I had to push my luck a bit to make this date but a invite from wayne and andy to stalk is not
to be turned down .
the long suffering shooting widow my wife asked me if i was shooting easter weekend anywhere
i replied only the good friday as it was the county selection for all round on the clays .
she explained we had been invited to her mothers for a easter sunday lunch
I thought fine should be a nice afternoon so i said accept with thanks .
tuesday morning and a phone call from wayne davies would i like to attend a cull evening on the
munties with a few guys off the site this coming easter weekend .
as i have said you dont turn an offer like that down .
so explained to the wife me and jake ( no 1 son ) would travel up sat afternoon shoot sat evening
sunday morning and be back for sunday lunch
we arrived at waynes about three then off to check into b and b and back to waynes for some bacon
sarnies thanks mate gratefully recieved .
just enough time then to have a fondle of the k95 blaser that is waynes new toy
A cracking piece of kit and im sure a pleasure to own .
the boys off the site started to turn up which were john / woodmaster and jez /straightbewtweentheeyes
ezzy 6.5 we met at the ground a pleasure to meet you all .
the evening stalk we were placed in highseats with instructions on what to shoot and safety lines etc
jake and I blanked but the evening produced three animals two for one gun well done ezzy
I will let the guys do their own write ups
we met up to hear each others exploits and to have some photos taken and a cool beer which went
down a treat .
wayne dropped us off at the b and b on the way back for a 5 45 pick up in the morning .
sunday morning arrived wayne picked us up and we met up with andy in the dark
the plan was to start off in some high seats on new ground that waynes has acquired then to stalk off
on foot to see if we could bag a muntie .
I was to stalk with wayne the blaser club and jake with andy the sako tikka brigade
wayne and i arrived at our high seat and settled to scan a big clearing up a steep bank to try and catch
a muntie on the move we stayed here for around 45 minutes with no joy then proceeded to stalk off on
foot on many of the rides that made up a maize of cover that munties love .
there was plenty of mark as we made our way scanning as we went suddenly wayne pointed and his pace
started to quicken as we made our way up a steepish bank he had spoted a buck on the far bank .
we managed to get to a shootable poisition and wayne pointed to where the buck was standing broadside
at about 100 to 120 ish i managed to find its position in the binos as wayne raised the sticks .
I knew i could not piss about as these buggers dont hang about too long so i steadied the sticks and sent
a 165 grain fusion on its way the buck dropped to the shot it rolled down the bank still alive i chambered
another round and covered it for a minute to make sure it was dead by which time it now was .
on inspection it was a nice young buck in wonderfull condition .
I had shot a bit far back wayne performed the gralloch and we stalked back along to where jake and andys
poision was we gave them a text to meet up and when we did revealed that they had seen four muntjac
jake had managed a doe which was his first muntjac so he was over the moon
after some photos with us all and max waynes pointer it was off to the cafe for a cracking fry up
andy you missed out there mate
we travelled back to somerset to make lunch by 1.30 so got away with a rollicking
many thanks for a fantastic couple of stalks the oppertunity to stalk with like minded people
and brilliant hospitallity and providing jake with his first muntie .
topped off a great weekend for me after winning somerset all round championship with a 96 ex hundred
on good friday. many thanks regards pete / jake