it seems there are a good few fans of muntjac in here so i would like to share with you one of my fondness memories in the years i have been stalking!
it was a cold, but bright morning and my father and i were taking one last walk around our shooting ground after coming down from the highseats. we entered into a small cops area where we had seen muntjac a few times before.
we were stopped in our tracks by a 'peeep' noise, it sounded just like the squeek from a rubber dogs toy.....and again 'peeep'.
as we stood and watched a tiny muntjac fawn walked out, obviously lost and very unsteady on its feet, it stopped within about 5 yards of us, we were in good camo at the time and blended well.
to our surprise, a few seconds later a very large muntjac buck, almost certain of medal standard and one of the best we had seen came trotting in from cover and he also stood no more than 5 yards from us, he stood looking in our direction and whether he could fully make us out or not because of our blending in the background we do not know!!
anyway after about a minute or so of checking us out, he gave out a little grunt and then lowering his head, started gently nudging the little fawn away from our direction, every now and then just taking a glimpse back at us, or in our direction anyway just to make sure all was safe before they both dissappeared into the brambles!
we did at the time have our rifles over our shoulders but on this occassion we would have done anything to have had a camera in there place.
it certainly was a great sight and although a non productive outing, definately one to remember!!!