Well we decided since it was well past the 1st of July we would have an evening out to try and catch up with one of the stags we had been watching for a few weeks now. After going through the gates to the Forrestry we dropped off the rover and continued on foot for about 2 mile. After about 50 mins of walking the forrestry track we dropped off down to our right. Withing 20 mins we broke out of the tree's to a veiw like this
We continued along the top of the wood untill we spotted a set of Antlers walking through the Bracken. Dropping down we counted 8 or 9 sets walking almost in single file. At a clearing in the Bracken they all stopped and started to feed on the heather/young grass shoots. Both myself and Andrew belly crawled into 100 yards and got set up. I singled out a nice six pointer for Andrew and he settled into the shot. A few mins later and there was a ring out followed by a thud. Andrew had just popped his stag cherry. It was down and the stags did not move of like expected :blink: . I picked out the back stag and took the shot. On reloading another round i managed to take another. The stags at this point were still in range but enough was enough.
With the field Gralloch done we headed out for the argo. We dropped the argo off the trailer and within 25 mins we were back at the motor with 3 stags. This would normally have been a four hour drag with three of them. Its about 1000 yards of steep bank right from the bottom to the top . Ground that the Argo seems to love. Or should i say i love in the argo .
Anyway few pics of the Stags.
Andrews six pointer.
The big lad i shot weighing at 98 KG dressed/hook weight.
Good to see even my wee lad was enjoying himself (once i told him it wasnt rudolph) ^_^