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    One of those days....

    Having had yesterday's plans scuppered by food poisoning, I was happy to see sunshine upon waking up this morning.

    Drive to permission. 2 hours. (Not including standing like a lemon in SGC for 15 minutes waiting to be served).

    Sit in the cold for a couple of hours, no sign of any wildlife, let alone deer.

    Go for a quick walk into the woods to warm up a bit, only to come face to face with a Roe doe, which promptly scarpered the second I attempted to mount my rifle.

    Sit in the cold for a couple more hours. Still no sign of any wildlife.

    Drive home.

    I think I might be doing it incorrectly!

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    Keep at it Scrooloose. Sometimes it's just nice to be out. These animals have their life on the line, I bet there was a few of them there that sensed you before you had any idea they were there. Will make it even sweeter when you get one.

    All the best,


    Scott

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    go back with a map,bobble hat n kagoole youl see loads .get your rifle out n theyl all run off

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    I know it's Christmas but you weren't walking about in a santa hat with a little bell on top were you, that's bound to give the game away

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    I went up to check the feeders on our pheasant syndicate the other day so I thought I would take along the rifle incase a doe presented itself to me.
    I got there before daylight and sat in the truck overlooking a good bit of ground where I had seen roe before.
    Just after first light there about 500 meters in front of me two does munching away at the clover.
    I watched them through the binos as they slowly made their way across the field towards me .
    I got out of the truck with my rifle and got behind some bales,a perfect place for a perfect shot should they come into range.
    However this was not to be as the wind was right behind me and after about 5 minutes their heads where up and noses twitching and they ambled back into the wood they had come from.
    Well it was good to see them and maybe get a chance another day.

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    Yesterdays visit to grounds having marginal conditions at best on arrival, AM stalking nothing seen, PM, we declared a washout @ 2.30, left for home nursing a badly sprained ankle, & to add insult to injury, the pub in the first village was all in darkness, still,on the bright side I have a letter in hand this morning, inviting me for interview in the new year!, so maybe ageism is not alive & well!.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    best of luck with your interview,hope it goes well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrooloose View Post
    Having had yesterday's plans scuppered by food poisoning, I was happy to see sunshine upon waking up this morning.

    Drive to permission. 2 hours. (Not including standing like a lemon in SGC for 15 minutes waiting to be served).

    Sit in the cold for a couple of hours, no sign of any wildlife, let alone deer.

    Go for a quick walk into the woods to warm up a bit, only to come face to face with a Roe doe, which promptly scarpered the second I attempted to mount my rifle.

    Sit in the cold for a couple more hours. Still no sign of any wildlife.

    Drive home.

    I think I might be doing it incorrectly!
    I see where you fell short there.
    Did you not try making a noise like a carrot.......... ?

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