Just a brief note to offer congratulations to karlbird from the site for shooting his first Berkshire roebuck this evening.
After shooting a tight group on the target we then stalked through some woodland to spend 15 minutes watching a roe doe grazing its way along the headland between the wood and a field of wheat. Moving to a gap between the trees we were surprised by a nice four-point roebuck that appeared when we were least expecting it. Having initially seen the buck Karl then executed a perfect lung shot after the buck had cautiously approached us and then injudiciously turned broadside on forty yards away.
A short dash by the buck gave us the opportunity to follow up with Fallow (my labrador) on the blood trail until, turning the corner into a field we found the buck lying stone dead. Karl then carefully gralloched the buck and we took it back to the larder.
All in all a very pleasant way to spend an early summer evening.
Well done Karl