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I’ve said "Public land" as shooting a sika stag on a private block or on the back of farm land is a dam sight different to stalking one in thick snow damaged bush. Apart from the obvious things like make sure your gun is sighted in, don’t wear noisy clothing, and wear soft comfortable footwear, these next 6 tips could help you bag that sika stag that always seems to elude you.1. Learn the area you are hunting before you head in, satellite image's on google earth is a good one that I use a lot even if it’s an...

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Tip one - Just don't …. haha no just kidding!  TIP 1 CHILD CARRIERS Its important to find the right pack to carry them in and depending on age and size of your child will depend on the pack you choose. I would suggest choosing a pack with multi capabilities like the baby Bjorn pack. Your child will need to face differently at different stages of their growth and the weight distribution it adds to your back for example; front pack position facing towards you between the ages of new born and 4 months, front pack facing out so they can see...

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Hunting is usually a weekly event for myself, my husband and our 2 year old son. We all go out together, one of us carries the kathmandu baby carrier with the little guy in it and the other person carries the rifle. We don't shoot something every weekend more like once a month as its very difficult to get close to deer when your carrying a noisy toddler on your back. On this particular cold but sunny morning we where exploring a new area, walking down a track we had never been on before when we came to a small opening through...

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THE MACINTOSH HUT Home away from home, my family have spent literally weeks on end in a row in this hut and a lot of my Sika hunting has been in this area, its changed a lot over the years becoming increasingly harder to hunt mainly due to snow fall and Pinus contorta taking over but thats another story altogether.The first time I ever walked in here with my dad Peter and Uncle Paul I would have been around 13 the hut was a lot smaller than it is now with only 2 wire bunks, surprisingly I remember this trip...

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