I have just got back in, what a disaster.
I sold my 30-06 last week so i was after a really nice stag i had seen but only had my .243
I opened the cabinet to find my trusty .243, which i hadn't used for over a year ready to go with the mod still on from the last time, awesome.
I drive out to the place i had seen the stag, and there it was, with a bunch of hinds, i quickly loaded my Amax and settled in for a shot, but it was 300 yards away and i could only see it's head, i had no rest but i accounted for the strong crosswind and used my neoprene sling.
The back stop was a tree, but that would be ok i thought, boom, i missed the head but managed to hit it 3 feet back and it ran off, then i thought, i wonder where the bullet went, god i hope it didn't hit a hind they went out of season on the 31st March.
I reached in my pocket to find my BASC insurance had run out several years ago,whoops!
I eventually found my deer and upon gralloching it found what i thought to be TB, can this day get any worse?
So i decided that rather than ring for advice i would eat the deer myself, after all i can't put it in the food chain can i.
Have a great day, better than mine anyway.