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    Shiver me timbers etc. :)

    The 4:15 AM alarm call was most unwelcome, but up I got and was heading down the M3 to be down to my mentor's grounds by 6:00. Not sure what the temp was there but at home it was -1 Celcius when I was getting ready.

    We were in the high seat by 6:30, sitting on my gun case and with a blanket over the legs, but that wind was cutting. Shortly after 7:00 we saw a few Roe does, too near the boundary though. Soon after that a couple of Fallow does ran at full pelt across the clearing. By 7:45 nothing else had showed and it was as light as it was going to get, so we decided to explore other options.

    Driving around the estate we saw more Roe does, a nice Fallow buck and a pair of Muntjac, but none were safe shots.

    Finally a Roe doe was walking along a fence line away from us, I got out of the Landie and set the bipod on the bonnet. She carried on walking away, my mentor was whistling a bit but she appeared to ignore the sound. Eventually she turned broadside and I took the shot. She took a couple steps forward, turned and leapt over the fence into the wood!

    We gave it a few minutes, then went in pursuit. We crossed the fence and went one way for a few minutes, then decided to turn and head the other way. After a few minutes I saw her there on the ground and was happy that I had got my first Roe.

    We gralloched the beast back at the barn and by shortly after 9:00 I was on my way home to join all the traffic!

    Had the kidneys for lunch with thick brown bread & butter, it'll be liver/bacon and onions for dinner tonight, and I'll butcher the rest in a few days.

    Somehow I forgot all about the cold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John_R View Post
    The 4:15 AM alarm call was most unwelcome, but up I got and was heading down the M3 to be down to my mentor's grounds by 6:00. Not sure what the temp was there but at home it was -1 Celcius when I was getting ready.

    We were in the high seat by 6:30, sitting on my gun case and with a blanket over the legs, but that wind was cutting. Shortly after 7:00 we saw a few Roe does, too near the boundary though. Soon after that a couple of Fallow does ran at full pelt across the clearing. By 7:45 nothing else had showed and it was as light as it was going to get, so we decided to explore other options.

    Driving around the estate we saw more Roe does, a nice Fallow buck and a pair of Muntjac, but none were safe shots.

    Finally a Roe doe was walking along a fence line away from us, I got out of the Landie and set the bipod on the bonnet. She carried on walking away, my mentor was whistling a bit but she appeared to ignore the sound. Eventually she turned broadside and I took the shot. She took a couple steps forward, turned and leapt over the fence into the wood!

    We gave it a few minutes, then went in pursuit. We crossed the fence and went one way for a few minutes, then decided to turn and head the other way. After a few minutes I saw her there on the ground and was happy that I had got my first Roe.

    We gralloched the beast back at the barn and by shortly after 9:00 I was on my way home to join all the traffic!

    Had the kidneys for lunch with thick brown bread & butter, it'll be liver/bacon and onions for dinner tonight, and I'll butcher the rest in a few days.

    Somehow I forgot all about the cold.

    well done you !

    ive been out nearly all week and it is strange , that when you get a result the sub zero temperatures do seem to disapear !

    may many more mornings like that come your way .

    well done

    cheers lee

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    Had the kidneys for lunch with thick brown bread & butter, it'll be liver/bacon and onions for dinner tonight,
    Right on!

    Congratulations!

    Paul

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    Nice one mate.


    Jonathon

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    Well done mate.
    Shot my first roe buck this year too, only an old buck with a poor head, but will never forget it.
    I am sure you enjoyed the "stalkers perks" too, eh.
    May you have many more!!!!!

    atb
    Nick

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    Congrats! but really, the kidneys and liver?? The things you guys eat! :P ~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Congrats! but really, the kidneys and liver?? The things you guys eat! :P ~Muir
    I feel the same, well done on the deer, but as far as i'm concerned the all kidneys and livers are for the neighbours dog, as I don't have one.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Congrats! but really, the kidneys and liver?? The things you guys eat! :P ~Muir
    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6
    I feel the same, well done on the deer, but as far as i'm concerned the all kidneys and livers are for the neighbours dog, as I don't have one.
    Harrumph, Harumph and Harrruuummmph!

    I am just finishing a 2 lb pate' of moose liver, caribou fat, and bacon. MMMmmm, mmmmm, good. Ate the heart and tongue last week for sandwiches.

    Paul

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    What?, no Fava beans????
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Sick, man. Really sick...

    I on the other hand, just came from butchering my deer and two bull elk. During which time we dined on a venison haunch, brined in salt and maple sugar, wrapped in cheese cloth and smoked whole for 10 hours. With fresh baked bread and churned butter it was a meal fit for a king.~Muir

    (no beans, Hannibal)
    Last edited by Muir; 02-12-2010 at 06:06.

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