I am lucky enough to have some good muntjac stalking and so go most weekends just for a morning stalk . Last Saturday my friend and myself set off into a wood we hadn't been to for several months [ and on that occasion it produced a lovely silver medal head ] no sooner as i had settled down as the morning broke the piece was interrupted with the sound of a rifle report and sure enough I got the call buck taken. I made my way down and after the inspection my friend started to perform the gralloch as he was doing that 2 roe appeared from a wood about 400 yds away. Now roe are off limits to us on this ground but that didn't stop me from trying my buttalo call, after several calls I didn't even get a flinch from them but to both our surprise we was charged by a very large muntjac doe , she broke cover and really embarked with a rapid volley of barks which ive never heard before then she darted for cover after several more squeaks out she came again and this went on every time I squeaked, unfortunately for her we are under a lot of landlord pressure to reduce numbers so she was added to the cull.
This weekend we set off again into a larger wood , I had a guest with me so I set him up in a place I know he would surely see deer , I moved off into an area I hadn't been before and had a good wander, trying to stalk in woodland isn't easy as most of you will know as every twig and bit of dead vegetation sounds twice as loud as it should. No sooner as I stepped into the wood off the ride I saw a buck crossing right to left up went the sticks as he was picking his way through the trees cross hairs on his neck and the shot was disappearing as thick undergrowth swallowed him up , gone , but wait I had my buttalo , so one slow squeak and out he came back into the clearing shot back on and another buck in the larder.
I have tried this call several times before on muntjac but have never really had much luck with it but how fortunes change.