Nice videos on double rifle on Highland deer..

keith rippin

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#3
It looked as if the second stag had been gralloched in the field and then dragged through the peat hags, heather etc which would surely impact on the cleanliness of the carcase - I would have expected a deer sled or pony to be used if the Argo could not reach the location (or am I perhaps being impractical)
 

CarlW

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#4
It looked as if the second stag had been gralloched in the field and then dragged through the peat hags, heather etc which would surely impact on the cleanliness of the carcase - I would have expected a deer sled or pony to be used if the Argo could not reach the location (or am I perhaps being impractical)
As you say, very often this is not practical in the Highlands.

Kind regards,

Carl
 

dlz90

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#10
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#12
Guide colour of surrounding vegetation, the Rifles stand out like rat poo in a sugar bowl!
Sometimes too much emphasis is placed on camouflage.
It's more about movement, smell and hearing than colours.
When out rabbiting with my air rifle I sometimes practice stalking in as close as I can before they sense me.
Wearing jeans and a grey top, I have gotten to within 10yds of some bunnies before they sensed me.
You also get black spots on the hills, be it burns, peat hags or moss on boulders so dark clothing isn't too bad.

Ed
 
#13
2nd stag had a change of headgear and coat colour also between being shot and being found, lol!
You're correct.
The culled beast ended up facing up the hill whilst the one the stalking team recovered was facing down hill.
Having been involved with filming articles for the Forth Bridge I can say that there were scenes filmed four or five times before the film crew were happy so it doesn't surprise me that it was a different stag.

Ed
 
#14
Great film just a pity there were no subtitles!

At a rough guess this was filmed somewhere around the Crianlarich - Tyndrum possibly Dalmally area.
My reasoning is, as they are taking their practise shots, the railway bridge in the background has similar construction to those in the area..
No I'm not a train anorak- I just know my bridges.

Ed
 
#15
Sometimes too much emphasis is placed on camouflage.
It's more about movement, smell and hearing than colours.
100% +1

I used to shoot rabbits in an abandoned quarry. You'd walk down and all the rabbits would scatter. You'd sit down, stay sat down, and ten minutes later all the rabbits would come back out again and not know you were there.
 

Husky

Active Member
#18
I believe you shouldn't use your rifle muzzle either, but looking at the film, the camera crew got to the stag first so probably used a boom mic to check :)
 

howa243

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#19
Makes me a little annoyed every time I see someone on video taking a shot with no hearing protection. Tinitus for 40 years can do that to you.
 

Heym SR20

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#20
Camoflage - doens't matter on the colour - most deer see in black and white according to the scientists. Certainly I have hunted in blaize orange and doesn't seem to make any difference in whether or not they can see you. Critical is keeping down wind and not being spotted moving.
 

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