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#5930130 - 09/15/15 04:56 PM Take off Saturday...
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8201
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
...with my wife for the UK. One week of touring London and the Cotswolds where one of my great grandfathers is from (he and his brother came to Texas in the late 1800's and they married sisters around Cross Plains, so I've got "double cousins" all over west Texas. Insert Deliverance music here.) Then we head up to around Aberdeen, Scotland and I'm going to stalk a couple of red stags for a couple of days and maybe a roebuck, not terribly far from Balmoral, Her Majesty's family's estate up there. (Victoria bought it in 1852, well, really Prince Albert of "do you have Prince Albert in a can? Well, let him out!" fame.) There for a week, then to Edinburgh for a few days and home.

I will use an "Estate" rifle, probably something like .270. Although I have a nice #1 in 7x57 that I'd thought about using, I didn't want to lug it all over England and have to make accommodations for it at each hotel. Wish me luck and pray the "gillies" don't make too much of a fool of this "yank". I did buy a wool cap from Orvis and I look pretty darn good in it, if I do say so myself.

Cheers compadres.


Caveat: I think I need to point out that I believe this is low fence. No way I could afford the fees of a trophy stag behind high fence. But if the subject comes up over our 4th or so scotch, I will attempt to represent the THF admirably. crazy


Edited by Creekrunner (09/15/15 05:06 PM)
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#5930190 - 09/15/15 05:31 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Safe travels my friend for you and the Mrs. Do us proud! Look forward to seeing some amazing pics.

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#5930238 - 09/15/15 05:53 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9539
Loc: wondering about the woods
cheers best wishes flag
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#5930265 - 09/15/15 06:16 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 12/24/05
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Loc: Cass County, TX
Jealous much


Good luck brother
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#5930646 - 09/15/15 09:20 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24341
Loc: Wise County Texas
CR, get the test results back yet?
Have a great trip man, I'm not worried if you make a good impression over there, just hope they don't piss off a Texan, could go downhill from there grin
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#5930874 - 09/16/15 01:54 AM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Safe travels and the best of luck on the hunt.
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#5931000 - 09/16/15 07:43 AM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Texoma
Wow, cool trip! Good luck.
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#5931620 - 09/16/15 01:27 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16664
Loc: Winters
That's going to be a lot of fun. Enjoy it.
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#5931909 - 09/16/15 04:56 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 08/02/15
Posts: 469
You'll enjoy it. Take it it isn't your first time to Scotland? Beautiful country. London... Well, you'll like to sight see, but I avoid it like the plague. A trip into some of londons gun makers would be interesting for you, not so much the wife. If you ever make another trip and could head south there's some huge fallow lurking that I know of. It's been nearly two years since I was "home" in England. Missing the waterfowling right now.
I hope you're in shape, those gillies are like sheep when it comes to hills!
You should see some good goose and duck numbers in the Cotswolds depending on location. Again, beautiful country. Hopefully you'll have some nicer weather for you, but bring the cold back with you too. I miss the cool summer evenings!

HF, LF, you'll be lucky to see any fence in Scotland!


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#5932547 - 09/16/15 10:44 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Sounds like a fun trip.

Safe travels to you and the Mrs.

Post some pics. up
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#5952529 - 09/29/15 12:03 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8201
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Two "hill" stags down, done over two days. Not huge beasts, but old, 14+ and around 12 years old. A "proper" stalk each time - lots of cardio exercise then crawling like a snake for a couple of football fields length through the heather. Looked through a scope for about an hour waiting for him to get up today. Tikka .243 with suppressor. I'll post pics when I get back. Time for a wee dram.
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#5952540 - 09/29/15 12:06 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24341
Loc: Wise County Texas
Congrats CR!! way to get it done up Sounds like you 2 lovebirds are having a great trip!
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#5952582 - 09/29/15 12:25 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 338
Loc: Bastrop, Texas
worthless sorry, had to do it roflmao Congratulations, I am working with a friend from Aberdeen right now and he shot a gun for the first time a few weeks ago, now he is hooked.
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#5952619 - 09/29/15 12:46 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Do us proud, Creek. You are an ambassador of good will from the THF up
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#5952689 - 09/29/15 01:25 PM Re: Take off Saturday... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
Awesome. Looking forward to the pictures.
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