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    Loch Lomond Roe

    Just been out for a walk with the girlfriend round Loch Lomond. There was no wind and it was about 20:00 so I was thinking this was prime deer spotting time. Climbing up a path onto an opening covered in bluebells I was hoping to spot a deer running off after hearing us. Turned out to be a lot better. As I got to the top of the hill I woke a Roe Buck, he slowly got up and had a bit of a stretch and began to browse. I'm pretty sure he could see us but just carried on eating, we walked around him, he wasn't bothered, and got within 5 metres of him. The midgies were biting and girlfriend was getting bored so we started walking away talking at a normal level and he was still wasn't bothered.

    I'm pretty new to deer stalking but I reckon he's about 3 years old, he's def a 6 pointer and you can see he's got his summer coat down to the shoulder and then still got the winter coat onwards. What you guys reckon, am I close?


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    Did he look well. It's not natural to get that close to roe. Even ones that are used to seeing an hearing humans will move away to a safe distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6.5/284matt View Post
    Did he look well. It's not natural to get that close to roe. Even ones that are used to seeing an hearing humans will move away to a safe distance.
    I think he looked awright but thats the first time I've seen a Roe that close. I reckon a lot of people walk up that way but like you say it's not natural.

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    Looks a bit out of sorts in the last picture but then again so do I when I have just been woken up ! Where abouts on Loch Lomond was it, I only ask as I stalk up there with a firend who's a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Looks a bit out of sorts in the last picture but then again so do I when I have just been woken up ! Where abouts on Loch Lomond was it, I only ask as I stalk up there with a firend who's a keeper.
    It was literally 2 minutes walk outside Balmaha, awesome views but the midgies are out now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus View Post
    I think he looked awright but thats the first time I've seen a Roe that close. I reckon a lot of people walk up that way but like you say it's not natural.
    Do you think it could of been blind? Is there much rapeseed grown in that area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6.5/284matt View Post
    Do you think it could of been blind? Is there much rapeseed grown in that area?
    Aye, maybe, now that I think about it. He only looked at us when we made noise, not when we moved. But there's def not any rapeseed about.

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