the lantana and I told the boy to shoot but I think he got a bit of buck fever and completely missed at about 20 meters :facepalm: I'm still taking the piss out of him ;)
All in all I had a great trip with number two son, heard my first Red roar and saw my first Stag AND got some good meat. The grass was a killer, we're still picking out grass seeds from everywhere. Good for the owner, about waist high but it covered all the rocks and I did go arse up on the carry out with the only thing stopping me rolling to the bottom of the gully was Jadams legs!
 

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Congratulations.
Hearing them roar for the first time would be special.

Interesting way to pack the meat out.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Sounds like a fun hunt, thanks for sharing!
 

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Sounds like a fun hunt
Bet the young fella had a ball
 

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I think a hunt that requires a pack out makes you appreciate the hunt a whole lot more :).
 

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My knees' didn't appreciate it mate ;)
 

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My knees' didn't appreciate it mate ;)

but the freezer does............
and your young bloke , will cherish the memories , until he does the same for his son ........
then he will know that warm fuzzy feeling ,that you feel ..............
kinda makes a sore knee , worth it , hey .......................
 

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LOL.... NO...Just kidding, we did have a laugh after though
 

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