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Thread: Just as it seems that everyone's knocking the bucks at the moment....

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    Just as it seems that everyone's knocking the bucks at the moment....

    My season got underway on Monday. And about time too!

    I was working through some woodland on the look out for a large buck seen last year. I was keen to see what state he was in and see if his time had come.

    I'd spent a while in a few comfy spots up against a tree, rock, bush... watching a woodpecker hopping from branch to branch. When even he got bored and moved on - I did also. I wandered towards a group of holly bushes around 200yds away, just on the far side of a small bog. With no signs of life anywhere on the ground I attempted to cross a substance that I can only liken to quicksand. Wet, deep, and heavy as lead. I got about half way through when Mr Buck popped up from behind a stump in the holly and barked loudly. Then again as he ran off to the far end of the wood.

    Maybe out of sheer disbelief of how I could have been so close (10 yards) and yet so far - I decided just to stop and wait for a few minutes and see if he had stirred anything else up from its afternoon snooze. Not 5 minutes had passed and an old boy almost completely still in his winter coat was spotted wandering towards me. I remained still. He advanced from right to left and and around 60 yards away I gave a whistle to halt him broadside. I dropped him on the spot and was pleased with a job well done.

    Already looking forward to another expedition in the morning!


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    No pics DC?
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Nice one matey.. nice buck to start your season with!

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    Well done Dave, glad you didn't sink without trace.

    I know why you did not sink now, I had a look at your eyes in picture number 4, you are obviously possessed. I don't remember your eyes looking like that.

    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    It is a bit strange eh! I can see through walls and I can even stalk using heat signatures nowadays.


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