I went out stalking this morning with my dad and he said i could shoot. I have been stalking for a while but have never shot a deer. So today we went out on a syndicate that my dad is on in Galloway. We walked around an area where my dad had seen a few Roe before but we did'nt see anything only some activity of deer being there another time. Decided to walk on abit and then a buck barked to our left somewhere in dense cover, i said to my dad there could be a doe with him so we hid behind a stone wall and we were in the open able to get a good view of the woods around us incase one came out. After waiting for 15 minutes nothing was going on and my dad said if we should move on but i felt there is a doe around here somewhere. Just as i said that a doe appeared out of a bush the opposite side of us. She was about 100 yards away walking through some trees, i wanted to wait till the chest was exposed for a clear shot. It started to walk towards us and got out from the trees into the clearing, she stood 70-80 yards away and this was when i decided to take the shot. I aimed at its chest, squeezed the trigger and fired. She jumped and then stumbled abit and then fell over. I couldnt believe i had shot my first deer. After 5 minutes of waiting i walked up and gralloched her. It was a long walk dragging it and when i got home i finished the deer off. When i took the pluck out i noticed i had shot it though its heart
Not a bad day for 17 year old
I have to thank my dad for taking me out and making it a great morning.