I have been trying to get my first Buck, whether Roe or Fallow over the last couple of months. Four outings in a row I saw either does out of season, or serious medal heads beyond my pocket.
One evening last week was starting to look like more of the same, but right at last light a Fallow Buck followed two does and a faun into the field. I lost them in the long grass, but I was with a guide who got me back on track.
To be honest I was concerned that the light was getting low enough that finding the deer might be a problem, but I was confident in the shot so I took it. The guide watched where he initially ran, and we both agreed a line to walk, and I found it within a couple of minutes.
I reckon within ten more minutes I would not have been able to take the shot, I am really glad I spent the money on decent glass.
Once gralloched back at the barn he weighed in at 75lbs, which for me is the largest beast I have ever taken. OK, that is just a Pricket really, but a good enough start.
Pleased as punch with the rifle and scope, and hoping for more of the same soon!