Recently i received an invite from Rick so yesterday i found myself in the wilds of the very scenic Dorset countryside.
I was hoping to shoot my first Fallow or Sika but alas, it wasn`t to be but i was far from disappointed!! I still had a great day out in excellent company. We walked a couple of miles which i must admit, i like the walk and stalk side of the sport. The ground squelched, the mud splashed up from the wellies with every step, still, at least the rain held off.
Rick glassed a group of Fallow in the distance which weren`t hanging around for anyone and a couple of Roe which disappeared through the woods then doubled back on us and soon were gone.
The last hour of light was spent in a high seat, the same one that Moonraker used. Nothing materialised, the wetness seems to have pushed the deer to higher ground.
I met up with Rick back at the gate and we made our way back to the motor.
Rick said he thought that the rain had pushed the deer out, i think he was disappointed that i didn`t shoot anything but as i said i`m far from being down hearted. I still learnt plenty about deer, stalking and we had a good yarn about life in general and that a deerless days stalking is better than a day at work.
What got us both was driving back down the road a small group of Fallow crossed the road in front of us!!
Anyway Rick, thanks for a great day and for yours and your families hospitality. Top man.