My next door neighbour works in the bush, keeping tracks open trapping rodents/possums etc and he is a keen hunter(stalker to you uk lot).
I been out with him a few times in the local bush and he has a very different mind set to me
His idea is to tramp on as quick as possible to get to the area he wants to be in and few times I been out with him we have bumped deer on the way to his area.Not like me, have a wander, stop and have a roll up, look about, watch and wait.
Well on sat he had to go and check his trap line in a pine forest so i went along for a mooch too.(ok, he did say the forest was quite flat and easier than everywhere ese he`d taken me )
It was an eye opener to see the possum traps,how he set put his line, where he put the traps and how many possums he caught, (20 out of 65 traps, very good for a very very wet night) and how he dispatched them, Strange, I always thought a 20 oz claw hammer was for putting in and taking out nails
Anyway,after we done 1 trap line, I went for a wander with my rifle, sat on a tree stump,watching and just enjoying myself;
all of a sudden to red hinds popped out of the wood where other John was checking his traps, they were looking back into the wood all the time, they stood with a bush between them and other John, I watched them, studied them, looked at the terrain, and after considering dragging 1 possibly(ok hopefully) 2 biggish Red hinds through scrub and down and back up a deep gully, I thought I`d leave them for now and carried on with my roll up.
See, we don`t have to shoot everything we see do we? especially if we gotta carry i't.
I must admit, after I`d been shooting boar in the UK for a while and dragging big pigs up hills and down dales and through hedges etc, I used to wait `til they wandered out to where I could get the Range Rover to them