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    A bit of Aussie sambar ground.

    Not indicative of it all by a long way,just where I was hunting on that day of the pics.





    And a couple of residents from very close by.


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    How long is a typical hunting session/day in Australia?
    basil.
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    For the keen blokes its often daylight to dark and have done so many times...albeit with a snooze at a log fall or bracken patch but an easy day of six hours walking/stalking/spotting/bush bashing etc can be tough enough on one`s legs as you get a few years on your belt.
    Area sizes are such that you wont walk out of a good legit area in weeks so you can basically put a pack on and just keep hunting non stop.

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    i love Aus lived there for 5 yrs some time ago in a little town called cabramatta some great times there and remember meeting a girl while out shooting her name was lueanna we meet up a few more times when we did not a lot of rifle shooting got done by christ she was a fantastic shot.

    paul

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    Great photo of the Hind and Stag Johnny.

    Atb

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    Nice pictures John, is it only sambar or do you have other deer species in your area ?

    Moose

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    Actually we saw two fine Fallow bucks in the headlights as we drove into our chosen hunt location only Sunday morning gone,there are a few reds kicking about though I haven't bothered chasing them up so far.
    Heres a different location a bit of a drive away. One up the gully the other down the creek flats.




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    BTW there`s a wallaby only feeding on the sunny face,I zoomed in on the black rat! Shame there wasn't a sambar laying in the sun.


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    Thanks for the reply, it looks quite challenging stalking, but that's the fun, do you use the "black rats" as target practice?

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    No not at all,I last shot a wallaby 32 years ago that had a great maggotty hole in its shoulder.
    They cause the sambar hunter grief with their hunter detection and loud thumping as they alert the others around them,the deer seize on this also...busted!

    Stalking is indeed challenging and so are the deer renowned,its a matter of being fit enough or determined enough and to get out there as much as possible.

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