This weekend I have finally got on to my new land permission and shot my first Muntjac Doe and the police finally gave me my open licence. Three firsts!
I've put the picture in the Trophy Room.
I used a 100gr Sako soft nosed bullet in 243, the deer dropped on the spot and the exit wound was only slightly bigger than the entry wound. An excellent round the Sako.
Only one problem, after putting up loads of warning signs and repairing the fences, a lycra clad mounting biking w-nk-r. pedaled straight across the field infront of my highseat scaring off the deer! I hailed him and regailed him in ancient Anglo Saxon 'You f$%"£*^ C"$£ can't you read the signs'! The alien form just ingnored my protestations.
But even with this incident it couldn't spoil what was for me my first time out on my own. I have been lucky to do quite a bit of stalking in the last ten years, but getting out by yourself takes some beating!
A question for the Muntjac experts, this doe had no ticks, lice or keds on her and when I carried out the gralloch, I found masses of soft putty like fat inside the cavity. The kidneys were plastered in the stuff and it took me sometime to remove it all. I've never seen this amount of fat in Roe deer. Is this normal for munties?