just thought i would share my experience with you.
was in the high seat yesterday morning for 0545.
i waited till 0730 to see my first beast a small roebuck at about 50 yards.
i was not looking to shoot any roe this visit and as usual what do i see a roebuck.
needless to say with xhairs on him i pondered the shot but decided a deals a deal.
i waited till 0800 and nothing my toes where freezing as i have Wellingtons on, thats another story, thanks uttings.
at this point i pondered the move out and trek up the hill for the deer. i did hear two roaring beasts at approx 0700 so i felt i could get lucky up the hill. the only thing stopping me was the boots, i just did not want to walk up the hill in Wellingtons....
anyway i said to my self give it till 0830 frank and away you will have to go....
at 0815 my toes where just too cold and i looked up to the sky and said please one more look and please let there be a deer there please....
well as they say let god be my witness there he was a young stag, 198 yards away.
one antler longer than the other. a gift. i said my thank you and got ready for a shot.
for ten minutes i watched him, he was coming up the hill towards me very slowly.
i was unable to see his body and there was no shot. then he stood on a small hill and provided me with my shot approx 140 yards. he jumped up back feet out and ran cross the ride and down the hill approx 40 yards in total. as i lost sight i see him swagger. upon locating him picture one i was as happy as a man can be. a gralloch later and rope attached i started the drag out. as i started the drag i cursed myself for not letting him get closed before i shot him ha ha. half way up the hill i had to leave him. i needed to get lighter, loose my sticks bag coat etc. i went back to the van and collected a mesh net i have for covering the roe, i tied up the red pictures 3/4 to allow easier dragging. some 90 minutes later hes in the van.
note 1, allow the beast to get closer
2, bring a friend to shoot reds
3, if no friends bring a quad
no space for pictures 2/3/4 need to delete some get back to you