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    A Long Drag....

    With some late sunshine predicted I thought it would be worth a look where my trail cam has picked up a few fallow passing through.
    There are two routes into my high seat but the recent high winds have covered both trails with a carpet of leaves and twigs.
    What breeze there was put pay to one route leaving me Hobson's choice!

    Setting the Z6 to x4 I worked through my cover of Oaks and Hornbeam, up a head there was a bit of movement so finding a good side rest off a branch I waited.

    Keeping my head above the scope to catch any movement in front paid off as a doe stepped out from my right around 60 yards. No shot unless she carried on walking forward to the large gap in the trees...The round rocked her side wards then she ran into a thicket, know to get it back to the truck.

    I text the land owner as she was keen to see one up close! While she was on her way I walked back to the truck secured the rifle then started the drag back...

    The owner stayed long enough to take a picture, said you may come and shoot another then left...lol

    A good weight at 85 lbs dressed, the usual marks on my scales for Muntjac show up well..


    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    Nice work, man!

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    Tim. Why are you dragging it against the grain? Regards JCS

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    That's my sort of afternoon, well done! Just a suggestion try dragging from the head. rope the neak and half hitch the lower jaw you'll find the drag a lot easier going with the hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Why are you dragging it against the grain?
    I was wondering that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tim. Why are you dragging it against the grain? Regards JCS
    Think there will be a lot of members interested in the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tim. Why are you dragging it against the grain? Regards JCS
    Reminds me of the story involving a stalker ,his guest and a student. The guest had shot a hind a couple of hundred yards for the landrover, giving an easy drag down a grassy slope . Keen to show he was up to it the student started to drag using the method used above. The stalker suggested it would be easier dragging the beast the other way. Back at the rover the guest asked what is keeping the student, The stalker and guest turned around to see the student dragging" the other way" , and disappearing over the far horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tim. Why are you dragging it against the grain? Regards JCS
    Quote Originally Posted by Home Loader View Post
    That's my sort of afternoon, well done! Just a suggestion try dragging from the head. rope the neak and half hitch the lower jaw you'll find the drag a lot easier going with the hair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oh6 View Post
    I was wondering that as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Think there will be a lot of members interested in the reply.
    The large piece of plastic I used as a sled to pull it across the paddock worked well after I got where I wanted to do the gralloch just past where the shot was taken...

    Glad the owner left as it was hard to gauge her reaction while I opened it up!!

    Free stalking is hard to find so quite glad of the offer to go again..

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tim. Why are you dragging it against the grain? Regards JCS
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    The large piece of plastic I used as a sled to pull it across the paddock worked well after I got where I wanted to do the gralloch just past where the shot was taken...

    Glad the owner left as it was hard to gauge her reaction while I opened it up!!

    Free stalking is hard to find so quite glad of the offer to go again..

    Tim.243
    Tim

    Thanks, but you still haven't answered my question.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tim

    Thanks, but you still haven't answered my question.

    Regards

    JCS

    Doesn't reely need answering does it?

    Should have draged by the head? He didn't? so what?

    If your dragging it, you can moan


    Nice to read a little stalk write up, thanks Tim.

    Love the scales

    ATB

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