Second outing since 1st April, first one was a blank on Saturday morning.
Got home from work a bit early this afternoon, sun was out and I thought I would nip up to the permission with the dog and watch the sun go down. Slipped the rifle in the car as well just in case.
Spend an hour and a half watching a Roe Doe, doe calf and a little 4 pointed buck in Velvet. He wasn't really shootable but I got into 100 yds for a proper look at him. In lovely condition, a four pointer with potential couple of years to make a nice beast.
Sneaked back out without disturbing them and carried on through a couple of other fields and through a small wood. As I popped out the other side there were three more Roe 80 yards away.
A doe, buck yearling and a clean mature buck. I was planning on taking out the yearling but after a good look at the mature beast I decided to take him. He was old, a bit skinny and looked distinctly like he was going back.
After the shot the theory was confirmed. He had very little left in the way of teeth. Used to be a good six pointer but the top tines were barely visible this year and most of the pearling was gone. On gralloching there was zero fat on him.
A good one to harvest and hopefully his son will grow up to be a fine looking beast.
Top evening out and the cherry popped for another season.