Many thanks to Colin for a great and very productive day out... better than I could have wished for
Colin picked me up at 6.30am outside the wonderful Clachan Inn in Dalry (what a fab place... bags of atmosphere, great little rooms and damned cheap! did I mention the food? yum, yum.... how many chefs will get up before 6 to put together a full english breakfast for 1 guest just 'cos he needs to be away early!... and the rooms have gun cabinets in them... I will be back, even if its just for the food and beer! lol) again, thanks to Colin for putting me onto that one.
We headed off to the estate, which is only 10 minutes away from the hotel and switched vehicles to an estate truck and set off...... a mile or 2 onto the estate we parked up and set off on foot... what a stunningly beautiful (and very big!) piece of land...
I am not going to write an essay here suffice to say Colin knows his ground.... we saw 10+ roe and 2 red hinds... 2 of the roe are now hanging in my fridge! on the way out for lunch we saw another couple of roe in a pasture just inside the estate boundary.... after lunch we returned and parked down the lane from the pasture and crept in.... they were still there... so... down went number 3!!!!!!
Colin was eager to go looking for more and even suggested heading up the mountain to see if we could find the ingredients for Curry Goat! but... my budget had expired as had my storage ability to get any more beasts back home and, if I ain't eating them, I ain't shooting them...
1 day = 3 deer in the freezer.... thats as good as my entire last year on a FC Syndicate... I know where my money is going to be going for the forseeable future
Great day out, great food, great accomodation, great company, great craic and not a great big price tag...
Thank you again Colin, I Will be back to see you on the does in the autumn, red hinds in the winter and hopefully on the red stags before that too..