I'm not one for write ups but I thought this might interest some. Out this afternoon with Jamragg69 to try and slot a couple of Sika hinds. We arrived at the ground around 1430hrs and discussed the game plan . Brian set off to his spot and I headed to mine.
An interesting walk of about 20 minutes or so to the high seat , with lots of signs of deer on the way. I took my time, taking in the surroundings and as I approached the high seat , I stopped to glass all round the area. At that point, the biggest Sika stag I have ever seen ( headwise ) emerged from the trees about 400 yds ahead of me running at full tilt , followed by 2 hinds. He was headed straight towards me but slightly below . I hit the deck , got the bipod up and was waiting for the hinds to stop. As I lay watching them I heard sticks breaking very close. As I glanced to my right a set of hoofs hit the ground inches in front of my face and two prickets jumped right over me. I don't mind telling you , farts don't have lumps , or at least they shouldn't .
I don't know if the hinds stopped for a shot, if they did , I never saw them. Just before dark I saw a solitary calf , but it didn't present a shot.
Anyone else had such a close encounter.