Just back from another afternoon/evening. Best weather for weeks ie not raining and I decided to try a 20 acre wood that we hadn't been in this season apart from putting up high seat that had been repaired after some scrote had pushed it over and jumped on it. Now I have been out quite alot lately and all I have succeeeded in shooting were 3 munties- every roe and fallow I had seen had been on top off hills and rises probably to keep there feet dry ! And today was no different. Stalked ever so slowly and saw 5 fallow on a mission going through the wood, set up the sticks ready to ambush as they crossed the ride infront of me. Instead of crossing at right angles they came out at an angle and only presented their bums. They then stopped in the wood on my left one presenting a perfect broadside shot. Only trouble the backstop had a footpath about 30 meters behind it and you never know! Stalked down the ride which turn 90 left and goes up to the highseat. On the other side of it at about 150m stood 2 fallow does broadside on grazing quietly . Only trouble no backstop so left watching them through the binos untill they wondered into the trees. So a quiet walk to the seat and sat untill dusk . All I saw were 2 munties and I really didnt want any more of the little buggers so passed on them. So another blank but at least my mate connected with a nice yearling. However wheres the justice as he has only been out once in the last 6 weeks and he got there late and went to the nearest seat!
We keep a note of how long are stalking trip are and so far each beast is taking 10 hours! This does include travelling time and larder work I wonder how it compares with other stalkers?