1. Richard Bautsch on July 22, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Like your vid. You whisper a lot so volume needs to go up to hear what you’re saying. Then boom, here comes the music.

  2. divefishhunt on July 22, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Spewin! He certainly didn’t look too phased about the initial shot though?! Next time!

  3. Matt Merrick Videography 'Walking Them Up' on July 22, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Agree with a few other posts on the music and the shot distance on the stag was too far. Your personal hunt is about closing the distance and testing your skill to get within a sporting range which also limits shot place errors. That’s the adrenaline rush. A few points to note – early on you were reading the wind well, always the 100% must in hunting, you spotted the stags antlers and him before he saw you well done. You had the drop on the stag which means you have the upper hand, if it takes hours to do one step at a time (take boots off hunt in socks etc) and get as close as you can. Wind, a bit of wind helps disguise your noise as you close the gap. He’s looking away from you so use that in your stalk. Check a video I did of big Dargo velvet stag. I saw him from distance and made 2 stalks on him as I lost him in the bush. Closed distance from 400 to 200. Its those tense moments you will remember, deer fever, legs shaking, heart beating when successful as you tested yourself – not the gun. If you lose at that game you can walk away head held high, learn the lessons and come back and go again smarter – it takes time and the sambar will always make you look silly at times but when you make it work it’s a feeling you can’t replace. You found some good areas map them out and figure them out try not to move on too quick. It’s a jigsaw puzzle to put together. All the best keep up the learning mate. Let me know how you go

  4. Chris p on July 22, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Great video, hard luck missing the stag, I have just started hunting sambar so watching videos on YouTube is the best thing to learn from.

  5. Frank Ennis on July 22, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Anything over 200 250 meters is shooting not hunting

  6. Emrys Plane on July 22, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Good vid man 370m is a long shot man . Looked very windy up there 2 . Get in close . Slowly slowly catchy money. I look at hunting Sambar like fishing you need to put yourself in the right position and b very patient move extremely slowly and not make a sound . Just like them . Good luck man the big one is coming just keep at it

  7. GanGoz on July 22, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Content is great but the sound track needs to be leveled out…….the variation between whispered voices and music etc makes it a pain to watch, constantly adjusting volume so an old deaf deer hunter can hear what you are saying, then turning it down as the music makes me jump out of my chair.

  8. LSA711 on July 22, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Was a nice stag, but 370m shot in windy conditions, too risky to take that shot on real game in my eyes… gongs or targets, different story.. I’ve shot and lost a stag because of shooting ‘too far’ and will never do that again thats for sure! At least you can walk away learning something as you said. Cheers mate.