Pictures to follow but....
I shot my first Roe Buck Wednesday night on my local perm!
I left the house at around half six (slightly early considering its only 2 miles up the road!) but when l got into the yard l got into a conversation with the farmer about the little pains in the a**** that whip up and down his tracks from town on their motorbikes....anyhow after nearly an hour talking i got on my way with the .308 on my back (Zero'd in the day before when l finished work early!)..
Walked around the meadows for nearly and hour and ended up walking up the side of a coppice ( a kind of nature belt/set-aside rough piece when l was a large Muntjack Buck running straight towards me from a field away on the other side of coppice . Standing still it ran within 20yards and carried on through the coppice (nice head on it too!)
Walked another 50yards to a cut through and saw a fox -well it saw me first (its a vixen with cubs in a old culvert - so left her alone - and then got to my high seat which is central in between two grass fields that have been left to grow, with a still wind l though i wouldn't see anything. But about twenty past 8, when l was getting ready to get down and pack in, he walked out the hedge about 150yards down and started walking straight towards me - at 80yards he stopped l think he could smell me but he was dropped on the spot.
As i say pic's on way but he's currently in my dads garage ready for skinning tomorrow! Heads not symmetrical in any way but he's a 4 pointer - and in very good condition, after getting rid of the green, i reckon he weighs around 40-45kg at least!
I'll be watching one of the dvd's l have that explain how to prepare a head (as i say he's not a medal) but its my first so why not!
Out tonight to see if l can drop the Munty too! BBQ tomorrow and l would like to get some mincing done for some burgers!