UKSHA ....no hijack of lost roe thread

sauer

Well-Known Member
Well.......I dunnoe if I'm the bloody jinx or what?

I commented on the lost roe thread .....then went out last night and ended up in similar situation .


So roe Buck destroying farmers asparagus ...he has to go ....been few fleeting glances of him but he kept a low profile .....go to said farm ..I live next door so handy .....sit where I think I can get a safe shot with the current wind....watch a couple does & as they often do the ghost has appeared 140 yds right in front of me .....so rifle already on bipod ( grass park along a Woodside ) , I'm up on an elevated Jill shooting down into the ground .
Beast feeding / browsing left to right , stops momentarily side on & I fire .....hear the "thump" and in the scope watch beast jump up & kick back legs out , then he hits the deck and runs to my right & out of view due to poly tunnels ....I'm thinking I'll wait 5 minutes then get carcass , thinking heart shot or rear lung .
Walk in along grass verge no,sign ....not worried thinking it's gone into the wood and brambles .....I have my lab in the car 5 mins away go get her ....she's not trained for deer , was a grouse keepers dog for picking up etc , but she's helped me get 3 deer that run into cover .

Now I'm thinking just get carcass but I took rifle and flashlight and dog on a normal lead ...light seriously going now ....dog goes 40yds from shot is the then turns into wood and cover 10yds and here's Buck lying under a tree , Buck up & over a burn into heavy cover brambles etc and dog yanks lead out my hand , she got 10 yds and I called her back and she obeyed .....

So it's now last light , I've bumped a deer I thought I had hit clean & the lights now gone .... Now what ?
The helpless feeling of waste & not wanting something to suffer

I thought o pf UKSHA & had the number ...now or never .

So got hold of George ..told him the saga ....he says they have a seminar in Dalkeith next day and friend from Germany is over can he come too? More the merrier experienced hands on deck the better I thought .
So 07:30 this morning guys arrived , head straight to area , talk thru it again and ok, dog n rifle prepped and real close going over shot site ,

Dog showing interest in a bit in the grass, ....George shows us a piece of gut .....


my heart sinks .....must have pulled the shot , but didn't feel like it.....anyway I'm thinkng the way it was not far from shot site under a tree when dog & I bumped it I'm know thinking towards finding a carcass ....not a still alive suffering beast sat up all night ....well I'm thinking hopefully.
Pacha I think the dog was called a Hanoverian.... A right solid muscular beast o a thing plods on the exact track my dog did .....along parallel with wood then turns in and straight to the tree....then another 5 yds to the burn ...walks up n down working the edge but keeps returning to where the beast jumped over ....ok
Over the burn & I say to George I pulled back at this point so can't help anymore .
Dog works slowly through the the brambles and back towards the access road that goes through the the farm .......

Well 5 minutes later & a total as crow flies of maybe 150yds from the shot site is the carcass .....the shot bout 2.5" to 3" too far back gut shot , but beast is stone cold so didn't suffer all night ...

the relief at getting it , the sorrow at fecking it up & losing the venison ....I've skinned and dressed out all the ribs and green ....it will get minced up of dog food .

So , I didn't think I'd pulled the shot , rifle is still zero , did the beast take a step as I fired ? Don't think so but it was slowly browsing left to right & I was close to trying a shout to stop it .

So that's the 2nd time in 12 years I've left a beast out all night because. I couldn't find it , it's not a nice feeling .

I must thank UKSHA & George& his German pal , a real nice gent
Unreal watching this dog do its stuff , and 10 minutes job done.



No more tearing up the asparagus for this lad

I do think could have found it with my dog and light this morning but how long would it have taken us ?

I won't hesitate to call again & peaked my interest in what can be done

Thanks again lads.

Paul
 
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ILoveBambi

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Nice write up & well done admitting you messed up the shot but full credit for realising what you had done & getting the experts in. A good dog is truly worth its weight in gold
ILB
 

jackfish

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Great work guys, a good open honest post about how it can go wrong no matter how careful you are. Well done!

Bryan
 

JAYB

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Site Staff
Well done, a good write up, George and Pascha are the best double act since laurel and Hardy :D

John
 

countrryboy

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Well done to george and pascha again.

Just wondering. Do u think the buck would of laid up where u moved it from the first time if u had left it longer initially before following?
And i know its 1 of those things that u'll never ever really know, just best guess?
 

6pointer

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That's a fair point Countrry Boy and will make a few think about the short wait of 5 - 10 mins .Still great write up and well done to UKSHA Top job.
 

sauer

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Well done to george and pascha again.

Just wondering. Do u think the buck would of laid up where u moved it from the first time if u had left it longer initially before following?
And i know its 1 of those things that u'll never ever really know, just best guess?

Very possible .... highly likely I think ... o my moved as bumped when I went in to retrieve what I thought for sure was a carcass
It was probably a good 15 minutes by time I got dog out motor & bumped it ...
Obviously not enough ... if I had any doubts on the shot I would have waited .
But felt good looked good , thought from the jump & rear kick o the legs it was either rear lung or heart shot but no .... zero is good I've checked it ...
Must have pulled it

Paul
 

KeithE

Member
Interesting write up with a successful ending and good work from UKSHA, nice to know they are a phone call away.
 

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