Friday, 27 July 2007
Well last night I took the boss' lad out for a quick trip around one of my woods in Sussex.
Despite him being a 16 year old lad with all the patience of a beggar on speed we did see deer.
I saw a lovely Roe Doe early on in the stalk, she was lovely in colour and responded well to the buttolo call.
I trekked as slowly around getting the wind into our faces as I could. I let the lad walk on with my .22 to see if he could knock a rabbit on the head for my dogs supper. Eventually we were within 10 minutes walk of the end of the stalk and he was tearing on ahead. We entered a clearing and as he turned for yet another loud Q&A session on why all the rabbits ran away when they heard him out popped the Doe from earlier.
"SHH!" I cried to suppress him, and that second an astonishing Buck appeared behind her.
He looked a lot like the one at the top of this post. I'll save him for a paying client! Still nice to get another lad interested in the outdoors.
More to follow.
This is the pair of rifles I usually use, a nice medium weight full stocked CZ 550 in 6.5 swede and I let the client carry that. I use a lightweight CZ 527 in 7.62 X 39 (Yes the famous AK47 round) I have to hand load to achieve the minimum legal deer limit for England and Wales but for our small deer here it is ideal. It weighs little and also uses the same bullet as I reload for my .303 stalking rifle.