On an outing with a client for roe last night we ended our outing heading off to an area where boar have been seen quite a bit at dusk recently , we were caught in a really heavy shower just as a few deer started to show but sheltered for a while before carrying on to where we had seen a doe and 2 kids to see if a buck was anywhere near. We couldnt even see the doe or youngsters anymore so made our way back towards the vehicle , at a low point in the drystane wall i spotted a boar on the edge of a field , on its own , around 50kg i thought a young male , as it moved further up the field it looked to be limping but still rooting about as normal. A quick word with Dan to ask if he was confident at the distance as it was getting dark and we were low on time to stalk in or wait until he got nearer , Dan said " you might be better to take the shot yourself" .
I got a nice steady rest on the wall and just had a few seconds to wait until it turned broadside , the boar dropped to the shot so we made our way down fairly quickly as it was almost dark and i was confident the headshot was good ,, a bit suprised to get down there and find a young sow that had never had young but did have a very nasty front leg injury that i would guess was a shot wound
All credit to Dan for passing up his chance to shoot a boar , very honest of him to say he wasnt sure , but it turned out well getting this one before infection set in properly , it definately is not the one Morgy shot at last week as it was close enough to identify as a big male
Last nights shot was all video,d by Dan , we will have a look and possibly post on this thread
Thanks again Dan
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