hi all i thought i would tell you bout my morming !
at 6 am i was bimbling my way to my highseat with intention of giving the local red hinds a good talking to . the area im stalking after these reds is only small 150 acraes or so and they have taken a fancy to the 1 remaining beet field . anyway after moving my high seat to at last the right place on my last outing i was quite confident of a result .
after an hour or so i glassed the area with me trusty leica's and saw nothing , thought right ill have a smoke while there is nothing about ! while enjoying the sunshine and my woodbine i cought somthing moving to my left , up with the binos and sure enough a stag mooching along the hedland on the other side of the field .
after 20 mins or so of watching this stag he finaly got within range approx 165 yd , up with the rifle looking down the scope , safty off finger on trigger and NOTHING , i couldnt do it !
i lowered the rifle and loooked through my bins at prob one of the biggest stags in south norfolk ! 18 points all coloured black from the base to pearly white tips , he is such a beautiful animal , a bit thin after the rut but with full body weight a estimate he's got to go 400lb plus on the hoof a gold medal stag if ever i saw one !.
i know plenty of stalkers would have given there right arm to have been in my position this morning , but i just couldnt bring my self to kill this beutiful animal .
i continued to watch him for about another half hour , and after he had left the field i called it a day , empty handed but very satisfied !