me and my lad went out this evening to stalk some land on the boundry
that we havent looked at since the bucks came in .
I decided to stalk a piece one side of a road a block of about 100 acres
and sent the boy the other side a piece roughly 80 acres .
I gave instuctions to not be too fussy unless he spotted a real monster .
he dropped me off and stalked down over the first field nothing showing
this being all maize stubble with some nice regrouth of lush grass on the
on entering the second field I spotted a brown figure ranged at 150 yds
it was a nice six pointer no not the one from up north
problem was no safe backstop just a hedge so a definite no no
as i watched him he sussed me stood in the gateway which i was not too
concerned with as there was no way of gettingat him for a safer angle
he then started to move right handed which if hed of gone parralel would
of presented a shot off the sticks at around 150 ish which i would have been
happy with but no such luck he decided to move off and through the far hedge
i stalked on round and as i approached the fourth field a lovely much larger six
pointer clean of velvet ran from behind some hazel up a slope and stopped slightly
quatering at about 70 yds looking back at me as i slipped the rifle from my shoulder
and upped the sticks he moved perfectly broadside i wasted no time in steading
and squeezeing of a round from the 7mm he fell to the shot instantly
I waited a couple of minutes then sent the gwp off she ran straight to the beast
as i approached i could see it was a cracking six point buck
the boy returned with the vechile as i was gralloching and said all hed seen on his side
was a doe .
we loaded up and set off for the ten minute drive home a lovely animal to start off
the season with .
will upload the picture as soon as i get it sussed .
regards pete .