Would just like to say thanks to JRoe, I was Stalking on his ground today. The weather was difficult, not an ounce of wind, the snow had thought about melting then froze again, then the rain started, needless to say, every step was like walking on a packet of Walkers crisps, nothing but crunching. The deer were onto me, long before I was onto them.
Thankfully though, more luck than skill I came upon a Trio of Roe, my dog, bless him, pointed them out, they were oblivious to me or him. So I got into position, followed a yearling, who then dissapeared behing a gorse bush, thankfully it apperared out the other side, so I gave it the good news, down it went.....Very happy, reloaded and waited, no sign of movement so let the dog off to find it, which he did.
The only down side was that the Doe I shot, was actually the mature one, as the yearling went behind the bush, it must have stopped, as it stopped, the mature doe exited the other side of the bush.....
She was a good size, plenty of fat. I'm sure the young will do well, going on her condition.
Thanks JRoe, a good hard days stalking.
Catch up soon.