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Thread: G'day from the land of Aus

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    G'day from the land of Aus

    G'day all,
    I'm Tony and I'm an addicted Sambar hunter from Gippsland in Victoria Australia.
    I alternate between solo stalking and using German Short Haired pointers as companion Gundogs.
    I love just being in our Aussie bush, especially with my GSPs and I get as much pleasure from watching and taking photos or vids of the deer as I do from shooting them. I hunt mainly for the table but I have taken some nice heads.
    I particularly like getting in close and engaging the deer as I believe that gives them a better than even chance of outsmarting me so success is very satisfying. Because of this "hand to hand combat" in quite thick bush (mostly no more than 50m) I am looking at getting a Sako Black Bear in 9.3x62 as the 300wsm I currently use is travelling a bit quick with not enough frontal mass for such close quarters work and without the help of my GSP Gus I would not have recovered a couple of dead-on-their-feet runners.

    I look forward to making a few contacts here and sharing my successes and failures around the electronic campfire.


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    Welcome to the site Tony, we're getting quite a few International members on here now.

    looking forward to hear more about your hunting on the forum.

    My Hunting Blog: click here

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    Welcome to the forum Tony, I'm sure you will enjoy it here.



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    Welcome aboard mate!

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    Welcome to the site. Our overseas membership is building and we look forward to hearing about hunting in Aus.

    Have a great Christmas.
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    Welcome to the site,

    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Thanks for the welcome folks.
    Keen to learn about how you guys hunt and share what goes on over here.
    If anyone is thinking of coming over for a hunt let me know and I'd be more than happy to do a bit of guiding.


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    Welcome to the site 2bolts, looking forward to hearing about Aussie hunting.I switched to 9.3's and 350 rem mag for the same reasons as you.By the way , merry xmas


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    Welcome, Love that bit about the electronic campfire too!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Welcome aboard. Lovely part of the world your in there. Looked at moving there myself in 2008. Spent a little time around Yarram and the surrounding area. Never worked out but I will return in the future. Lovely ground for deer.
    Hope you enjoy the site and I look forward too seeing your en devours.
    I to looked at the sako black bear myself as a nice short close range rifle. Never seen one in the flesh. I ended up buying a heym sc21 in timber which I'll try for a while.
    Happy hunting.

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