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Yokel Matt

Muddy management

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I was out at dawn on Saturday for a doe or two in what started off as a cold and frosty day. It was just what I was after as I’d just invested in a harkila pro-hunter jacket & trouser set.. all be it a good quality second hand, but it was still a wad and I was looking forward to getting my money’s worth!

As I hoped, two does were in the field I expected them to be but the opposite side and a good 300m away across open ground. The one furthest away had a bad limp so, cursing the decision to wear my new clobber, i got on my hands and knees and crawled towards them trying to narrow the gap. 


I got to within 150 of the uninjured doe who was also moving towards me - I could have shot her a dozen times but the other was the priority and stayed put so I tried my luck and pressed on getting muddier with each movement. At 120m the closer doe decided it had had enough and ran back to towards the other barking. At 225m to the injured one I gave the turret 5 clicks and thumped her right in the chest. The other stood stock still at 240 so a quick bolt cycle and thump, spot on in the chest as well. Delighted with both shots and relieved the injured doe showed no other health problems a dragged them back to the truck which warmed me up nicely!


Back at the larder the extent of the injury was more obvious and certainly justified the muddy gear... at least it was second hand to start with!




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Nice going getting both of them mate and ending the injured ones suffering 

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Judging by the bone healing and muscle wastage it looks to have happened a while ago. Amazing how they get by with an injury like that. 

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And that’s the difference between a stalker, and a shooter, well done Matt it is worth the effort, i wouldn’t have slept for a while, if I hadn’t at least tried to dispatch it, good shooting as well, 

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21 hours ago, forest of dean redneck said:

How you both get on? 👍

Had 14 in total this weekend mate👍 The dealer only had room for 6 so I brought the rest back. No bother though as I’ve got a few landowners with their hands out so it’s going to be a busy week for or so for me in the game larder!

Will get a post up on it when the exhaustion wears off😵



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Good spot - he wasn’t from Dorset though. We had at Tim’s Friday afternoon along with a roe👍

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