After a mixed bag of weather over this weekend I thought members would like to hear about a set of circumstances that occurred with clients whilst Roe Buck stalking on my areas in West Sussex.
The first client had booked for one stalk, and although a shooting man he had never grassed a deer before. weather on the mornings stalk was set fair this past Friday and within 5 minutes of leaving the vehicle we were in on two Roe does busily grazing in a glade between two woods.
Leaving them to get on with their feeding we moved to another area where I had taken a poor 4 pointer the week before. It was not long before I spotted a cull buck moving between the trees and in the same place I had grassed one with the previous client. The buck had no idea we were there and turned into the opening between the trees and proceeded to walk straight towards us. The buck was in no hurry and was walking steadily towards us. The client was ready on the sticks, the buck decided to stop and the shot was taken which dropped the deer on the spot.
One very happy client.
In the evening I had another client who had never grassed a deer before. The weather was not good and as we left the bothy it started to rain and the distant role of thunder meant we were in for a drenching.
To cut a long story short we waited in the pickup for the torrential rain storm to pass and then proceeded to stalk the area. I had seen a cull buck a week before and wanted him out of the way.
It was with some luck that we found the buck in attendance with two does, a few minutes passed and again the buck along with the does walked straight towards us and to the point where we were almost shaking hands.
Shot was taken and another first deer grassed. Another very happy client.
The following morning I was up again at 4am awaiting a long standing client (Marcel) who is a member of this site. Quick cuppa and out the door.
I decided to stalk the fields surrounding the big wood and we eventually ended up in exactly the same area I had been the previous morning.
I was somewhat surprised to see another 4 point cull buck suddenly appear in exactly the same place as the one shot on the morning before and the week before that!!
Again we were shaking hands with the buck which had no idea we were there, and a free hand shot took the buck out.
Altogether I had 4 clients this weekend and 3 bucks, but to take 3 bucks all the same in the same place within literally 10 to 20ft of each other was a first for me.