So yesterday myself and a friend of mine went down to malcs Sussex permission to try for some fallow pickets and sorrels . I woke up at 4:30 and got my kit together . For the first time this season the long johns were on and I lit the handwarmer as my first session was in a high seat . We got to malcs and met him outside his lodge and he took me to the seat while him and my friend stalked . I saw 2 does and could here a buck having a bit of a grunt , but by 9am no shots had presented themselves . So I chiseled my toes/ice blocks off the highseat and met the guys back at the truck .
Malc and Roley had had a good morning , they'd got onto a couple of sorrels but the wind was making the stalking challenging and no shots were taken . And despite the fact I'd froze , my time in the seat had gone quickly and I'd enjoyed myself . We went back to malc and Sandra's lodge and they both cooked us a breakfast fit for a king ! We eat well and enjoyed the warm room and chatted for a couple of hours .
In the afternoon it was my turn to stalk so we dropped Roley of at the high sat and made our way to where malc had heard rutting bucks . As we arrived we saw 2 does in the woodland immediately , and this seemed to set the tone , there were does everywhere and indeed the next time we stopped to wait for a buck it was does that we're in the sights once more . If this had been me I doubt I'd of had the patience and would have stalked on , but malc held us there , thinking that these does may call a young pricket out to graze with them .
Sure enough malc was right and a small pricket appeared 160 yards away on the edge of the woodland . For a moment he looked as though he may disappear over the hill but he came back our way , bringing the does with him . On malcs say so I took the shot at about 120yards and he flipped about a bit and dropped on the spot . Malcs dog saw that he wasn't going anywhere as we approached ! We dragged it back to the hedge and malc talked me through the gralloch . After dragging it back to the field we had another quick stalk through some woodland , again seeing does but no bucks . We picked Roley up who had got onto a good mature buck , but left him as we were only here for prickets and sorrels . However he had been really chuffed with how his day had gone .
Id had a really great day and so had my friend , malc is a truly interesting bloke who is kind calm and considerate towards a novice like me , I really enjoyed seeing him work his dog who is brilliant by the way ! This was my first ever fallow deer and the 3rd species I've shot this year . We relly enjoyed ourselves so thank you . And anyone looking to do a bit of fallow stalking won't go far wrong with him . There are loads of deer about ! Thanks again malc , will be booking with you again .