The property owner has given me a tip on an area where pigs had been digging up his land, so I set out on a pre-dawn search for the pigs. I don’t see any pigs, though, and head back to the car.
When I get there, I look way out to a distant hill. A small pale colour catches my interest.
The binoculars verify a couple of fallow deer feeding and even at this far distance I can see antlers. The stalk is on, and begins at a brisk pace as the morning is getting late.
My camera is soon in range to take a few distant photos of the deer. I soon swap it for the binoculars as the one menil animal looks like a very nice trophy buck. I don’t shoot bucks without good reason, but this turns out to be one I would like to get onto with the .308 Weatherby Mk V.
Getting myself to a bit closer than 200 yards, the Lamellar camouflage clothing performs very well again and with the Buck Commander backpack as my steady rest I wait and watch the buck through the scope set on nine power.
When the buck stands still, he is pole-axed to the ground with the 150-grain soft point projectile from the .308.
Wow, and it’s only four days into the start of the deer season. What a top buck to complement my awesome chocolate buck.