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    Fallow Buck on last day of the season

    Hi,

    I was invited to stalk over at a friends ground in hope of seeing a roe or fallow buck, yesterday being 30th April would have been the last time I would have been able to shoot a fallow buck.

    I had been to the same ground earlier in the week. Where I decided to sit and wait all I saw on the first visit was a very fat roe doe. She fed in front of me for 40 minutes, she already had started to show her summer coat on legs and some patches on her back. She was feeding just beneath the hawthorn bush, 87 yards away in the centre of the photo. No buck showed so back home to work after a 4am start leaving the roe in peace as she was not aware of my presence.

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    The stalk yesterday, I approached the same setting as above and stalked along a hedge line. Upon getting to almost the same position the above photo was taken but 50 yards to the left, I saw a fallow pricket browsing. I could also see another fallow but its head and shoulders were out of site. They were almost on the same spot as the roe doe I had seen earlier in the week.

    They were 117 yards away ranged with my mates new Leica geovids after the event, as he was 1/2 a mile away in another likely spot where he shot a young muntjac buck on our earlier outing.

    The shot was taken prone off my bipod, the reaction was as expected and it dropped on the spot after the 130 grain .270 bullet hit home.

    The other deer then broke cover and he was the biggest palmated buck I have ever seen in the wild, even bigger than some I have seen in deer parks!! My mate would not have been worried if I also took out this massive beast but he did not stand to offer a shot, I was pleased to come home with this beast anyway.

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    I dragged it back to where the above photo was taken and gralloched him. I text my mate to say I would need a hand with the extraction, 10 minutes later he arrived and helped to start dragging him the 1/2 a mile towards the car. After 200 yards we both decided to try and get my car nearer would be a far better idea!! After almost grounding out my BMW more than once we got to the extraction point and loaded him in the plasterers bath. A snug fit!!

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    Got home and finished the larder work, larder weight was 94lb.

    My spaniel chewed on the legs until the early hours and off to bed very pleased with the stalk.


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    I am sure next time I go all I will see is fallow deer and roe does.

    Thanks so much to my mate who kindly took me to his ground, you know who you are . Will repay the favour again soon.

    Cheers

    Ross
    Last edited by 270Buck; 01-05-2011 at 10:56.

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    Nice write up and pics Ross.. cant beat a nice pricket for eating either.. Keep the reports coming!

    ATB,

    FF

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    What a way to finish the Fallow season!!
    Just think, if you had shot the second buck you what still have been there dragging them out!
    basil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfisherman View Post
    Nice write up and pics Ross.. cant beat a nice pricket for eating either.. Keep the reports coming!

    ATB,

    FF
    I agree they taste great.

    Shame no room in my freezer, already been off to the game dealer this morning, 1 and lb. Not a bad price??

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    What a way to finish the Fallow season!!
    Just think, if you had shot the second buck you what still have been there dragging them out!
    basil.
    You are probably right basil.

    My car was grounding out enough anyway, with the extra deer in the boot we would have ripped the sump or exhaust off!!! As well as getting blood in my clean car, the plasterers tray would not have fitted both of them in. Mental note for next time, take tarpaulin for an extra large beast!!!

    Cheers

    Ross

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    ross what ive done is drilled some holes in the plasters bath front and back and passed a rope through them on the outside of the tub (if you know what i mean) i then take the tub to the beast and use the tub as a sleigh, make things a lot eaiser.

    ATB
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223 View Post
    ross what ive done is drilled some holes in the plasters bath front and back and passed a rope through them on the outside of the tub (if you know what i mean) i then take the tub to the beast and use the tub as a sleigh, make things a lot eaiser.

    ATB
    Dave
    Great idea Dave. Maybe I will use the kids sledge instead, if it is only a muntjac or roe!!

    Drill out later on me thinks. I may even get a harness so you can drag it free hand.

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.atkinson View Post
    I agree they taste great.

    Shame no room in my freezer, already been off to the game dealer this morning, 1 and lb. Not a bad price??

    Cheers
    Ross
    1/lb for fallow is a very good price i would say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfisherman View Post
    1/lb for fallow is a very good price i would say!
    I get 1/lb for any deer, I have known the owner of the said game dealer/butchers since he was born. His brothers and I all grew up together. He also pays 1.10 per medium/large rabbits. A good guy to know.

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Nice wrte up mate ,just wish i had fallow to go at .Sounds like you need a 4x4 mate as the misus will be moaning soon about the claret .

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