This is almost certainly the last of the Roe Does I will be taking this season as I have a lot of other commitments over the next couple of weeks I so will not have time for any more stalking.
I went out yesterday (Tuesday) morning and spotted this doe in the woods while I was on the way up the track to the farm. I parked in the usual place and set my rifle up and then crawled on my hands and knees (I can tell you that the grass was very damp and darned cold) across the paddock which overlooks the woods where I had spotted the doe.
I sat and watched her for about 10 minutes without her being aware that I was there so she was quite relaxed. Most of the time she was in among the trees and there was no clear line of fire but eventually she wandered out between the trees and offered me a clear line of sight and an unobstructed shot.
She was facing directly away from me at a range of about 90 yards so I decided that a high neck shot was the best option as I knew that she would drop on the spot, (As long as I did my bit) and carefully got the cross hairs on the back of the lower part of her head and carefully and gently squeezed off a shot.
The shot was perfectly placed and went clean through the Atlas Joint and (As planned) she dropped on the spot with the bullet exiting through the front of her face and burying itself safely in the soft woodland ground in front of her due to the downward angle I was shooting at.
The gralloch was done on the spot and she was skinned and butchered by me this morning. All the meat (Except for a couple of cuts that I saved for myself) was given out to friends and some of my Senior Citizen Neighbors for their Sunday Lunches.
The video shows the devastating effect a .270 soft point bullet can have on a deer. However with the high neck shot from behind there was no meat damage or wastage whatsoever.