The instructions say I should say hello - so here it is!
I have been hunting since birth as my father has always been a very keen shotgunner. These days I favour a rifle and my wife and two little girls frequently come along for a shot. I have hunted five of the six deer species we have down under - fallow, red, rusa, chital and sambar and have taken very good fallow and rusa stags and only meat animals when it comes to red deer. No luck yet with the chital and sambar but it's only a matter of time. The hoggies will have to wait a while. My preferred hunting at home is for feral pigs, mostly stalking and very close range shooting in thick cover, but I don't discriminate against our ferals and happily hunt all of our available game. Having loved Africa since I was a boy, I have been on several safaris and have been fortunate enough to hunt most of the southern species. Big five experience isn't faring to well but I have a very nice old buffalo bull and last August we hunted elephant but I chose not to shoot as the bulls we found weren't what I hoped for. I will be going back...
Most of my hunting is with a .308 Winchester or .300 Weatherby Magnum. A custom .450 ackley Magnum is my dangerous game rifle (that has shot more pigs than anything else!) and I bought a .450/400 3" NE about a year ago. There's an assortment of other rifles in the safe but these are my favourites.
For the past 12 months or so I have been blogging about my hunting and all that goes with it - hunting adventures of an ordinary bloke - will post a link another time
In my spare time I'm also a keen taxidermist, enjoy cooking especially with hunted game, load my own ammo and enjoy writing.
See you all in the forums.