Roebuck Hunting at Sunset: Patience pays off

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On this episode of Great British Shooting Ian Harford is out in the British countryside with Owen Beardsmore once again roebuck hunting on a beautiful late July evening.

The fields are gold and the roebucks are running it’s the perfect time to spend out in the Great British countryside. With the rut now underway and a promising weather forecast, Ian and Owen are optimistic for the day ahead. Today, they will be focusing their attention on one particular old roebuck that dominates the surrounding woodland. The key will be to call in a doe and the buck will surely follow.

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The plan will be to stalk out into the forest, paying close attention to the nearby fields, the crops have yet to be cut, so there is plenty of vegetation. Ian and Owen begin by scanning the field margins for bucks out in their territories. Owen puts a great deal of time into reconnaissance and knows where the bucks have established themselves.

With daylight fading, although unsuccessful in harvesting the buck, Ian and Owen have had an amazing evening stalking. It can be frustrating, but this is what the rut is all about. It has been fascinating to see how the buck reacted to the calls and watching it follows the doe around in the crop fields. With the night fast approaching, it’s time to call it a day and head home.

A few days later, Ian and Owen return for another exciting roebuck hunting adventure. After some changeable weather, the conditions are ideal for stalking. They don’t waste any time and head back out once again.

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As the evening went on, Ian sets up his rifle on his shooting sticks as Owen begins to call. It soon grabs the attention of the Wiley old buck. Ian doesn’t let the opportunity pass and carefully squeezes the trigger, the shot hits perfectly and the buck is ethically dispatched.

After a few days of challenging stalking and hunting, Ian and Owen were able to successfully harvest their old roebuck. It has been another fantastic outing in the Great British countryside.

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