Well today saw me driving in deepest West Sussex to meet BM who is an official CIC measurer. I have spoke several times to him over the years, but never visited with him.
A warm welcome and a cup of tea were waiting for me. Having just visited my lease nearby to collect various antlers and to skin out a massive Fallow doe shot by Ricky off this site (skin off and head legs etc 83lbs)
I arrived 45 minutes later with 3heads taken this year and a Muntjac I shot some years back in Northamptonshire.
The Fallow I shot in September missed a Bronze medal by a couple of points. But as BM pointed out it is still every inch a trophy head.
The two Roe I took this past year 2013, took Gold and Silver. Even though the Gold head had a broken top. The Muntjac I took some years back and am going to shoulder mount took Gold.
So all in all a good result. I am especially pleased with the two Roe as my areas are under a strict management scheme I put in about 5 years ago. This past year and the year previous I have harvested Bronze, Silver and Gold. So it seems to be paying off
Happy, happy happy.