I have just come back from a night away at the caravan above Driffield with the family.
On the last occasion there, my daughter went for a pony treck at a pony center near Bridlington and whilst she enjoyed herself there me the wife and the dog went for a look see down through a woodland which lead to a cracking view of cereal crop and potatoe fields surrounded by woodland. I made a comment to the wife that this place is a dead cert to wait to see deer of an evening,and we will make time to check it out the next time we are up.
Now, back to the present time, we dropped the daughter of for her pony treck again and headed out to the same spot but coming into it from further round the top. As we came out from the wood into the edge of the field i instantly noticed what to me was a couple of hares so i didn`t give them a second look. These "hares", 3 of em were about 200 yards down the potatoe field just on the edge of a little spinney, but like i said they were nothing special as they were only hares. Well, my wife said, when one of them moved "it didn`t seem to move like a hare" and "they look big for hares" well i took another look at them, baring in mind that i didn`t have the bins on me, and on closer examination i could just about make out a creamy coloured rump, but with them being so small i still thought they were hares. Well, 10 seconds later all three deer walked into the woods , so what went wrong, i have a good sense of range, i have shot enough deer to know what they look like at ranges, and the potatoe plants were only 18" high.
This gave me a bit of a surprise because my wife seemed to be on the ball before me
I think the moral of this story is, you are never too old to learn, especially from the wife who has probably only seem about 6 roe deer in her life
A shocked wadas