Some of you may remember that I have a permission where the landowner allows me to take one roe buck per year. Two years ago I was fortunate to take a 130.4 cic gold medal buck on my first visit of the season. Last summer I visited several times but failed to grass a buck. So last Wednesday saw me heading to the land for the first time in almost a year.
Having greeted the farmer and made the customary gift of some prime venison cuts and sausage I made my way onto the property.
To cut a fairly long story short I took this magnificent buck at 120yards off the sticks just after the sun had set in a standing pea field.
The irony being that not only was it my first visit of the season again but he dropped within 150 yards of the big buck from two years ago.
I have prepped the skull today and the wet weight is 630 grams so I think he will make a comfortable silver medal. The trophy is very dark and heavy. The carcass weight was 40lb compared to the gold buck which weighed 48lbs. The skull is smaller so he should score well on volume.
The thing is this patch of land has no woods or hedgerows on the 300 acres and is all arable crops and dykes. It is also very flat. And they say lightning never strikes in the same place twice!! The fourth picture is of the gold buck from two years ago. Cheers FM.