I had a brilliant stalk this afternoon. Managed to get very close to a herd of fallow in dense woodland. I would take one step, they would take five but they would not bolt! I had several animals in the cross hairs, but there would either be another animal behind them or I was not sure of the back stop. Eventually they had enough of me and dissapeared.
On my way back and as it was getting dark I spotted a lone doe which I stalked and took. It was a big animal in good condition and packed with fat! All the glands were fine, but amongst the fat there were numerous black spots (see photo). They were about 3mm and spherical or oval. They were soft, almost like a gelatinous blood blister.
Does anyone know what they were?
I have also attached a photo of the teeth. I am not sure how to age deer from looking at the teeth, so some help would be appreciated.