I went stalking on Saturday morning with the aim of catching up with a murder buck that I spotted lamping this week.
I eventually found him at 07:00, and managed to close the distance to 100m with the help of some dead ground. Having closed the distance from around 300m I still didn't have a safe shot as there was a road beyond him. By this time the buck had moved further along the hedge row and although I was still hidden I was now stuck in my position (I was lying in a field of 4" spring barley) as the contours of the field didn't offer cover to retreat or move.
I watched him at varying ranges up to 120m, for 4 hours 30 mins before he eventually moved away from the road and finally presented a safe shot at about 70m.