I went back to the newly positioned high seat last night to try for the young lad i filmed last week.
In just a short space of time the buds are well out on the birches,
Eventualy i spotted him, along with his girlfriend down in the bottom left corner, she stood broadside for me dozens of times in open, giving me ample chances, (if she was a buck)
the young lad on the otherhand was being very elusive, just catching glimpses of him.
Eventualy he stepped out on to the track, giving me a good shot, it sounded good as the bullet struck home
kicking his legs out, and off into the thick cover.
Time to climb down and go find him. I found pink frothy blood where he was stood, i didnt think he would be far away
But as i cast ever widening semi-cricles, and with no more track to follow, criss crossing the area there was no sign of him.
The light was fading by now so i went back to the motor to fetch the lab, she was sent out, casting about,
eventualy she stopped moving through the cover and stayed put for a while,
this looked good, sure enough she had found him. He had done a forest gump for about 50yds before giving up on life,
A good find from my dog, which might have been a lost deer.