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    An impromptu stalk............

    I was sat in home having done a fair bit of prep for the next Farmers market and thought what the hell,so I took the dogs out for an early walk and popped over to a bit of permission I have on the Mendips looking for a decent Buck that I saw a couple of weeks ago while out with Foxdropper off the forum.I got there as the sun was on it's way down,and had to check zero on the rifle with a new load before I could get going,and with that done and more than satisfyingly I started off to where I thought this Buck might of been which is basically the far side of the permission.It was devilishly heavy and I was sweating like a glass blowers' ar5e,I was carefully checking each hedge line and gateway on the way to the proposed ambush,and as I was checking the last gateway in the first field I was watching 5 Hares playing in a field of clover when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a small movement down in the lee of the bottom hedge it was what I think(still not 100% sure)was my Buck couched up and with two Does in tow. I checked him out and he was a good Buck,but,no shot on as there is an old drovers trail behind him,and below there the fields drop away,so it was a round the houses(so to speak)trip to get into a place for a shot,but before that I would try the Buttulo,and I gave him a good few Pheeps and at one point he got up and half heartedly gave the nearest Doe a chase,and then he couched down again,so either the rut hasn't quite got going yet or he is a bit knackered.....lol I decided to get into a better position and off I went with a herd of young calves following close behind.....as they do! I thought that they might put the Buck on edge for a minute as they were tearing up and down the field adjacent to his that I was now in,but he seemed oblivious to all of this stampeding,and as I got to a part of the dividing wall that was falling down and with a small break in the bramble to poke the rifle through there he was still couched up with his two Does feeding hard getting ready to hold him up...lol. So,I gave him a little Hurumph! and he casually got up(too cool for his own good)he stood there broadside and I took no time to drop him,and he went down with one bicycle kick and then it was all still,the Does carried on eating until after a few minutes wait I broke cover and they then deserted the field for safer climes,when I got up to him he was obviously a decent Buck but whether it was the one I was originally after I am still unsure,and will have to recheck the ground maybe next week to be sure,anyway here he is a 7 pointer...........





    and a pic of the field he was in..........



    Martin

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    Congratulations for the nice buck!
    Well done, nice story, nice stalking!

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    Well done, Martin, that head will look good on a shield - have you ever thought about selling them? I've seen a few in souvenir shops marked up for fairly high prices.Been out a couple of times this week, but the rut still seems a bit stop/start round here.

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    Nice on martin a cracking buck pal, bloody long brow tines wow.

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    Cheers everyone,and he has a small point coming out of the inside of the left hand tine Remmy,and I did have the video camera with me Glogin but I am not as dextrous as you mate,and although I tried to get it all on film it just didn't happen.....lol(must try harder.....or get a rod rest with an attachment to set up remotely....Hmmm? )

    Martin

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