I spent sunday stalking for CWD and whilst i had seen a few they were either on the hoof (me having nearly stepped on them in cover) or out in the middle of a flat field with a road as a backstop (not particularly safe). Nothing shootable so i decided to head back to the car for a quick bite and a drink at about 3pm and then headed out again to stalk into a highseat for the evening.
I reached the corner of a grassed field and noticed a muntjack in the far corner, it hadn't seen me and the wind was in my favour so i ducked into cover had a quick check with the binos to seen he was a buck with one antler. Got the rifle up on the sticks to see him jump through a fence. I waited around for a while but nothing else was moving so i continued into the highseat.
All was fine, quiet but looking promising until the farmer decided to drive round the field on his quad checking the bird scarers and bangers. Oh well, he didn't know where i was so not to worry. I decided to double back on myself and re-trace my footsteps from where i saw the muntie buck. I passed the field into a wood block and stalking quietly along and then suddenly stopped to see a muntie streight in front of me, about 40m. Rifle on sticks and bang. Dropped on the spot with a few kicks. Well chuffed. As i approached i could see he was indeed the same muntie i saw in the field earlier, one antler and a knobby stumpy thing on the other side. He had quite a good set of tusks though, sharp too!
Anyway here he is, a bit of a scrapper i recon...