A couple of days ago in the thick snow I was looking for where the roe on a permission were hiding and lying up in the trees. Right in the middle of the woodland there was a fair block of very thick 5 meter sitka with mature material to the west that has a good mixed floor and hey presto! Deer sign, droppings and lots of patches where deer had being lying down.
Only problem was a lot of small 3-5ft trees throughout the mature material made it impossible to see at ground level more than 40m. With a new highseat sitting boxed in the house the solution was obvious and up she goes in a good spot looking towards the thick sitka and up the hill the woodland is on. That night Big Steve from Fechan pub (if you meet him you will never forget his farts) was up the highseat but no joy.
So late yesterday afternoon I took a wander up and stalked into the seat as quiet as you can sneaked up the highseat and would you f'ing believe it..... 4 roe within about 60-100m that I could see. With the wind blowing hard in the tops they were oblivious to me being there. With one doe left to cull I singled out the young one of the four and had to wait a while but she found a clear line of sight and boof! she jumped two feet straight up and made a 20 meter run with a bright red heart shot blood trail.
That was the first roe I've ever shot from a highseat after hundreds of them from stalking, I've only shot munties from highseats and less than a dozen of them. When I've seen roe on the likes of clear fells I always sneak down and try to get close. Say a lot about the type of stalker you want to be!!