Was at a loose end yesterday so decided to have a look on some land I have in the midlands.
Gave a friend who has just started stalking a call and offered to take him down for an evening stalk and try for a fallow buck.
Spotted a large buck at last light on the edge of a wood aprox 700yds away, watched him make his way around the edge of the wood until he was out of sight, then drove up the set aside as far as we dared (loosing light to fast to stalk up) bailed out got him loaded up and ready (got my rifle out as back up, as this would be his first deer).
As I gave him instruction, the bloody thing came back round the wood stopped dead about 100yds away totally hacked off at us started stamping his feet, snorting and postureing (looked like his rut had started early)!!
Poor lad just stared at him open mouthed, I wispered to him to kneel down for a supported shot, (sticks on the floor behind motor) the buck turned sideways on and trotted out onto the field, He chest shot him just behind the shoulder (100gr lapua psp .243) he reacted as if he had been gut shot, and started to move off, told him to reload and take a second shot then realised the lad was messing about with the bolt trying to reload. looked like he had got a round jammed( bugger )
decided to intervene at this point and went for a neck shot saw the bullet strike but it didnt drop oh ****. quick reload and went for a chest shot, buck now 150yds away again a good strike but little reaction and didnt drop,f***ing hell
getting worried now as only had 2 bullets in my pocket when I got out of the motor.
thankfully new boy has cleared his rifle and shoots again and drops it hallaluya
walked over to have a look at him fine beast but a very poor head.
Poor lad didnt know wether to laugh, cry do a jig or take up tiddly winks in stead
gralloched him in the dark with a torch and found the liver wrecked and some leakage from rumen.
I decided to dress the carcass this morning because of the rumen leaking and curiosity regarding damage caused by 4 6mm 100gr bullets, never had this happen before.
post mortem results.
It looks like the first shot hit and broke a rib deflected off it at rightangles took out the liver, nicked the rumen went through the rear leg and lodged under the skin (bullet recovered and had expanded well enough)!
my neck shot had gone through the wind pipe but missed the spine, (my fault)
my second shot had gone between 2 ribs through the heart and exited between 2 ribs without touching bone or expanding (exit wound was the size of my little finger)
bullet used was a winchester x 100gr psp.
final shot hit the shoulder high and shattered the spine and left a large exit wound!
what a **** day.
Anybody else had similar experiences,
one thing for for sure he will never forget his first deer, and for that matter neither will I.