Picked up billy-best-mate yesterday and off we set to erect a new high seat on my first bit of stalking, Im all excited because I have been blathering on about this patch for weeks, telling him how we will deffo see deer etc.
Settled down in the seat and sure enough within an hour and well before dark out pops 5 Fallow does, we select and drop one text book style, and I am elated, he is pleased having grafted on the high seat for me and all is good........
we then heard an allmighty bang, what the**** was that I say, he nods towards the lane and says I know what it was, as I look towards the lane I now see the hazard lights of a large van, it had been belting along the lane piloted by 3 scots lads working on the electricity lines and had hit one of the remaining 4 fallow as they departed my patch via a small wood 100yards away bordering the lane.
The van had killed a Fallow doe outright but made such a terrible mess of it, this has affected me in some way and I am feeling as guilty as sin, really feel sorry for the deer.
Having seen a fair bit of blood and guts thats not whats bothering me, its the fact that had I not shot the other one then maybe this would not have happened, such a waste, really pointless.