Went out lamping on my patch friday night and saw about 8-10 reds, so thought i would go and sit in a high seat saturday morning close to were i had seen them,well saturday morning it was pouring down with rain and being a fair weather stalker decided to leave it until sunday, they would,nt be very far away.so set the alarm for 5-00am.
The alarm went off thought i,ll have 5 more minutes next time looked at the clock 7-30 oophs! oh well better show willing. now one of the woods on my patch is only about 200yds at it,s widest point with a track up the middle this is where i had seen the deer it is a difficult wood to ground stalk normaly the prevaling wind is the wrong direction and for safety issue,s you can,t stalk it but this morning things were just right, it was now about 9-00am not the best time for stalking i know but of i went, the first 50yds about 2000 pigeons lifted not good!! but i carried on after about 30mins noticed stagnent water on my right had been disturbed i was getting close, about another 50yds on saw movement i was no more than 30yds from them, sods law the only part of the wood thick blackthorn and willowthey were in it b****r , i had two choices stay still and hope they would move or move forward risk being sented i choose the latter you can guess the rest, yehp! they sented me and ran back behind me or so i thought,so i walked back slightly deflated hoping the may have settled behind me, but no they had gone, oh well, thought i would go and see if anything had been taking feed at another high seat location, with the rifle safely locked in the vehicle off i walked no more than 100yds to the high seat thinking to myself i wonder what the view looks like from up there started to climb,made myself comfortable just sat there contemplating is this a good position or should we move it, just happened to look to my right and there making their way to my position 12 reds the very same one,s i had stalked not 10 minutes earlier they walked no more than 60yds from my position, i,m sure if they had two fingers they would have stuck them up!!!!!! how very frustrating