Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Thank Quad For That !


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 sussex

sussex

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 1,364 posts
  • Location:southeast

Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

After last nights fiasco there was no way I was going without the ramps tonight ! I had planned to go to the same farm and sit in the seat in a bit of clearfell , but after a little scouting expedition this morning I decided to use one of the portable seats on a ride that cuts through the coppiced woodland .During my look about this morning it was plain to see where the deer were going ,their was fresh slot every where & a good deal of it was buck slot .So arriving over the farm at about three I set out to put the seat up ,not wanting to disturb the place to much I carried it down to the ride to find a suitable tree to rest it against , not always as easy as it sounds . Tree found & seat secured I went back for the important bits of kit ,dog ,gun ,etc .

The view from the seat was a fairly narrow one , if the deer did use this track tonight  any chance of a shot  would not be their for long .I would be able to see them approaching but would need to take the shot in a fairly small window ,either side of the clearing is two year old hazel & scrub birch .

Me & the trusty hound (lab) were in position by 5pm ,no wind again ,warm& muggy with the odd dark cloud we started our wait !.........6.15 the heads of three fallow does appeared  just above the scrub walking at right angles to the seat as the appeared in the shot window I gave a little bark just to see if they would stop...they did ..absolutely stock still I could have shot anyone of them , if a buck came this way & did the same it would be fairly simple task , the big word in this sentence is IF ....four or five minutes they stood their ears pricked & noses sucking air for any scent of danger they finally moved forward to disappear into the scrub in seconds...6.55 ...5does closely followed by 2 bucks jostling for position on the tight track through the scrub ,the does broke cover & as they crossed the clearing I was already  watching the bucks through the scope ready to try & stop them in the small clearing .The first buck stepped clear , I barked ....nothing , five or six steps he was gone , at the same time number two was already clear , this time I shouted a loud OY...two steps ,he paused , the red dot was already on his chest, he jumped as a puff of dust indicated the strike & he was gone ....

Even a deaf old coot like me couldn't fail to hear it crash in the scrub ,but that 15 min wait seems forever ....I got down from the seat , now almost dark , I put the collar on the dog & went over to the point of impact , blood , deep red & easy to follow I sat the dog up & slowly made my way into the tangle of trees , head torch to light the way , sticks & rifle in case it needed finishing , by the amount of blood it would almost certainly be dead ,I slowly pushed on & in ....found him ...dead as you could want .Three or four year old , nice condition  I  unloaded the rifle & started to drag him out .Once out of the scrub , after tripping twice & nearly poking my bloody eye out  I made it back to the clearing( I could swear that dog was smiling)...back up for the quad...heaven after last night ...I heaved it aboard tied it on & went to get the seat .By now it was chucking down but soon every thing was on for a slow ride back to the motor & home 5 min away ...gralloched at home , washed & tagged he made a respectable 125lb in the coldroom

 

...Attached File  view down the ride .JPG   257.4KB   2 downloadsAttached File  thank quad for honda !.JPG   134.76KB   2 downloads 



#2 tilfertilfer

tilfertilfer

    trainee bounty hunter

  • Donator
  • 2,347 posts
  • Location:Scarborough, n.yorks

Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:06 PM

nice read and nice pics , do you keep the antlers



#3 sussex

sussex

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 1,364 posts
  • Location:southeast

Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:41 AM

nice read and nice pics , do you keep the antlers

No not really I normally give them away .I think fallow wise there is one set on the shed ,a huge park animal & one boiled of head in the barn that if it was measured would only get a laugh ....anything with a really good set gets to keep them ..... :laugh:  :laugh:


  • tilfertilfer likes this

#4 THE STALKER

THE STALKER

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,217 posts
  • Location:SOMERSET

Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

Good wright up again Rich, your write ups are getting as good as your shooting . :laugh: :tongue2:



#5 Rob58

Rob58

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 188 posts
  • Location:Sussex

Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:17 AM

:thumbs:



#6 hutchey

hutchey

    Mega Hunter

  • Donator
  • 552 posts
  • Location:Tenterden

Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

good job, bet you never forget those ramps ever again though!



#7 seprim

seprim

    Born Hunter

  • Donator
  • 229 posts
  • Location:Kent

Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

hahahaha "I could swear that dog was smiling" :D

excellent read Rich and nice buck too

Andrew



#8 The one

The one

    Honorary Life President of the THL New Member Welcoming Committe

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,490 posts
  • Location:fiji

Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

Nice going mate 



#9 tilfertilfer

tilfertilfer

    trainee bounty hunter

  • Donator
  • 2,347 posts
  • Location:Scarborough, n.yorks

Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

 

nice read and nice pics , do you keep the antlers

No not really I normally give them away .I think fallow wise there is one set on the shed ,a huge park animal & one boiled of head in the barn that if it was measured would only get a laugh ....anything with a really good set gets to keep them ..... :laugh:  :laugh:

 

if you get any spare would you pm me i need some for the bairs school play i will pay pxp and a drink for you atb mel red and fallow needed thanks 



#10 Yokel Matt

Yokel Matt

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,077 posts
  • Location:North Somerset... O'arrrgh

Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:28 PM

I know the feeling when trying to push-me-pull-you a roe out the wood in the dark without coming a cropper let alone one of those buggers. Fair play.

#11 sussex

sussex

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 1,364 posts
  • Location:southeast

Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:35 AM

In days long gone Matt it never seemed a problem , just grab its headgear and pull ,now the bloody things grab hold of every obstacle ,every sapling , anything they can to cause you as much agg as possible ..................................................................nothing to do with age :whistling:  :whistling:


  • tilfertilfer likes this

#12 glogin

glogin

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 167 posts
  • Location:Glasgow

Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:20 PM

Well done are they good to eat before the rut?



#13 sussex

sussex

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 1,364 posts
  • Location:southeast

Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

Well done are they good to eat before the rut?

Yes ,when the ruts on fall blast they aren't the sweetest smelling thing on the planet (unless your a fallow doe ) but the game dealer takes them all .I normally cut 2 or 3 prickets  up for the freezer in august then top it up again end of nov  with yearling does which eat fabulous ..



#14 hutchey

hutchey

    Mega Hunter

  • Donator
  • 552 posts
  • Location:Tenterden

Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

making me hungry



#15 firthy

firthy

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • Location:essex

Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

Good read again almost feels like I'm there when I read it lol well done mate bet you loved having the quad


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users