I don't really have time for a proper write up sadly but just wanted to say a massive thank you to Sikamalc for getting me my third deer and my first ever Roe buck on Friday morning!
Long story short, after a miss on a fox Malcolm got me onto a buck a short while later, I took the shot but pulled it and both Malcolm and I thought I had hit it too far back, thinking that I had just wounded a deer we followed it up but I had been lucky, I'd pulled the shot forward rather than back and hit it through both shoulders in the low neck, brisket area and he was down a few yards from where he was hit, stone dead!
Very impressed with Malcolm, calm, knowledgeable and friendly and just what the novice stalker needs, wonderful ground, cracking breakfast, lovely weather, great company and my first male deer! What more could you want?
And the long bit? A one am start on friday morning and I didn't manage to get any sleep between the morning and evening stalks and then after the two hour drive home and skinning and butchering the deer I finally crawled back into bed at two am on Saturday morning!
Many thanks to Malcolm and his Mrs and Tom as well for making Friday the 9th of May one of the best and most memorable days of my life