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Thread: My first CWD x 2, what a glorious morning......

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    My first CWD x 2, what a glorious morning......

    Yesterday morning I had the opportunity (thanks entirely to David aka Max from on here) to get my first CWD, my fifth of the 6 UK species.
    A 4am start from my end revealed a beautifully clear night and a light frost, I couldn't have asked for better weather for a morning on the Norfolk broads. We arrived at the farm at around 6, the plan being to sit out in a high seat for a while before stalking on foot, however on turning off the engine , straight away we spotted 3 chinkies in the field we were parked in, about 150-200m from the truck. 'Go on then' was the instruciton from David, so I hopped out of the truck, but in the time it took me to get my rifle out of the back of the truck, all three had gone. None the less I stalked the field boundary having been told there was a cover crop on the margin and sure enough, one of the three was still there.
    As I got into position the deer ran 30m or so out from the margin barking, but she stopped long enough for me to get a a shot off, my first CWD was in the bag and I was a very happy chappy! it was a doe, and although I was visibly very happy I could tell David was keen for me to have a chance at a buck too cap it all off, besides, total time stalking at this point was probably under 10 minutes!
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    We returned to the truck with the carcass, then headed off on foot to follow a network of drains and dykes in search of number 2, after about 20 minutes of flushing noisy pheasants and mallard from their evenings rest we caught site of a lovely buck about 150 odd meters off mooching around a pheasant feeder.
    He was onto us very quickly however and we spent the next 20 minutes bumping into him every couple of hundred meters, he would show himself
    for a couple of seconds, then disappear into the safety of the woodland surrounding.
    We broke out of the wooded area, and in the distance I spotted a buck stood by a gate, after not doing a very good job of trying to explain his wherabouts to David (there were several gates as it turned out, so my instructions weren't as clear as I thought.....) we ended up looking in the same direction, but by that time, the single deer I had seen was now 3, and they were heading our way.
    I got into a good position to take a shot, the group now apparently 4, consitsted of 2 does and 2 bucks, the instruction from David was to take the one on the left, I didn't agrue, as I could see he was a lovely looking animal. I shot him around 100m and couldn't believe my luck, what a morning, a brace of Chinks, and my fifth UK species down, Sika next then........
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    Huge thanks to David for what was an exceptional morning stalking, what a gentleman, and not a bad cook either, breakfast was the perfect way to end the morning.
    ATB
    Andy
    Last edited by deerstalker.308; 26-02-2012 at 18:03.

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    Well done to both of you. I was down wildfowling near the Yare just before Christmas and there were plenty of CWD out on the marshes, they seem to have found the perfect habitat down there on that low ground.

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    andy good write up with cracking end result
    top man david with some lovely ground regards pete

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    [QUOTE=Roedinator;333769]andy good write up with cracking end result
    top man david with some lovely ground regards pete[/QUOTE
    Can't argue with any of that! There are some good people out there.
    Andy

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    Nice write up and top marks to David
    What is the 6th species you are missing as I'm sure some one reading this may also help

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    Yes, David is a good bloke, but did you actually see him cook the breakfast or just claim he did?

    hope to get out with him myself down there sometime soon...

    well done on the CWD by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    Nice write up and top marks to David
    What is the 6th species you are missing as I'm sure some one reading this may also help
    Sika is all that's left (not including boar and goat) might have to wait a while for that one though........good things come to he who waits etc....

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    nice going they look fantastic i bet your over the moon ,good luck with the sika,atb wayne

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    Congrats!

    Thanks for posting it up.
    Jonathan

    My Hunting Blog: click here


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