It's been awhile since i was active on this forum as i've had a few tough months and completely lost interest in almost everything, stalking included.
A friend picked up on this and invited me down to the estate he has the stalking on in Dorset. The weather on Saturday wasn't very good and it was late Saturday before we managed to get out to check zero. We had a look around but the wind was very cold and the rain started falling again. We decided to leave it for the day and try first thing in the morning.
We were up early and went to check another patch of his further east. We spotted several does and after about an hour saw a nice 6 pointer a few fields away. We stalked in on him but just as we were getting close he disapppeared into the copse. We stalked round the copse but he winded us and took off.
Back on the main estate that afternoon conditions improved and we stalked in on 4 bucks within minutes of setting off. Decided to leave these bucks and went for a walk to see what we could find. Nothing was happening so we went back to the original field, only to find another 2 bucks had joined the other 4. non were very good but then this nice little 6 pointer stepped out and i took from about 50 yards with my 7x57 and he dropped to the shot.
Needless to say, i was chuffed to bits and have been in a much better mood every since. It's amazing what a few days in the fresh air can do. Getting a buck was a nice end to a much needed break.