Hi all, I'm about to start tackling Munties on a new permission and have never stalked them before, but I'm quite experienced on Fallow and Roe.
The ground in question consists of small fields with hedges, good patches of bracken and gorse and borders a large block of forestry. (backstops will not be a problem)
I will be using my 308 and my home loads of 150grn sierra game kings with which I can shoot 1 inch groups at 100yds no problem and will limit myself to that sort of range.
I know these little critters can be quite tough (been gleaning as much knowledge as poss watching many videos on youtube etc).
My questions are as follows;
As I don't have permission on the forestry block I wont be taking any shots too close to it and some of the gorse patches are as thick as any I've ever seen, I'm worried about the possibility of runners as I don't have access to a deer dog for following-up. So where should I be placing my shots?
Would you say a traditional heart/lung shot would suffice, or would you advise the shoulders or a neck shot? Which again I'm experienced with when required on Fallow and Roe.
I'm not looking for replies from keyboard warriors (who will say I shouldn't be shooting without a tracking dog) but from experienced Muntie stalkers who can offer sound advice for this scenario.
Many thanks in advance for any helpful advice.