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    Worth waking up for.....

    I arrived on the farm at 4:25 this morning, it's not a big place, 250 acres or thereabouts, but it has deer, in the course of a year you'll see all 4 species found locally, and this morning was no exception.
    I was greeted on the driveway to a rather chunky munty buck, and in the first field to my left were half a dozen fallow does, needless to say parking up and getting out of the truck saw these deer all head swiftly for cover.
    A quick glass of the same field (my highseat is on the diagonal opposite side) showed a group of 5 red stags and various other silhouettes which in this light were presumed to be more fallow and probably some roe.
    There was no way I was going to reach the highseat without first clearing the field of all its occupants, that many eyes were bound to see me, also with the wind thoroughly buggering things for me, and the dog at heel with possibly the loudest pant of any dog known to man!
    Any way, the reds departed swiftly, but the fallow and roe stayed as I made my way round the field margin.
    closer now I was finally able to see a roe doe with followers and a buck stood about 50m off to her right. The herd of fallow were now on the neighbouring fields apart from a few stragglers and I now found myself within 130m of the buck.
    Rifle up on sticks, one loud crack and all hell breaks loose as about 50 deer crash through fields of wheat to my left, the doe and kids ran off ahead of me, and the buck dropped in his shadow (if it had been light he'd have had a shadow anyway but you know what I mean...)
    anyway, it's not often one gets to see so many deer all within one small farm, let alone one field of said farm. And to have all 4 species I can expect to find in the area all in one field together was an utter joy. I sat in the highseat for another hour and a half but that was the action all done and dusted, so it was early breakfast and a nice little 6 pointer in the chiller.
    Worth getting up for I reckon!
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    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Very nice write up, a little of what I saw the other week was a red hind and Muntjac doe feeding close to each other.

    Nice picture of the 6 pointer I must add...


    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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    Really nice story and good photo, well done!

  4. #4
    Cracking morning,thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks chaps. Don't often feel the need to report back but today was a bit different and worthy or sharing!
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    Thanks chaps. Don't often feel the need to report back but today was a bit different and worthy or sharing!
    You have to other wise the case lube/rusty air rifle/no more pistols blue rinse mob will take over...lol


    Glad you took the time to write it...


    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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    Excellent result and a very nice photo of the buck.

    Tim...
    Last edited by Highlandsjohn; 12-08-2017 at 15:19.

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    Point taken!
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    What stalking is all about!... well done.

    Tim..... spot on .

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    Nice write up Andy


    Sma

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