Hello all just thought I'd post some details of a big roe buck I shot in July, I'm rather pleased to say the least.
The ground is a small farm and I had not seen this chap before, but there he was early in the summer, through the bins he looked good but only got a fleeting look at him . Of coarse this got me very interested and I spent more time than usual over the following weeks on the farm trying to spot him again to my great disapointment he did not reapear and I thought that was that.
Until I popped in before work in mid July there he was , got a propper look at him..blimey even better than I thought. By now it was 8am is and I watched him enter a small copse where I was sure he would couch down for the day as is the habbit of the deer on the farm.
It was a very long day of work watching the clock, I was out there ready on the top of some silage bales in the pooring rain at 7.30pm. Starts getting dark and the farmer turns up to check cattle..bugger. Then 2 minutes after he goes out pops the big boy. I manage to compose myself and take the shot, he was a clever old boy and knew something was up.
The head is now dry and weighs about 620 grammes (kitchen scales!). Sorry about pictures from my phone, and before anyone says about the bolt the rifle was completely unloaded and I was alone.
His teeth and coronets would indicate he was an old animal, his skull is quite small which makes the antlers look even bigger. I will be getting it measured soon, any contacts for a CIC person near the new forest/ Hants /Wilts would be apreciated. Will update as soon as I have a result.