Thought this might be of interest to people.
Went out Friday eve for a look about and not before long I saw a dark shape on the edge of the field under some trees.
I could just make out it was a reasonable buck but not one I had seen before so decided to take it.
At that point the heavens opened and the buck set down. I then lay in the pi##ing rain for 15min with less than 30m visibility.
Rain finally eased and a shot presented its self.
I took the dog over with me though I knew the buck was down but on approaching I could see a young badger so put the dog on her line.
Badger held its ground for a while then retreated into cover.
The buck turned out to be a cracker, far better than I would have liked to shoot this early in the season.
Can't seem to up load the photo so hope this link works!