It's been a while since I did a write up simply because it's been a flaming while since I shot anything, partly due to work getting in the way of stalking and partly because good old fashioned lady luck has up and boogered off again!!
Now the nights are pulling out though I have just enough time to get to this particular perm where we do the pest & deer control and have an hour or so before last light. It's a difficult farm to stalk partly due to the layout of the fields/spinneys and the volume of workers, etc, so we tend to stay put in a safe shooting spot and wait.
We have seen activity in the area I chose last night on the trailcam in the past and my shooting buddy has seen plenty of Muntjac around through the thermal after dark when he's been foxing. It also presents me with one of the few safe spots in this area of the farm.
I got settled in and you can see why they seem to like it as it's like a little haven in the corner of the field with spinneys to the left and a freshly dug pond to the right.
I waited until about 17.35 then heard something moving around to my right so had a spy through the bins but couldn't see anything. When I looked back along the tree line I thought it was that sort of time where trees and bushes start looking like deer. Well this time it was because a Munty was skulking around just inside the tree line 100 plus yards away.
A slight adjustment on the quad sticks got him in the sights and he came out just far enough to deliver the round perfectly just behind the left shoulder. As he was quartering just slightly it exited through the other shoulder, dropping on the spot.
A nice timely addition to the larder as the freezer is almost empty but I reckon I'll need to biltong the whole thing as the kids are scoffing it like nobody's business!