Out on Saturday morning, a lovely sunny spring like day, after a bunny or two with the .22 subs, 50 yards from back door came upon 2 munties 1M 1F, male stopped to look 25 yards away, female cleared off across the meadow. I stalked quickly round the next field as a practise and set the sticks up about 10 seconds before she came into the gap in the hedge at the end of the field. Would have been 2 easy shots with the right rifle.
On Sunday morning, dull, overcast and a bit damp, I crept out of the back door with the .243, stalked carefully up to the end of the meadow - and nothing. 2 miles later (all on foot as not keen on motorised 'stalking'), lots of lovely woodpeckers and tree creepers seen, a few roe and muntie tracks where I expected them but not a deer to be seen.
There is always next weekend.