I got back in tonight from a great night on the hill.
Today I decided to check out some new country that on paper looked fairly good. Got there at 2 pm with plenty of time to settle in and get familiar.
Then around 4.30 I spotted a small stag feeding and rubbing. Distance 400 M on the button. He seemed to be paying the bush nearby some attention and a few minutes later another stag stepped out with goat styled horns. Because he was just trash I started getting setup for a shot .He needed to be taken out of the gene pool so I was ranging a final time when I caught more movement and panned the Leicas to see this big guy with a hind. Distance 321M.
Got the video rolling and checked the knobs dialing 4 up with .96 cosine downhill. Deep breath.... Booooooommmm !!!
I hear that magnificent whack and the deer bolts about 40 m before falling over backwards stone motherless !!
Not really knowing what I had other than a nice stag, I ran over there to find this..
28 inches long and about 25 wide. A nice head to start the Sambar year off !
The big 300 SMK did some major work on the offside front wheel !
The solo carry out was a heart breaker.. trust me !
Another one for the EDGE !