Out last night pest controlling a commercial venue that has a deer problem.
We have built 2 towers (literaly) so we can see over the vegatation and so the shot goes to ground....lovely vista and a weird sunset.
Last light is fast approaching and my shooting partner sees a set of legs by a conifer. They stop and he reckons it bent its head back and he thought he glimpsed antlers.
A T3 and Nightforce swing onto the spot but nothing seen. Anyway....we are on the alert and scanning 180 field of view......the minutes tick by and nothing seen.
The light is dropping faster the David Hasslehoffs career prospects and the huge open area we have set the tower up to cover is devoid of life bar a few rabbits.
Two pairs of eys sweeping the whole area.....bins looking for any sign....nicht
Then.......with all the field under observation.......there he is.....in the bloody middle of the huge patch of open ground 😮😮😮
How the hell do they manag to do that !!!!!!
Where do they just appear from.....
How do they cover so much ground without being noticed.
When he was obscured.......his legs were spotted and then he goes all Ninja and covers 100 yards faster than Hussain Bolt with the skills of the Invisible Man.
Amazing creatures.......huge respect for these gorgous little deer.
He was then dropped by my partner at the very very last light.......another few minutes and it would have been game over.......
Very satisfying too as he is moving to NZ in a few weeks so it was good he grassed a very nice Roe buck.......
Fantastic neck shot and it dropped on the spot.....All the meat intact and (unusually for us) a possible trophy to remeber the last UK Roe Doe.
Poor bugger can only shoot big deer, pigs, Tahr and Chamois from hereon in......You really have to feel for the poor old codger haven't you.........