1st NORFOLK STAG

Hi all,

Just got back from Norfolk tonight after a invite down by a friend to have ago for my 1st Norfolk stag so here is how it went.

On Friday night when I arrived the weather was just rubbish the wind and rain was very hard so I was shown which high seat to try and it was a pretty high lean to seat above 3.5 meters I was told. I sat in it with the wind blowing the tree to which it was fasterned too that hard I don't think I could off taken a shot so dark came and that was no stag show ( I don't blame them).

So Saturday morning was a early start in the high seats by 5am and the weather was better so fingers crossed I thought in the dark. Around 6ish I heard a stag call but no where near me so by 7 I was starting to loose hope abit as my host had said if nothing showed by 7.30 they were not coming.
BUT at little time after 7 a stag just appeared walking along the wood edge in front of me and was walking through a gap into another field and it would not stop walking so I took a shot and it dropped on the spot with no movement I was well chuffed as I was using my 300RUM for the 1st time on quarry , the shot placement was good so I stayed in the seat as I know my friend would come to see what was shot.
It took him a while to arrive as he was around 600yards away in another seat but the same time he arrived I noticed movement from where the stag layed and bugger me it got back up and walked through the gap where it crossed and stood in the field in front of me as if not it had not been shot to which I shot it again to which it did not move again.

now here are some pictures of the 2 shots the 1st shot was behind front leg so how did this stag get up after a while and walk looking unscathered??


norfolk stag1.jpg norfolk stag.jpg norfolk stag2.jpg

thank you to my mate for the invite.

regards chris
 

bazil

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Well done nice beast, don't they do the most amazing things to get back up like that who knows nice write up bazil
 

chrisc

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Well done, is that your custom 7x64? What type of stock is it?

hello cumbrian 1 the rifle I used is not my 7x64 but I Christenson arms ultimate hunter in 300 RUM and it has a KKC stock on it which is very comfy and practical to use.

regards chris
 

chrisc

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to spud

I will next time I am down , I don't surpose you have any 300 RUM cases have you.

regards chris
 

finnbear270

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A good read, Some really don't want to let go of life,... Noble beasts, as to your shaky high seat, I can remember a similar one on Arran, I really would not have liked to have fallen from it, you could see into the briefing room at the Auchrannie from it!:D
 

chrisc

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A good read, Some really don't want to let go of life,... Noble beasts, as to your shaky high seat, I can remember a similar one on Arran, I really would not have liked to have fallen from it, you could see into the briefing room at the Auchrannie from it!:D

the seat was 1st class but the wind was very wild .
 

Mr. Gain

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A good result. Thanks for sharing.

I'm glad you got the chance to put him down with a second bullet without any dramas but the performance of the first bullet is certainly puzzling.

It would be interesting to know what light the gralloch shed on the effect of the first shot -what internal damage did it do? did the bullet penetrate completely? did it stay together?-, and also to know the bullet type and weight, the range to the animal, and how long he stayed down for before getting up again. Was there a lot of blood where you first dropped him?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm sure I'm not the only armchair anatomist/ballistician wanting to ask them!
 

arron

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am i correct inthinking the first shot was heart/lung to which it later got back up and the fatal second shot was a neck shot ? just shows how you cant take it for granted it is dead eh ! well done for a cracking second shot under pressure .
 
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