Well, having returned from a weekend in Scotland unsuccessfully for the stags and bucks i had a very memorable experience and just goes to show you don’t have to pull the trigger to enjoy yourself, seeing something makes the trip worth while.
Having started the journey only to miss the turning for the M6 was an omen, never mind.
We arrived at our ground just as the light was beginning to break i picked my spot and proceeded to make may way up a ride, a part i must admit no one likes stalking I can’t imagine why as i always see deer signs. Anyway, a few steps in glassing as i go i just catch a glimpse of something in the corner of my eye, but it’s early and everything looks like a deer at 7.15 and having just driven 6hours ready to go.
Anyway I’m fixated at this point and then I see a doe calmly walk right in front of me about 20 yards or so, so I freeze and just stand there, then I hear a feep, feep, feep then a kid comes from the area where I saw the movement and both just stood there doing nothing.
I can honestly say what an experience it was and if I had my camera probably would have had just as much enjoyment taking a picture if not more that the actual shot.
I like to think I’m doing something right if I can see an get in close to the animals so time will tell when i get the chance for another beast.