I was out yesterday for a buck after a long look in a young plantation and no deer seen I decided to venture on up on the hill ground I parked the pickup and let the HWV out the back ,I then poured myself a coffee from the flask and had a spy and was sure I caught a movement 400 - 500 yds away , I then ditched the coffee loaded the rifle and had another spy ,this time I spotted what looked like a pair of antlers moving along a ditch 500 yds away . All I could see occasionally was the antlers and it was moving right to left downwind I thought another minute or so and the buck would scent me so I set off along a track then down a thin hedgerow ,halfway down the hedgerow the buck had climbed out the ditch and was walking towards me across a newly sown field the wheat was about 8 inches or so I got down on my knees and slowly shuffled back towards the hedgerow once my arse was planked on the slope of the hedgerow I realised I had left the dog lying in the wheat about 20 yds to my right and 200yds to the bucks left the buck by now was coming straight towards me at a slow canter I then realised it was the dog he was heading for by now he was 70 yds off I gave him a whistle he stoped and fell dead with a neck shot, ive never had this happen before .
Tommorrow I am siting the dog in the middle of the field and climbing into a highseat haha. Anyone had a buck attracted to their dog before.
Every dog deserves a well trained owner