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.