No epic but it got the heart going.
Just in my first ever stalk, down in Devon at the family farm for the night so thought I would try for a buck where I often see some roe, along side a forestry commission plantation.
Kitted up and then drove up to the middle of the farm to a spot I could decamp from the pick up and peek over a brow to glass two large grass fields that are short and beside the plantation, about 400m in front I could see 2, possibly 3 roe moving so I started the stalk, following the other side of a bank/hedge, stopping frequently to glass in front, this field is wheat but has a set aside strip around it.
I could also glass over the bank into the field to check the roe where still there, in fact they were slowly working their way out into the middle of a field down into a shallow dip, ideal back stop if I could get close enough to ID a buck.
I carried on until I was level with them, wind in my face the whole way but the light was dropping fast, they were about 150m away from me in the middle of the field and there was little chance getting closer so I very slowly and carefull climbed the fence and got on the far side of the bank to try and leopard crawl in a little closer as I was unsure about 1 of the roe, 1 positive ID as a doe though.
10 mins and now 100 yards and another positive ID, 2 does and I think a fawn on the far hedge. So I simply laid there watching them trying to stop my heart beating.
Once too dark to see much I slowly retreated, and will be back at the crack of dawn tomorrow……fingers crossed!
Now to wait until it is proper dark so I can get the lamp out to look for Charlie!