I trust everyone had a great holiday season and didn't play up too much on New Years
On new years day my brothers and I went for a shot on my uncle's property and we were met with success. We drove around for the afternoon spotting and stalking roos and got 6 or 8.. We also got to see a couple of deer, and I only just missed out on taking a shot on a massive fallow buck which spooked after some roos that I'd accidently jumped hoppped straight past it. After it got dark however, we hooked up the spotlight and had a look around the places that we had already been. Roos were everywhere! We shot another 30or so before we came across a few deer running back and forth in a stand of trees. My brother Ryan lined one up with the .223 and let fly and the deer dropped emphatically, hit right through both shoulders. We ran up and slit it's throat, bleeding it so the blood didn't spoil the backstraps (for us) and hind legs (for the dogs).
(Sorry about the little pic, it's only off a phone.. Just click on it)
We also shot a couple of foxes and caught a few rabbits after sending a shot a couple of inches over their heads, which seems to stun them to the point that they'll sit there quietly allowing you to walk straight up to them!
I know that you guys frown on spotlighting but you've got to understand that it's not hunting; it's shooting, in the same way that some of you shoot prairie dogs. We just see it as pest extermination...
All in all it was a great night, and as soon as I'm home again I'll certainly be going out there again!