Got a call this morning from one of my stalking landlords asking if l could come over and dispatch a roe involved in an RTA,
l was told that it was a doe and the location of the animal, so obviously at this time of year there was probably a fawn or fawns to consider so should l take the dogs that are still in training.
Well l decided against taking the dogs and of we went, a quick call in the farm to check the location and within 5 mins the unfortunate animal was out of its misery.
The animal turned out to be a buck which was a relief, it had been hit at the back end resulting in a smashed rear leg and it also suffered internal damage.
The nearest road was half a mile away it had travelled across a meadow through or over a ditch, through a hedge and down a wheat field finally collapsing in a small spinney
It looked like this beast had sustained its injuries during the night and had been in the spinney a few hours, it never ceases to amaze me how much punishment these animals can take.