Fallow deer

Hunting update

I have spent the past 4 days in the Central North Island learning to hunt Quail and Pheasant with dogs. It has been a blast and now I am knackered.

We have walked and driven most of the northern part of  Kaingaroa Forest, up around Murupara and Kaingaroa township and some of the southern part near the Napier-Taupo highway.

I’m very pleased with my Beretta AL391 Urika that I won at Hamills Duck night, and now very pleased with my Tikka T3 .308 that I also got from Hamills Manukau. I will review each gun separately this week, but for now here is what I shot a 4pm this afternoon.

Whaleoil, Tikka T3 and Fallow Deer

It is a Fallow stag, sans antlers, I used a Federal Power Shok .308 Winchester 150gr Soft Point. The shot was 109yds and went through and through with a 2″ exit wound. On the way through it took out a couple of ribs. At 109yds the velocity is 2532fps and hits with 2134 foot pounds of energy. The little fella went down hard and never got back up.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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