I arranged to meet Woodmaster this morning for him to do a level 2 stalk on my ground.
when he arrived a little late instead of parking outside the front of the bothy he drove round to the larder at the rear. When I went to see why he informed me that he had already taken a buck this morning, however the problem was he had taken it with his front bumper ! It seems that a small 6 point buck had jumped out onto the lane a few hundred meters from the bothy and as he was doing his level 2 he decided to take it.
unfortunately it has done probably about 1k of damage to the front of his recently repaired truck
so my dilemma is........ Should I charge him a trophy fee based on the one remaining antler or should I go for the full 6 points ?
i might add he did have a successful witnessed stalk on a Muntjac later in the morning too.
all advise appreciated