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Hunting diary entries..............

orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 8,364 Senior Member
Been out and about for the odd hunt over the past 12 days.
Hunting diary has a couple of strange entries......

3 Peacocks...... ( 204Ruger)
2 Pea hens......     "      "
1 Fallow deer Spiker.... ( 7mm08)
1 Cow............( 222)
1 Horse......... ( 204 Ruger)
1 wild cat......  ( 7mm08)
3 possums..... (Suzuki Vitara)
2 rabbits.......... ( "            "    )


Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    There has GOT to be more to this...

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    The possums and rabbits might have lived if the horse was faster.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,340 Senior Member
    Cooking all that has to be a job .
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,189 Senior Member
    You should be set for meat for a year with a cow and a horse in the freezer.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #6
    When I woke up in the morning I wasnt planning to shoot a horse, BH and I were heading  up to a place that grazes horses to deal with an abundance of peacocks.
    Bh rang and asked me what rifle I was taking.....I said the 204. He then said you might want to go bigger cos the farmer has asked us to put down a horse. Having had experience at putting down horses I knew it was more about shot placement rather than caliber.

    Dont know if any of you have had to put down a horse, but in case you are in the position where you have to, I will explain how I do it.
    Take an imaginary line from the left ear to the top of the right eye, another line from the right ear to the top of the left eye. Aim approx 1" above where the lines intersect and it will drop on the spot dead. If you simply take a line from the ear to the centre of the eye and shoot at where the lines cross you may miss the brain, all hell will break loose and it wont be pretty.

    One thing about a frontal shot. Even though the shot is immediately effective, most horses will lunge forward as they drop...........if you are standing too close and dont move back quick enough, it will knock you down.

    The horse was a 30 yr old retired racehorse and had suffered a major injury to its back. It could still walk with difficulty but every time its rear left leg took weight it would collapse on that side. It had difficulty in balancing when grazing and was in obvious pain. Unfortunately the vet was unable to get there so I got the job.
    The 204 was used and at the shot the horse immediately dropped but still managed to lunge forward about 3-4' as it dropped. This was the 4th horse I have had to put down and it never sits easy on the mind.

    The cow had a cancerous growth in its eye which over a relatively short period grew into its throat and stopped it from eating. The only thing that could be done was to put it down humanely. I used the 222 and it dropped on the spot.

    The wild cat took a 120gr PSP from the 7mm08 at about 70yds which made short work of it.

    The spiker was an offhand shot at 158m. 120 gr sierra completely shattered and almost severed the neck dropping it on the spot.




    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Mighty fine eatin' there, son.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member

    So what did you do with the horse and cow after putting them down?

    Just curious.

    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member

    So what did you do with the horse and cow after putting them down?

    Just curious.

      They were both buried. Thank god for tractors and diggers.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    When I woke up in the morning I wasnt planning to shoot a horse,



    Great stories always start with an awesome opening line
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    When I woke up in the morning I wasnt planning to shoot a horse,



    Great stories always start with an awesome opening line
    Try this.....imagine any opening line and follow it with"And then the murders began". Works for pretty much everything.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,125 Senior Member
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    "The early fall leaves were just changing colors, a harbinger of greater glory to come. And then the murders began".

    "He looked down ruefully at his second flat tire in a week, and thought, "Please, God...not again". And then the murders began.

    "Look", she chirped, with a twinkle in her eye, "That cloud looks just like my puppy!".  And then the murders began.

    "In retrospect, 1976 Seattle was a great place to live for many reasons. And then the murders began".

    "I sat there with Sally, we sat there, we two, and I said "How I wish we had something to do".  And then the murders began.

    Mike








    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    One could always start with Snoopy's "It was a dark and stormy night."
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    It was a dark and stormy night. And then the murders began.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I love the turn this thread has taken 🤣
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    I love the turn this thread has taken 🤣
    ...and then the murders started.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    "Hilary Clinton was nominated as the Democrat candidate in the 2020 Presidential race.....and then the murders started."

    Nah, that doesnt work......the murders started before that............ :D
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    "Hilary Clinton was nominated as the Democrat candidate in the 2020 Presidential race.....and then the murders started."

    Nah, that doesnt work......the murders started before that............ :D
    Get your facts straight, Alec.  It wasn't murder, it was suicide.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Fun times. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Fun times. 
    And then the murders began.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Were you hungry? Like so hungry you could eat a horse?
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    Were you hungry? Like so hungry you could eat a horse?
    Nay........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    By popular request, Zorba donned his most revealing costume to Belly Dance at the SE shoot...
    ... then the murders began. :D
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    By popular request, Zorba donned his most revealing costume to Belly Dance at the SE shoot...
    ... then the murders began. :D
    Nope, again, suicides 🤣
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Snort! Now that thar's funny.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
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