Well, thanks to Wayne (mereside) I spent the night last night in a Hammock, and it was marvellous... warm, comfortable and dry!
Whilst I didn't shoot anything I did see 6 muntjac and a fawn. I also realised how tricky these little blighters are to stalk. I've shot a few from the highseat but stalking them is something else...
Of the 6:
- it was too dark to take out 2 (or rather I couldn't tell if doe or buck and that was too dark for me);
- one was a doe (and I prefer to leave them);
- one was a doe + fawn;
- 1 was just too damn quick;
- and the one I did get the cross hairs on, at about 120m off the sticks, I got a wild case of the fever and had to lower the rifle and he was gone 5 seconds later.
All in all the perfect recce for my trip out next week.
A little bonus was (what I'm assuming to be) signs of fallow, but I didn't see any in the flesh.
I also picked up the trail cam whilst there - but that's a different thread.
Cheers for the idea Wayne, I'm a convert!