Went one of my permissions tonight right after work hoping to see a buck. Never managed to drive onto the ground and a buck crosses the track in front of me.... Drive 200m park car as I had a fair idea where he'd pop out. Don't think it was five minutes later buck paused for a second to long! One down and not even ten minutes on ground result.
As I was on a roll thought I would see what else was about back to the car and off to where I usually park. Five minutes later out stalking again. This time along rarely used tracks grass upto knee height fifteen minutes later, spotted buck no2 25 mins later when he finally presented a shot- buck number two down! Finished the gralloch stood up, hmmm what's that look at my trousers and realise they are crawling and I mean crawling with ticks.
So after a short trip back to the car and being on the ground less than a hour I was covered in ticks so after the frantic brushing them off when get back to the car. My point is I knew this ground has a high density but Christ, I feel for the poor deer!!
finished cleaning the deer when I get home then off to the bathroom to remove the 32 ticks that I hadn't managed to brush of and had bit me- I'm still itchy thinking about the dam things!!!!