Had a few stalks with Sika Malc over the weekend in Bedfordshire.
Driving to his patch with CWD, passing a couple of fields counted 30-40 lying a few fields, never seen anything like it.
Shot a muntie buck, along with a fox, in the evening, seen an absolute monster of a muntie buck just as light was fading.
Playing with my range finder pinging distances away in the 225yrds region.
Morning outing saw myself and his other guide Tom, sat waiting overlooking a rape field getting smashed by the deer.
Seen two munties but some way off, then we seen movement some 350yrds away, it was a chink running erratically then laying down right in the middle of the rape field.
We both thought wed give it a go and stalk in around the field edge, wind totally wrong but committed we carried on, single file and very slow.
Then we got to roughly where we thought we'd seen it last, I thought we were right on the money, looked back towards the high seat to see it moving around again, eventually lying down, so, single file straight into the rape slowly, slowly catchy monkey style.
We made it to around 70yrds,and it's still laying there, couldn't see any teeth but the only shot was a head shot, or wait till she gets up and broad side.
I had limiuls sticks, and was really rock steady and confident in the shot, so Bang, deer down a nice young doe, had we waited in the high seat it was 180yrd back, typical, but a great stalk.
Got home and spent some time with my little Teckel,exposing him to the deer,and like always he turned into a bloodthirsty little ****er,straight in and ragged the muntie,and started to drag it some fair way!!
Many thanks to Malcolm and Tom for trying their best, and I was lucky to get a good result for the weekend,despite the high winds and snow the day before.
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