I literally just got back from Scotland this morning; kit unpacked and in the wash, rifle thoroughly cleaned and –now- photos downloaded to the computer! I hope that these few pics may be of interest to some of you...
Hunted Mon-Thu getting a red stag on each of the 1st three days and a young spiker sika stag yesterday morning…..an excellent trip!!
I’ve attached a few photos……apologies - my face is obscured due to my ‘internet-shyness’; but I’ve let the cheesy grins show!:
Mon…..182m/ 200yds ….relatively easy stalk / crawl through bracken. Shot taken from top right of photo across the shallow valley. Bipod resting on rucksack in order to get high enough for a shot from the bracken.
Tue….best stalk / shot of the trip…..stag roaring on the ridge edge surrounded by his hinds….you can see how wet I am from crawling!
244m / 267yds wind full value 20-30mph channeling from right down the intervening gully…..very demanding and satisfying fieldcraft/stalk and shot!
Wed….200m / 219yds …the best head I was able to take.. …required a long crawl in full view of the beasts with only one foot high heather for cover…!