I have been waiting for a shoulder operation for a while and a early appointment fell though the letter box, so it gave me a good excuse for a rush trip up to my mate Cammy's place in the Lothian's for a couple of stalks before I get grounded !
He was keen to see how the .300 rem ultra mag performed and as his ground which is set in a deep valley with good high vantage points its perfect for it, ok not really stalking but more exciting to me than sat in a high seat.
Last night we saw plenty of does early on and a buck at a fair range that would have been pushing it with the gusting wind so we gave that a swerve, we made our way to another vantage point set on a deep slope with a marshy bottom with some woodland and open ground on the opposite bank.
Just on last knockings we were watching a young buck and doe then this buck came out of nowhere and offered a chance, the wind was gusting a tad but the 180 accubonds did the trick the bucked the wind the deer never flinched and dropped on the spot so first buck in the bag.
This morning we saw plenty of bucks but the cover got the better of us, I tried to stalk a buck but he sussed me as I tried to get in position and went barking up the valley oh well that's that it looks like that's feked it, we sat in the motor for a few mins watching does on the far side of a hill when I said i'll have a last look on the far side of the ground before we go.
My luck was in I wont go in to detail what I was doing on the top of a deep ravine but it involved andrex extra soft when I crouched down I just caught a glimps of an antler through the trees in the bottom of a deep slope. I reccon if it had been any darker I would have missed it but it shone like a beacon in the sun.
I struggled to get in position to get a clear shot but my struggling with the bipod legs paid off and I sent the accubond on its way to secure him, now the work started we had to extract him took two of us a good hour to get him to the top and we were absolutely knackered.
Thanks again Cammeron look forward to seeing you nxt time you are down south bud. DF