A keeper who I'm friendly with allowed me to take a buck if one presented itself on a block of forestry that a man couldn't cover on foot if he had all day. I have been saving for some binoculars for a good while and I thought it would of been about time to buy them.
Anyway I picked some up before my journey north. I christened them on a doe 500 yards from the track simply enjoying the first rays of sun after a rainy day. I wouldn't of spotted it with my naked eye and it was a pleasure to watch as I've only ever stumbled on deer in season.
I had a cracking stalk and I could of grassed two does, I saw an extra 6 does and one buck but I didn't seen him until it was too late. Stupidly. He was ten foot above a doe I was watching and I had the blinkers on.
I suppose what I'm getting at is I wouldn't of seen three of the deer without binos.
I also stood ten feet away from a fox that didn't know I was there... until my mate followed me even though I was giving him hand signals to stop. We also saw a mink too.
So it was a dry stalk but I got to play with a new toy, exercise and see some beautiful countryside and a few beasts too. What more does a man need.
Thankyou for reading.