ENGLAND: Roebuck In The Rut

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  1. RWilliams

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    DSC_0576 (1).jpg The roe rut is just beginning here, so I was out stalking on an arable farm in Dorset at first light this morning.
    The ground is typical downland; large rolling fields interspersed by hedge rows. Most of the crops haven't been harvested yet, so it wasn't easy to spotting deer.
    The first I saw were two fallow prickets; ideal cull animals, but not in season until 1 August. It was a shame as they were the first fallow I'd seen on this patch, although there are plenty in the area.
    I stalked on, and saw a roebuck chasing a doe in pea field. I managed to get within about 100 yards, and took the buck with a chest shot off sticks with my 7x57; he kicked out with his back legs but only went a couple of paces before he dropped.
    I've shot three other bucks so far, but the others have all been younger; this is the best head yet, so it will be cleaned and measured.
    Sorry about the angle of the photo; I'm not sure how to rotate it.
     
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    They look like stubby nosed Whitetails.

    Congratulations on your success. Nice buck
     
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    Congrats, that's a nice one !
     
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    Nice Roe, really starting to like the look of Roe deer. Would love to hunt them one day.
     
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    Good looking buck, congrats!

    @BRICKBURN that is the perfect description
     
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    Congrats and thanks for sharing! Nice looking buck. Roe is high on my list for future hunts!
     
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    Very nice roe!
     
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    Nice roe buck!
     

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    Nice!
     

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