After a wee bit breeze kept him on his oil rig a bit longer than expected, Wallace got home yesterday and managed to get to mine for a bit of Stalking this morning. He arrived with Magner, his trusty guide dog, about 6am and we set off to have our usual look around. Very little to be seen in the fields but eventually we spotted a Buck in some woodland. It turns out that this one was an old friend. He'ld been stalked on countless occasions and last year he was particularly good at tearing up half the countryside !
Anyway after a spectacular and difficult Stalk,in horrendous conditions, Wallace eventually managed to line up his Blaser .270 and send him to Bambi Heaven. This was his first shot (other than zeroing) through this rifle and hopefully augers well for the future. I can't remember what moderator he'ld on ( perhaps he'll remind me ?) but for .270 it was very, very quiet.
With a very strong, thick neck with a bit of scarring and blood ( The Roe I mean, not Wallace ) he looked like he was still rutting. A bit late for that you'ld think.
As an aside we also saw a Doe with very young twins this morning, almost like they had just lost their spots. So I suppose there will be a bit of late rutting required there.
PS -- here's my ad in case anyone hasn't seen it yet - -
Roe Stalking near Inverness
Roe Stalking for skilled or novice Hunters. Bring your own Rifle or you’re welcome to use my .243 or .223. Instruction available if required. From only £80 per outing (Approx four hours). No Trophy fees but a good bottle of Malt would be appreciated if you get yourself a decent one!
B&B also available ( £25 pppn) - - www.cromalbank.com - - with pickup from Airport or Railway Station if required. Why not fly in to Inverness Airport which is only 5 mins away, stay over for a couple of days and do as many or as few Stalks as you fancy.Looks like it could be a good year - - there are more Bucks about than ever before.Good easy walking areas - - mixed arable with plenty woodland. Good looking companions/ wives/girlfriends are always extra welcome and you may take your Venison home with you for a moderate £1 per pound. Here's a link if you want an idea of the ground - -
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It is mainly the woodland on the east side marching with the Fort George Ranges on the west.
Contact me, John Ross on 01667 462 166 or 07774 742 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and available dates etc.