We took a wander further around the edge of the new plantation as the wind was not helping us blowing across our backs. I took us through as much dead ground and cover as possible, my old platoon sgt would have been proud of me!
A painstaking approach of about 2 metres a minute through beds of dried leaves ensure a silent and scent free approach. There was the doe ahead, about 100 yards ish. as Damian was trying to confirm her sex I spied ye olde fallen log trick deeper inside the wood. It was the Buck lying down with his back to us. Only lifting his head to take the air. I put Damian onto it and let him line up. It wasnt much of a choice, a neck or texas heart shot.
I squeeked on the buttalo to get him to lift his head long enough for a shot and Damian centred his .243 Remington 700 on Bambis neck.
Bang! down his head went and his body kicked a few times the stopped.
We waited about 5 minutes for the Doe to leave and silently approached the deer pacing out along the way.
The shot was taken at around 85 yards.
A good shot and as the entry wound shows bang on for the money, a shot I would have struggled with and one I would have expected more experienced shots to have problems with.
About 50 pounds weight dressed out.