Anybody else out for the Roe bucks today? Or leaving them a while until cleaned their velvet?
I finally managed a trip out with the lad this morning. The first in 9-months owing to the chronic fatigue and at the permission an hour and a half away. It was my third time there in three years and I'm glad to say, another successful stalk. I'm fortunate to be the only shooter permitted onto the ground and the next door farm also doesn't allow anyone. The Roe populous are consequently mature, historically unmanaged and generally left entirely alone. Leaving the Doe's and only taking a Buck or two per year, I'm even more fortunate that there is generally a good likelihood of success - total five bucks in four visits, including three on the first solo stalk following DSC1, to thin them out a little - Murphy's law that the one blank was when visiting with the mentor However, I remain ever grateful for my mentor's kind and generous advice and guidance, especially on the ground. His words counselling patience were ringing soundly in the ears this morning, resulting in the success. He was also absolutely right, that it's turning into a real nice little patch to manage. It's just a crying shame the whole land will have housing and industrial estates on within the next few years
Write-up later, now time for a rest before skinning and butchering