Well, after two years, during which I passed my DSC1, and have had 7 accompanied paid stalks I have'nt shot one deer. Have seen dozens. Does in the buck season, bucks in the doe season. Even came as close as aiming the rifle at a splendid fallow buck who stood there, 75 yards away, head on for at least 20 seconds, staring at me. Not even a glimpse of his flanks, until he charged off.
So this weekend is the last chance. One more stalk, one last chance to break my jinx. If Nodens, Diana or Woden will not let me kill deer then I'm going to stick to pigeon, rabbit, pheasant and duck.