I had spotted signs of Muntjac in this corner of the farm some time back, nothing on my trail cameras for quite a while until I bumped him in a small area which is left fallow.
Moving the trail cameras produced a couple of night time pictures and one day time snap shot.
As this land is a short drive from my house going there is not an issue, so I quite often use any spare time to build up where might be the best place for a stand.
Twice he was out at night when lamping, once when he came in from land I can’t shoot then drifted back in as there was no safe shot….
Six times at dusk with no shows…!!
Yesterday I was waiting for a line of pigeons to start on the emerging drilled peas; however they were feeding some distance away on what I guessed to be hawthorn..
While I was waiting the shape of a Muntjac was working its way down a well used trail, grabbing my boot sale bino’s and with Spaniel in tow legged I down the inside of a hedge out of sight.
Sitting the dog up on the second attempt I peaked around the corner!! Ten seconds later he was out of sight, checking my phone it was 12.45!
A busy morning was planed for today with a boot sale visit, wildfowling club clay shoot and back to roll this Buck over…
After an hour of waiting the early start was kicking in a bit, deer seem to be like a mate who promises to turn up, you look the other way and then he is walking down your drive…
This buck came out, along and back in…Bo-locks…I muttered to my self 20 mins and off…!
Well the Deer Gods sent him back out for round two, a sharp YDS bark brought him to a stop, so did the 95 grain round.
Shot time 1.35 158 paces back to the small Oak in the picture, 27 lbs after cleaning him out.