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    Another Welsh 6 pointer

    Decided to take my oldest out for a look this morning to see if we could catch up with a buck. Over to a small patch which consists of coppice and replanting. Also managed to pick up the lower fields off the neighbour as he had seen deer coming down to his buildings.

    We didn't bust a gut to get there before first light this morning. So got to the farm yard around 06.20 and met the farmer loading up some wheat. A quick chat and got the kit sorted.
    We had seen a roe run up the field from the buildings where the farmer was loading. So the plan was to take the left hand hedge up the hill towards the clearfell area over the fence at the top of the hill.
    The field has a ridge which cuts diagonally across the field so the top corner is out of sight. We regularly see 2 kids and mum in this field and this morning was no exception.
    The doe was on the fence line and the kids where out in the filed playing about. All the time the doe was looking to the far left corner, looking at something which I couldn't see. Then the 2 kids looked as well. So down on my knees to see under the lower branches of the beech trees that formed the hedge we were stalking up.
    then i saw the chestnut rear quarters of another roe, so made my way slowly to get a better view, it turned out to be a buck. Told my lad to stay put and I inched my way up another 20m. He was just mouching about between the top hedge and the fence. Got the sticks shortend down and rifle on them ready for a shot.
    He kept going behind hawthorn bushes, then he would appear again, then move into some bracken and out the other side. Still no shot on offer. Now he turned around and came down the track he had just came up but this time paused long enough to place the crosshairs on his chest. the 30-06 cracked. Thud came back and he dashed 5m and collapsed in the freshly cut silage. On inspection it smashed both lungs to bits and took the top of his heart out. He also had a swollen section of his rear foot around his cleeve, looked like he had got it cought on something
    Then the kids came out to see what had happened. We let them settle again for a few mins and made our way up to the buck.

    A good looking beast. Not a thick neck on him at all, so I'm guessing he is only a young buck. I would be nice to let a few grow on but this is a coppice and replanting. The trees are the owners priority.

    35lb larder weight.


    As you can see my lad was chuffed to bits( and so was I as I love taking him out and it's his younger brother's turn next time)












    Now he is old enough it's good to have someone to carry some stuff back to the truck. Also to teach them that there is more to it than just pulling the trigger. As a keeper friend of mine always made his grandkids beat for several seasons before they were allowed to shoot so they new what was involed in putting pheasants over the guns. Which has always stuck with me when I had my 2 lads.

    As we walked down the middle of the field we looked back and the 2 kids were out again looking at us thinking 'what the ........'




    Cheers

    Jonathon
    Last edited by 243varmint; 09-09-2012 at 21:39.

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    Nice one thats a cracking day to have with your lad.

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    .....did you make him drag it???!?!?

    (Well done mate.)
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin View Post
    .....did you make him drag it???!?!?

    (Well done mate.)

    I shot it I drag it............



    You should know that one

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    Good read & nice buck! Well done!
    If a wolf can take down a deer from either flank, does that make him bambidextrous?

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    Good account of your morning Jon. Wont be long before the young man will be pulling the trigger. Enjoy your experiences. Gaz

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    Superb, your lad's face says it all. That 30-06 exit is sizable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243varmint View Post
    I shot it I drag it............



    You should know that one
    Yep
    i understand that one fully....ha ha ha
    jack is really getting into it now but I do hav one cconcern you say welsh
    i reckon English on his hols
    proove me wrong... Lol
    nice one Jon
    Good outing out for you both and a nice cull buck to boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster View Post
    Superb, your lad's face says it all. That 30-06 exit is sizable!
    Dougster

    It's about and 1" and a half. His fur has gone about 3" around the exit.
    The 150gr Sierra bullets are only doing around 2640fps so a slow round at the moment, meat damage is minimal. The next batch are a bit hotter (2825fps)

    Cheers

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    Yep
    i understand that one fully....ha ha ha
    jack is really getting into it now but I do hav one cconcern you say welsh
    i reckon English on his hols
    proove me wrong... Lol
    nice one Jon
    Good outing out for you both and a nice cull buck to boot
    Welsh mate or he forgot his way home. The whole family are all there as well.

    Must be sweeter browse than Herefordshire greenery


    See you soon mate.

    Jon

    PS have seen a few more where you saw them down that straight on the way to your mums

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