Thought I would share with you what a cracking good evenings stalking I had with monynut
We got to the ground around 2.30pm the plan was to stalk through the wood to the farthest high seat and spend the evening sitting in the high seat, we had stalked through a third of the wood where upon we came across 6 roe in heavy cover which we soon lost sight of we stalked on very very slowly glassing all the way and got to within 25 yards of a doe which I took off the sticks and she dropped to the shot
After we gralloched her we decided as time was getting on there was not enough time left to get to the high seat that we would go and try for a munty in another part of the wood, as we left that part of the wood to get to another part of the wood we had to stalk past a nice 6 point buck that was clean as we stalked down the side of the wood we came across a munty buck and doe which were just in the wood even though I had got set up on the sticks she ambled into cover and that was that
Just at that point a young roe doe ran out of the wood in front of us but offered no chance of a shot we went on a few more yards and a young roe buck did the same thing we proceeded to the corner of the wood at which point monynut spotted a young doe and after a short crawl to get into position he took it
Just as we were going to gralloch the beast a old friend of mine turned up who eluded me all last year he is a cracking 6 pointer in velvet looking even better than he did last year after we had gralloched the doe we had noticed that on the far side of the field a group of 6 roe had emerged from the wood and was happily feeding on the field as by this time the light was just beginning to go we was undecided as to wither to stalk them but as my very good stalking friend in Scotland says a faint heart never f****d a pig so off we went in the time it took us to get to them they had ambled back into the wood just leaving one animal out which was a young buck as we had made the effort to stalk them we decided to stalk the beast any way just for a bit of fun and experience for me as we was stalking up to the beast 2 more bucks came out further round both 6 pointers and clean we managed to get within shot of all of them
We decided it was time to retrieve all the shot animals and head back to the jeep upon walking back we noticed that 2 muntys had come out on the small field at the bottom of the wood as by now the light was fading fast monynut said come on we might get a chance at these so we practically galloped down the side of the wood to beat the light we crawled into position for the last 20 yards and bagged the 2 between us
So all in all it was a very good evening stalking my best yet and by the looks of what we saw the buck season is looking promising.