Took my lab with me stalking tonight, she kept the spirits up during the rain, and pushed on being a good girl, heeling nicely. At 20:20 we spotted a buck outside a woodline, feeding in the long grass next to a millet field. From 200yds we crawled up to 100yds where I asked her to lay down and wait..from there I crawled another 20 yds to 80yds of the deer. I snuck over to a stone wall and at 20:40 dropped him on the spot from a rest on/off the top of the stone wall. Perfect heart shot too
He's a 5 pointer, I'd say 2 yrs old, would probably have made a decent 6 pointed in due course, but I the stalk was far to good and exciting to worry about letting him off the hook,,,and it was also a great chance for my dog to get better at stalking with me, and to practise some tracking skills, and even though no tracking was necessary, she 'found' him perfectly, and as you can see, was VERY proud.