Many thanks to all on here who pointed me in the direction of John Robson of Yorkshire Roe Stalking. I had my first stalk with him this morning and managed to shoot a real beauty who had managed to avoid 5 rounds over the last fortnight. John was beginning to think he was bulletproof and seriously considered leaving him be if he managed to avoid round 6. Fortunately for me it all came good this morning. We were on the ground a little before 6am and after a careful search he stopped us and suggested we set up on some headland overlooking a set aside field. We hadn't been there 3 minutes when he jumped over the fence to our right and made his way on across the field to the far hedge. He wouldn't stop to whistle or bark initially but stopped short of the hedge just long enough for me to squeeze the shot off. The speed of events didn't allow for the shakes till after the shot which is why he's now in the chiller! Johns dog Breeze didn't take long to mark the old fella who had made the hedge in a last attempt at freedom. To say I'm pleased just doesn't do it but all who have culled their first buck know how I feel at the moment! He would be about 5 or 6 years old and had 7 points (the 7th being a 3rd antler) A moment to be savoured for life accompanied by a strange sense of sadness to have ended the life of such a marvellous creature. I've taken up deer stalking late as something for me after years of foxing and predator control. I think you may just see me back again. Heartfelt thanks to John Robson and Breeze for a lifechanging morning and commiserations to the old buck who left his bulletproof vest at home. Amen!