A very good friend off this forum who does not want to be named invited me
out this evening for a stalk .
The reason was to christen the new BLASER that i purchased a couple of months
back with us both busy with work and he with a young family tonight was to be
the night .
I hadnt shot a deer till about a week back a young six point cull buck that I will
remember as the blasers first and two very good six pointers one may scrape a
bronze in the last couple of days so the rifle had been busy
we started off the stalk on a field of failed barley that was full of weeds and just
about everything else that deer love a your six pointer was spotted as we parked
up and six does ran for cover as we exited the vechile .
the big buck my friend had selected was not to be seen but was thought to be in
the next valley as we left the first field the buck was spotted in a field of sheep
chasing a doe my friend used the buttulo but he was staying put we waited for about
fifteen minutes for the buck to move as no back stop
he was staying put so we decided to stalk right around him to get right with the wind
and to present a safe shot when we reached where he should have been he had
moved chasing on a far bank we slowly stalked forward only for him to disappear
into a hollow we set the sticks and played the waiting game sure enough about
five minutes later he and the doe were running straight at us i thought they were
going to suss us but we froze our backs to the hedge and ellie my GWP sat tight
to heal we waited which seemed like ages as the buck was facing straight at us
i was waiting for him to go broadside but no he just stayed fixed i whispered to
my mate that if he moves i recon he will leg it he said not to worry as he would
whistle or bark as sure enough he started to make for the wood where the doe was
true to his word my mate whistled him he stopped broadside at about 80 yds and
i placed one just behind the shoulder with he 30 06 he kicked out ran 20 yards and
collapsed on the edge of the wood dead we waited five minutes and then moved
forward to find a magnificent high silver / gold medal .
I can only say thank you for being true to your word mate and letting me shoot such
a wonderfull beast that will be my first gold if it makes it and will be full mounted
and take pride of place on the wall .
pictures will follow tomorrow of deer / dog / and blaser that im over the moon with
money well spent regards pete .