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

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Topic: Not a bad afternoon for an old fat guy and a pup
Posted By: Bushpig
Subject: Not a bad afternoon for an old fat guy and a pup
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 7:57am
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
Photo to follow

I would rather laugh with the Sinners, than cry with the Saints

Posted By: Tomatron
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 1:43pm
Mean man thats always a bonus! I always take a couple of buck shot.. just in case something pops up 

Posted By: feeder
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 7:27pm
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.

The only bar to frequent is the Kawhia Bar

Posted By: biggear
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 8:02pm
Dont be so hard on yourself bushie. You are not old.
Seriously though, nice mission and always good when the dog does its thing

Dont let the grey hair fool you!

Posted By: fluffy1
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 8:13pm
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
Can't beat experience.Awesome.Where are the pics?

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Posted By: Raging Bull
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 9:13am
Nice work Bushie, reminds me of the time i went pig hunting and came home with a Trout as well! 

Posted By: tugboat
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 3:42pm
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!!

Posted By: Bushpig
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 4:38pm
Flushing certainly sharpens the reflexes.

I would rather laugh with the Sinners, than cry with the Saints

Posted By: Espresso
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 5:38pm
Great stuff.

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

How was the dogs reaction to the pig?

Posted By: Bushpig
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 8:39am
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.

I would rather laugh with the Sinners, than cry with the Saints

Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 9:03pm
nice work bushie  Clap..

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