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Offline luvmystang67

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Some shots from the UK
« on: March 29, 2018, 04:10:57 AM »
Didn't get a chance to hunt the fall, but there are seasons open year round over here for something.  Recently it has been hind season (does) and muntjac are always open.  Here you have some Sika (and Sika/Red hybrid) from Ireland and some Muntjac in the UK.  The muntjac apparently can breed 3x a year and give birth to twins quite often.  They are considered a nuisance.  I've got an upright freezer in my tiny flat and they're in there.  The muntjac is mostly quartered due to the small size.  We're going to do the legs like leg of lamb or something (with less total cooking). We'll see how that goes.  I'm going to wrap it in "Streaky Bacon" (US style bacon).

Thought you all might enjoy.  Sorry no big bucks of any type yet. 

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 05:40:41 AM »
So cool! How would you describe/ compare/ rate the meat. I don't know why but that little muntjac looks tasty?
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 05:44:12 AM »
Cool beans, Stang. Are you going to hunt boar with my buddy Markus?
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 05:58:49 AM »
Cool beans, Stang. Are you going to hunt boar with my buddy Markus?

I'm running out of vacation days at the moment due to a (hopeful) Ibex hunt in Kazakhstan.  We'll see how that transpires.  Otherwise I'm probably stuck with weekend hunts only around England, but only by the grace of some very nice folks who have taken me along with them.

Certainly not a challenging hunt, but still exciting.  It reminds me of hunting deer in Friday Harbor as a kid.

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 06:09:51 AM »
Looks like fun. I love the suppressor! That was surprising.
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 06:53:33 AM »
Meat has seemed pretty similar to what we're used to at home so far.

Suppressors here are called "moderators" and they're traded freely and inexpensively.  It is an expectation that they're used here to protect hearing.  They are SHOCKED that we don't have them as commonplace in the US.  I shared with them that our country believe's it turns everyone into James Bond (an untraceable assassin), to which they very logically replied that "it doesn't make them silent!".  Its just amazing how things become ingrained in politics and thought so easily.  They think bow hunting is cruel and savage and like that it is not allowed here....


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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 09:01:35 AM »
Awesome!  Looks like a blast.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 03:24:22 PM »
Very cool!!  Thanks for sharing!!
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 05:38:07 PM »
Awesome. Please keep us updated as you hunt some more.

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 06:58:05 PM »
Nice! Thank you for sharing.
Looks like fun  :tup:

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 01:44:04 AM »
Went out for Roe this weekend and got a decent buck!

Again, thought I'd share with those at home.  Its not elk hunting, but still good to get out and get some meat!  My freezer is full at this point.  Time for BBQs on the deck I pay WAYYY to much to have every month.

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 04:16:30 AM »
Thatís awesome
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 05:30:10 AM »
Awesome!  Youíre having fun over there.
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 07:03:00 AM »
Nice buck.
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2018, 07:16:11 AM »
What brings you to the UK?  School?
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 08:17:09 AM »
Very nice.  :tup:

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 10:22:44 AM »
What brings you to the UK?  School?

My wife is here for school.  I moved over with my company to make less money and pay more for rent.   :tup:

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Trying to make the best of it.  No big forest to hike or camp in, no inland fishing really...  but, some really nice folks have taken me out hunting a few times and for that I'm extremely grateful. 

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2018, 05:06:48 PM »
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 07:34:07 PM »
I don't know how to judge roe but the bases on that look pretty big. Nice looking animal. You doing some kind of mount of it? Saving the skull at least I hope.

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 08:08:41 PM »
Roe deer antlers are way cool, nice one. 👍
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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2018, 08:27:22 PM »
is that a big buck? I don't know anything about those animals.  whats the hunting like, spot and stalk? or pest control etc?

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Re: Some shots from the UK
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2018, 05:58:05 AM »
I think thats a decent 4-5 year old animal.  Not a monster, but definitely a decent representative roe buck.  This is mostly done for pest control (as most shooting here is) unless you do a paid hunt where they're raised for your shooting pleasure.

HIGH game populations here as all the ground is pretty agricultural grazing focused with decent cover and zero predators (aside from fox and a handful of badger).  In our short walk we saw 8 muntjac (including some big bucks, at least as far as Muntjac go) and 2 roe doe.  You typically expect to get an animal every time you go out unless you're being extra picky on size.  Does take some of the fun out of it, but its still nice to get out and get some good meat.  Most paid places make you buy the carcass as it can be sold to the local butcher.  It sounds like most prices are £2.00/kg, head off, legs off below joint, guts out and fur still on.  The guy I go with lets me keep the carcass as he's tired of eating them and shoots about 30+ animals a year total.

 

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