Jonathon (243Varmint) has been kindly inviting me to try for a Roebuck with him for ages and due to the work, family hassles I have at the moment I had too keep letting him down (sorry Jon).
Anyway last Friday I finally escaped although running late straight from work. I met up with Johnathon chucked my kit in his truck and we were off.
We arrived at a lovely area where I had been before and he had seen a nice buck the week before. We got into position and had a call only getting the attention of a doe, there had been a fair bit of human activity in the area so Jon decided to head to another patch a few miles over the border into Wales.
We arrived at another farm and immediately spotted a Roe on the woodland edge at the top of a steep hill.
We formed a quick plan which was to get to a point up a track and try a call as there was very little chance of getting much closer than 400m due to the bucks vantage point.
Just as we got into position the buck melted back into the trees, we set up and I gave a call on the buttalo within a few seconds Jon spotted the buck under the trees looking our way, a few more squeaks and he was on his way down the field.
I love calling bucks and to be honest the closer the better even if I end up loosing a few opportunities . He was coming well, quite mesmerised by the call,
we lost him in the hedge once and thought he might be crossing into the next field I had move, then Jon signalled to say he was back in the original field so I had to shuffle back to my original position moving when he put his head down sniffing the ground, by know he was getting close and had several chances to shoot him in the neck but I'm wanted to come close and stand broadside don't know why but it just felt right, eventually after a bit of cat and mouse and little peeps with the call he stood perfect at about 15m close enough I think, I squeezed the trigger and he dropped to the shot. I reloaded and watched him for a few seconds but he was not going anywhere. Time to relax and a handshake from Jon.
A great hunt resulting my first Welsh roebuck and a nice tall buck he was too very pleased.
Many thanks Johnathon for your generosity and patience in keep inviting me.