Wednesday morning saw us heading off to meet our client for the day, Ali who had just completed her dsc1 at Wadhurst was keen to shoot her first deer, so we loaded the car and arrived at our first destination as dawn was breaking, Robin took Ali to the far end of the wood to gain the wind advantage and I went to a high seat.A Great start for Ail
As it began to get light a group of seven fallow walked out into the next field to the one where I was sitting, then from my left a larger group trotted up to join the others making a total of around twenty five, I called Robin on the radio and he said he was watching the group and deciding the best way to approach them,
Ali and Robin sneaked along the hedgerow then Ali crawled slowly across the muddy field to get within range of the selected animal, she had covered about sixty yards when two prickets decided to check her out and walked to within twenty yards of her, she laid completely still and eventually the prickets turned and started feeding, Ali very slowly put her new .243 Tika T3 rifle on the bipod took aim and the selected doe went down. With congratulations all round we headed to the café for a well deserved breakfast. The afternoon stalk was not productive so we decided to try a new high seat that we had put in place about ten days ago,
Robin and Ali climbed into the seat and as the light began to fade a doe and follower walked out of the wood in front of them.
Robin told Ali to take the follower and if she got the chance to take the doe.
She shot the follower and as the doe hesitated on the edge of the wood she took the doe,
Well I think you will all agree that was a great result for her first outing and a good start to gaining experience for her dsc2 ,
Throughout the day she listened to everything she was told, she walked silently through the woodland, and was great company,
Well Done Ali.