Thanks to his hard work my shooting partner Richard & I have picked up a new permission, a 250 acre mainly arable farm with a few sheep. Lots of fox & pigeons to sort out unfortunately no deer as the owners like to see them around the place.
Went out last Wednesday & I got these three at ranges varying from 30 to 170 yards all this years cubs. They are still not coming into the call but at least they are now stopping & looking in our direction instead of scooting off.
2 vixens & 1 dog, the best shot was not the 170 yard one as you might have expected but the 30 yard one which was a off hand snap shot as I walked round a field margin corner. She stuck her head up above a grass tussock & my shot took the top of the skull clean off.
I'm not good off hand or on sticks, I've found as I get older I get the shakes far too easily these days so I was really pleased with it.
We usually mount the rifles on bipods on the roof of the Range Rover or just recently we have both acquired the long Harris bipods & sit at the top of the fields on the rubber mat from the back of Richards Defender, it helps that all the land falls away into a couple of small valleys.
Out again tonight.