Got a last minute invitation on Friday evening for an early morning hunting on Saturday. The preparation was less than good as I had friends over from London and we dined until the small hours. After two hours sleep the alarm went off at 4.30 and 6.30 I was in the high seat. As dawn broke a squirrel scampered about the forest floor and I did not think I would see anything. At 7.30 a big fox appeared and I shot him on the move.
With15 minutes left to finishing time, the hunt finishes at 9am, I began to tidy up the high seat. At 8.55 I heard some noise behind me and saw a Sika stag with two hinds. They were about 80 meters away. I too aim at the bigger hind, gave her a whistle, she stopped, I shot and down she went. The other hind bolted whilst the stag ran around confused. I managed a shot and down he went but he rolled about 100 meters. Out of 10hunters. I was privileged to shoot 3 out of the four beast bag. We had the livers for dinner........top morning