Wife was supposed to organise today's outing. She hadn't so I said 'were off for a hunt you can sort out dinner'. Headed off to a local spot hoping for a chance to blood the new rifle. God chance of getting a goat with deer being a possibility (they do have a reputation for being ghosts in this block). Headed out along a main thoroughfare a area seemed like worth a stop and a look. Heading down a wee spur with plenty of clear area around us. Looked back at my wife she indicated that she'd heard something. With a bit of sign language she gave a direction, one for a goat/goats which was reasonably close and one for a maybe roar which was a fair distance away. I could hear something but wasn't very distinct for me. As we were waiting I saw some movement below me. Black/brown...goat. I moved down to conceal myself n set myself up for a shot. Looking looking then it popped up about 10-15 metres in front of me.... Rifle up, sight on shoulder, squeeze trigger bang. Goat stood for a sec then just flopped over. It had been dead on its feet.
Do the photo thing then wip the back legs n back steaks off.
We head of to a spot that I wanted to have lunch. On our way there it spot another goat. Do a bit of a sneak up and look through scope to get a shooting lane. There was a bit of supple jack in the way. Find a sweet spot n let rip. ....miss...goat takes off, no obvious blood on it n freely moving. We keep walking, park up and have some lunch. We have our repast then head off to check out a new area. Walking through a grassy area we hear a 'thud' look at each other thinking 'WTF' looking around I spot some movement ...oh a goat...two billies playing silly buggers. I decide to grab some video footage using the phone. I move around to a better spot to get into the shade line. I see some more goats then decide to shoot another one. Line up Bang head shot then a heap more goats pop out of the woodwork. I get a fleeting glimpse of one with a reasonable head the same colour of one I'd seen on a previous trip. Oh well you'll keep.
I'd shot it in the head but unfortunately a bit low down. A quick knife cut sorts that out.
Four wheels n two more backsteaks for a curry...sweet
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