Well after a very successful end to the doe season where I accounted for 10 does in my last 3 outings in the Scottish Highlands. I headed out this morning to see if I could find a nice wee buck to start the new season.
Unfortunately I only saw one in the distance and didn't get a chance of a shot but I did manage to stalk in to 15 yards on a yearling doe and watched her graze for 20 minutes. Roe deer really are one of the most beautiful animals on this planet.
So while I didn't managed to shoot a buck, I did have one of those close encounters that I enjoy so much and after watching the most gorgeous sunrise on what turned out to be a stunningly sunny frosty morning, it turned out to be the best start to a weekend.
We stalkers really are so very lucky to see and experience wildlife in its natural enviroment every time we head out.