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    Successful stalk for H4H first timer

    Stephen a friend of a member from Monmouth rifle range name was pulled from the hat
    where this years h4h shoot was hosted again by mike 8x57 off this site
    The prize was a stalk on roe buck or doe
    with both of us being pre occupied one way or another for the last few months
    today was arranged for his first ever stalk
    I welcomed Stephen at just after lunch time and after a cup of tea and a chat
    he was shown the rifle to get a feel of it and to try the trigger pull
    I was amazed how quickly he Sussed the straight pull system and the safety catch

    We headed out with the plan being a stalk on foot and to finish up in a highseat
    that very rarely let's me down
    Also as Stephen had never shot off sticks I did not want to put him in a position where
    we had a missed or wounded deer to deal with even though we had a pair of limulus
    fantastic quad sticks to use if a deer had presented itself
    my thinking that a high seat would give good support and time to take a shot

    we started the stalk on foot up the side of a 30 acre wood into the wind through a ride
    to take us out to the far side of the wood where there was a mix of pasture land and a
    recently late cut of maize where I knew deer had been frequenting
    we had just got out the far side and were having a good scan with the binos
    and as we moved off two deer shot across in front of us they had been lying up
    on the opposite side of the hedge as to where we had just came out
    A buck and a doe disappeared into the wood
    we carried on our stalk when all of a sudden we heard screaming and shouting from the
    next couple of fields turned out it was kids on a quad bike having a tear up I couldent
    belive it you never see a soul out there and this of all days

    Drastic action was needed as that was this part of the stalk ruined
    I opted to route march back to the truck as quick as possible and to relocate to
    a highseat on the side of another big wood but would we beat the light in time
    we got to the highseat with light in my estimation about half an hour left
    after about 10 to 15 minutes a doe appeared around 150 yards away too far and no
    back stop so I decided to sit it out and wait where I know deer usually appear in front
    the high seat on the edge of the wood 100 yards away
    sure enough about ten minutes later two more deer appeared right where I had hoped
    a buck that had cast and a doe
    we watched for a couple more minutes the doe went broadside and I instructed
    Stephen in his own time and only if he felt comfortable to take the shot
    A few seconds later the Blaser barked out and the doe crumpled from where she had
    Stood I told him to reload and he covered her for a minute but she was not going
    anywhere I made rifle safe and we got down from seat to approach the doe
    the bullet had gone in neatly behind the shoulder and exited in front of the far
    shoulder
    we took her back to the larder where I performed the gralloch and she weighed a
    healthy 38 pounds head and legs off
    we then sat down to a Sunday roast which finished the day off very nicely
    and Stephen made his journey back home
    it was a pleasure to meet Stephen and to provide this stalk for a good cause
    Stephen was an ex soldier who had served with the grenadier guards

    regards pete

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    Nice write up, great result, Waidmannsheil for the first deer ever!
    People's hobbies are more their measure's than are their jobs.

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    Very nice write up Pete and thanks once again for not only supporting the H4H fundraiser as you have done from the very start but for possibly introducing another potential newcomer to the sport. I am sure that you not only looked after Stephen in a grand fashion but sent him home full to the brim with Sunday dinner cooked by your good wife. She should be fed up of you by now bringing home waifs and strays and feeding them.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildboar1973 View Post
    Nice write up, great result, Waidmannsheil for the first deer ever!
    Thank you Michael
    regards pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    Very nice write up Pete and thanks once again for not only supporting the H4H fundraiser as you have done from the very start but for possibly introducing another potential newcomer to the sport. I am sure that you not only looked after Stephen in a grand fashion but sent him home full to the brim with Sunday dinner cooked by your good wife. She should be fed up of you by now bringing home waifs and strays and feeding them.
    Pleased to support the cause mike
    after 25 years of putting up with me she deserves a medal
    Regards pete

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    Pete, Textbook response to a sudden change in situation,shows how having some ground, along with an intimate knowledge of what may or may not produce, result,....A successful first stalk, with some real time coping/stalking demonstrated.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Well done all round.

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    Proper job mate .

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    Pete.

    Welldone mate, cracking job.

    Wel done Stephen on your first deer!

    hopefully catch up soon Pete

    ATB

    Jon

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    Well done Pete and Stephen

    Great result guys

    Atb

    Terry
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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