I met up with Csl (Alex) for an evening stalk on our ground yesterday, Alex saw several but did not get a shot as they were playing hide and seek with him in the 10ft kale cover crops.
I was having a nightmare with the strong wind which kept on changing direction so I decided to stalk along the edge of a wood with a crop of chicory along the side of it which on doing so noticed the deer are eating it in places, near the end of the crop and I spotted a buck feeding in the crop, up with the sticks and waited a short while for a clean shot and down he went with a shot to the back of the neck (25 paces).
He had already managed to break off one point and was not a good head but what a beast he was 45lb on the hook and he was full of fat.
After getting back to Alex's pad we got a few drops of blood on the Royal blue carpet in the garage and his staff had retired for the night so here he is grafting
Then he got a taste for it and started again this morning outside with his smoking jacket on