I have just taken my first Roe buck last night. .
I went to the farm where I have been observing Roe over the last few weeks; I was on the ground for about 1900hrs and went for a walk around the boundaries to see if anything was about. unfortunately there was no sign of any deer movement, so I headed down to the potato field area that has a woodland joining on to it, I slowly stalked down the edge of the wood to about 50yds off the boundary then sat and waited to see if anything might come my way this was about 2000hrs. With everything still I decided to move to the high seat I wasn't more than 100yds away when I looked back to see 2 deer bounding off
After some choice words to myself I continued off to the high seat for the last half hour.
Again sat there just enjoying to the quiet and the sunset, when I decided that was it time for home one last scan and there he was a young Roe buck just following the fence line in the barley field, I moved into a firing position checked my safe area no one was about now I was covering him just waiting for him to pause, then he stopped for a nosey and I released the shot and down he went, I reloaded and covered the area for 5 mins before climbing down and moving off to check him. When I got there he was laid on his side just where I dropped him no sign of movement after the shot. I measured the distance with the rangefinder and it was 76 yds.
I tried to take a photo with my phone but light was bad so I gralloched him and made my way home where I had the wife take a photo and my youngest was still awake and had to be in the picture.
My lads woke up this morning wanting to know how I got on and when they heard that was it they wanted some for dinner!! So I butchered it this morning and we had some this evening and it was good...
Thanks for looking