I was out stalking tonight and a big dog fox ran in front of me. As I had the M4 as a backstop I thought I should let him go (I was looking the other way for a buck and glanced over).
I moved back around with the motorway behind me to move back towards the deer and as I moved through the hedge the bloody dog fox was up again, looking back at me the whole time.
I got sticks up in a bit of a blur of excitement and took a bead, as he stopped to look at me I squeezed and he dropped. By this time he was nigh on 200 yards and I couldn't believe it. I broke from routine and didn't reload.
From behind him a buck and doe jumped up and made a full circle until the buck took a broad side 40 yards in front of me, check safety of, squeeze........ balls........
He got away tonight, but I know where he is for next time (I hope).
Got so wound up that I had pulled off a shot at 200 off stick (head shot!!!) I forgot to reload. Schoolboy error.