After finnishing up the stag season i'm now out every night since I bumped into this fellow standing in a loch dipping his head in up to the eyes to cool off his face. This was a big rifle as it has taken his whole bottom jaw off.
I can't belive that someone took a shot at him and left him to starve to death. I can only think that poachers are responsable as It was in the middle of my ground and would have had to walk at least 5 miles over the hill to have come from the nearest estate. I am the only stalker on this estate and I would NEVER leave a stag to starve to death.
I have spoke to the local plod there is nothing he could do unless I can catch them in the act and get the cops there quick (not likley since the nearest plod is 40 miles away and is never there when he is on duty).
If I can do nothing else I will at least show that i'm about a 3 AM and hopefully make life difficult for them, but as long as the venison price stays high I can only assume that it will continue if not on my patch then someone elses.