First fish on the new rod - a birthday present from my fiance. A nice little bream.
Thanks to everyone for their congratulations and well wishes. Here’s a pic of Byron Bay at sunset. Cheers!
Engaged to the love of my life. Byron Bay Lighthouse. 23.09.2014.
The ‘lux in it’s natural habitat…
Spent the afternoon hunting on a 97 000 acre station. Didn’t get anything but it was great to get out of town for a while and enjoy the peace and solitude of the desert. On a side note, it’s the second last day of winter and I’ve already had a run in with a snake.
Ah, Friday night. Drinking tea and cleaning guns… Doesn’t get much better than this.
"There are no impossible tasks. The main thing is the power of will, power of a spirit.”
- Spetsnaz soldier
Took my girl and our neighbour to the range today to show them what it’s all about. Both the girls shot really well and enjoyed themselves. Sighted in my new Marlin .17 HMR and shot some groups. This is a 7 round group at 50 metres with CCI Gamepoint 20gr. Pretty happy with it at the moment - keen to see what it can do at 100 and 150 next week. And hopefully take some rabbits the week after that.
Note: Anyone who is upset that I’m using a cat target should know that in Australia we have a serious issue with feral cats killing native birds, lizards and small mammals. Some of these cats grow ridiculously large in the wild, survive in the harshest of conditions and it doesn’t matter what you’re hunting - if you see a feral cat, you shoot it.
Found this cool vintage cigarette tin at the local markets yesterday for a few dollars. I’ve been trying to find a way to carry my .22lr rounds quietly and conveniently out in the paddocks. I hate things that rattle, don’t like having loose rounds in my pocket and a box of fifty is too bulky. So I lined it with some self adhesive foam rubber and now I have a tin that fits in my back or shirt pocket, is silent and actually fits perfectly in the top of the federal bulk ammo box. Carries about 30 rounds - more than enough for an afternoon stalking rabbits and whistling foxes.
Feral goat I took with my .243. Braved the weather, persevered in the hunt and was rewarded with this beautiful animal showing some great condition. Took some good cuts of meat, made some memories that will last a lifetime and enjoyed being out in the bush despite the challenging conditions. Good living.
Huge mobs of feral goats out here. Too bad Australia’s public land hunting laws are ridiculous - my .243W would of made short work of these.
So, when I reached 243 followers, I posted a pic of my .243W.
I have now reached 270 followers.
I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED!!!