I was contacted by a farmer who had 3 small undisturbed fields away from his farm that was only 15 acres, I was a little reluctant to go and see it as its a 60 mile round trip, but I met him there in early May, almost surrounded by a third parties wood I couldn't believe it when just as he described there were a herd of reds, all hinds.
I explained as soon as the stags come into season I would return, so I went there last night, not easy shooting as its difficult to get a safe back stop. A single hind came out which was safe, typical, but down the bottom I could see antlers appearing, up came a pricket and 5 stags, one was huge but all unsafe.
The pricket went out of sight but the stags came towards me, although they looked straight at me I didn't budge and they kept feeding, in the end I had to bark at them otherwise they would have walked into me, so I took out the smallest of the bunch, job done .243 strikes again.
Only 15 acres but I will be back!