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    First Alpine Steinbock

    Evening all. just returned from Stanton in the Arlberg. Happy to report that I had a very successful stalk for a Steinbock and managed a Marmelot as well. The stalk and shot were relatively simple but but the 7 hour hike to the hut was a killer! Thought I was reasonably fit, but legs are feeling the strain from hawking the guts of 15kg on my back!

    Will post a full report in the next few days. Here are a couple of photos.
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    Cracking something I'd love to do but unfortunately the lungs are nowhere near up to that sort of hiking .
    ps neither the bank balance I fear .
    Last edited by snowy; 18-08-2013 at 20:39. Reason: adding ps
    Better to have failed again than to have lifted someones leg

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    A magnificent beast, well done!

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    Waidmannsheil Conor, look forward to seeing the lad when you have had him mounted!!

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    Should also mention......the beast eventually selected was not the biggest but was one of the oldest, 11 years old, he also had lost his left eye. It was a no brainer......cull the injured animal! They reckon he will make gold medal. Couple of facts....range was 100m, cal was 300WinMag and he was shot at an altitude of 2700ms

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    OOOOOOOOO! I am so envious!! Not a pretty emotion. Well done.

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    stunning beast.
    A friend has two gold medals and they're the trophy I covet the most

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    I have just added some videos to Youtube of the stalk, the preparation and of course the shot. Here they are in order!

    Last edited by Conor1; 19-08-2013 at 07:56.

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    He looks like an Old Warrior.
    In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
    Mark Twain

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