Following a 0400 rise i set off to stalk a young buck.
we have not seen a lot of bucks about lately but last night i had seen three.
although all three where either too far away for a shot, 215 yards one was running like it was on a mission and the last seen me before i saw him so he was off. i went down a hill we call heart attack hill, known as that because if you have to carry a deer back up that's what your likely to get. i had already decided that i was going to stop half way down the hill and observe for one on the bucks i had seen the previous evening. i got to the spot where i wanted to be at approx 0450. the view is approx 300 meters of valley with some self planters on either side.the brackens about 4/6 inchs now so its starting to make a difference. couple more weeks and i reckon we wont be able to see the deer. any ways after about thirty/forty mins of nothing moving i spied this young fellow about 110 yards away. he was walking downwards towards the centre of the valley but towards me. after 4/5 mins he finally turned to eat some foliage and i could see his broadside. i was firing from a mound so without delay got the rifle and i took a heart/lung shot. following the shot i watched him run off up the opposite side until out of view 10 yards. i waiting for a few mins before entering the valley. i had marked his last know position and headed to it. before i got to it i could see his body. gave it a quick spy and seen he had fallen with his head facing back. nice buck. well happy
shot this morning at 05.34 aberdeen