Not a bad afternoon for an old fat guy and a pup

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    Posted: 10 May 2010 at 7:57am
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Saturday afternoon I decided to take the 9 month old pup for a walk in one of the local forrests for a Pheasant shoot.
 
We had been walking for about 45 minutes when she locked onto a scent. I let her track it and about 5 minutes later she went for a Peacock hen, I boweled it when it flushed. Nice one, her first Peacock.
 
With that in the pack we carried on. Around 10 minutes later we came out on a small clearing. Couldnt believe me eyes or my luck. There was a small wild pig around 15 to 20kg. I was close enough to put some number 4 lead in just behind the shoulder dropping it instantly.
 
With thoughts that it probably had a bad tempered mother lurking close behind I put it on  my shoulders and headed back to the truck. 
 
Skinned it when I got home and hung it up in the car port for the night. Its now in the freezer as a couple of nice roasts and some chops.
 
Next time I will have a large load of lead in case the mum is around
 
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Mean man thats always a bonus! I always take a couple of buck shot.. just in case something pops up 
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Tinnie there BP, peahen I belive, apparently very nice eating, I have yet to get one of these so am going on hearsay, great shooting, not many will have that combo.
 
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Dont be so hard on yourself bushie. You are not old.
 
Seriously though, nice mission and always good when the dog does its thing
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Good on you bushie. Well done.
Best friend you can ever have a pup. Darn sight more loyal than the human variety.
Out their doing it ducks, pigs, peasants. You can't be to old mateWink
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Nice work Bushie, reminds me of the time i went pig hunting and came home with a Trout as well! 
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wicked nice one bushy and pig what a bonus broThumbs Up
must admit that whole dog, flush, shoot thing is sounding more apealing, never tryed it, read an artical today on a guy that shoots, "chucka" game birds, think thats what there called, in the south island, using dogs to flush em, but there spose to be real tuff to shoot!!
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Flushing certainly sharpens the reflexes.
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Great stuff.

Hey what about doing wild port, Bradley cured and smoked?

How was the dogs reaction to the pig?
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She was behind me and distracted by the peacock, probably fortunate as she would have no doubt run in and buggered it up been young.
 
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nice work bushie  Clap..
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