Out yesterday morning, well before first light, to a local wood where we control the Muntjac. Stalked the rides and glades for an hour but nothing seen so decided to do some calling. Crept about 30 yards into the wood near some bramble and got set up with a large tree at my back and twin sticks to rest the rifle on. Scope set at lowest mag 6X and closest focus. First four squeaks with the Buttalo and not 30 yds away I saw a Muntjac buck get from his couch beneath low bramble to see what was going on. An easy head shot produced a 14.9kg carcass.
I moved on for about a quarter of a mile and did the same again but this time a small doe appeared from beneath bramble so close that I had difficulty locating her in the scope. Another head shot. At the shot I saw two others departing that I had not been aware of so they are now educated.
As the wood has a high level of public access, it was time to go and I had run out of time.
Even after so many years of stalking Muntjac, it never ceases to amaze me how sometimes they can be called and other times no response. The reason why remains a mystery to me.