I shot a fallow picket on Saturday morning on the patch I share with a pheasant shoot.(I was there first) The deer reacted favourably to the shot and ran back into the wood. The shot was @ 250m just behing the point of the elbow. On follow-up I got up to the beast who suddenly jumped up and crashed off deeper into the wood too quick for a safe second shot. Ohh Poo.
Went back to the car and put the tracking harness/long lines on the dogs and returned to the wound bed which showed a good hit lung/liver. The keeper then comes roaring through the wood yelling something about if I have to shoot deer why dont I kill them immediatly and he has never had to search for a deer ever and he has been shooting them since he was 12. Also something about i must not take my dogs into the wood as he is shooting on Friday. I politely respond that the dogs will remain on their leads and once in a while deer will run into thick cover and it will be quicker to recover the beast with the dogs. By the way could he give me 10 mins to find the beast before he quads through this part of the wood.
He tears off at full throttle to spin some more grain around. I/dogs find deer stone cold dead 10m other side of ride deep in a bramble thicket.
Later the keeper returns grumbling that he has never seen the deer so spooked in the wood and implies it must be me even though I go in there probably once a fortnight for a couple of hours in the high seat and to date one shot one kill, carcass carried out quietly on foot.
The keeper however tears round that wood 10+ times a week turning the rides into liquid mud, they beat and shoot this small wood at present every 7 days and in between he is lamping, pigeon and squirrel shooting.
The point is he does not spook any of the beasts of the wood only deer stalker do that