Re: Accubond success
Mtsheep, hunt was central Spain, some 200 km. south of Madrid.
The rut was just starting in this area and I could hear some stags calling but not much movement. Place is pretty thick with trees and in fact the area shown in the picture was one of the clearest. Shot was taken between some branches of the trees on the side of the hill from which i was shooting, so apart from the usual care I had to check that no branch or twig was in front of the bullet for the whole travel.
Shot was taken prone from my rucksack.
The previous days I had been able to sneak up onto 2 deer at pretty close range, only way to see and assess them since they were inside the forest. Both turned out to be pretty small.
This is not a significant trophy for our standards but nevertheles a nice formed rack. I had a "tag" from last year when I did not get a chance to shoot so i was given another oportunity; this meant I could not bee too picky lest I left without shooting again and become a very nice donor to the owners of the land, giving away my money for nothing ¡¡
A clear example of the importance of LRH showed up. Another hunter was there and did not even shoot.. he says he saw a monster but could not take a shot since he was very far ( I reckon it was around 350-400 yds [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]).
The rut is the best time to hunt since as you know they become less shy. Of course there are better huntable areas where game is spotted much easier, but in this place I can assure you I spent hours with my binoc. I only saw 2 deer ( apart from the 2 I sneaked up on).
It is also typical during the winter to organize driven hunts with packs of dogs, so that game can be removed from the forest and bush , but that´s another story.....no LRH and too much luck involved.