We all have them don't we?
Mine is on the edge of Dartmoor, not the most productive, but stunning surroundings and very challenging.
But in terms of productivity i am going there tomorrow with a friend.
I got a phone call a couple of years back from a farmer saying he had 15 acres and trouble with deer.
Now i thought twice about it as it's a near 70 mile round trip, but he sounded desperate so i drove up, it was early July and as soon as we got out of the truck he said 'they are usually down there' i asked him what kind of deer and he said 'big ones!', so we made are way across the field and i couldn't believe it, a dozen red hinds lying in the sun, once i had told him the seasons etc he told me he had also got medium and small deer!
Well those equated to Fallow and Roe.
So on the 1st August i went back, and straight away nailed a nice red stag to keep him happy.
Since then there have been numerous reds, fallow and roe, in fact the generally accepted level of success in deer stalking is 1 in 3, on this place it has been more like 3 in 4!
What makes it so unique is the land is surrounded on 3 sides by a huge tract of forestry, the other side is bordered by heavily grazed sheep grass, but the 15 acres i have never has any grazing or crops, ever!
It is just kept for grass and cut twice a year, other than that it is left undisturbed, a deer stalkers dream.
The only issue is wind direction, anything from the East and it's a waste of time.
Click on the picture for video, first one i did with GoPro, i have shifted the scope cover now!
I bet i have jinxed myself in relation to tomorrow!