Fallow deer have been native to the UK shores for more than 1,000 years.Fallow deer are active throughout the day but peak activity is at dawn and dusk. In this episode, we follow Steve Wild on a magnificent early January morning stalking in Lincolnshire for fallow deer.
In the previous episode, we joined Ian Harford stalking roebuck in Hampshire. Today, It’s Steve’s turn for an epic stalking adventure as he’s agreed to help out his good friend, Ben Smith with a fallow doe cull.
Steve begins the day scouting up in a highseat surrounded by the stunning wilderness of Lincolnshire. Designed for active hunters in a multitude of environments, whether Steve is sat in a high seat, or stalking a forestry area. The highly advanced Realtree Max-5 camo works perfectly in the subdued colours of winter, with layers of detail and shadowing to add depth.
It isn’t long until a group of fallow does are a short distance from Steve’s highseat. He sets his Blaser R8 Professional Success and patiently waits for the right moment for a safe shot to be presented. Steve doesn’t waste an opportunity and is successful in harvesting his first fallow doe of the day.
Following the success in the highseat Steve heads out woodland stalking. Deer stalking, or stalking game as a whole is not a skill that can be learned overnight. It takes plenty of time and self determination in the field and out in the woods. Steve has spent many years learning the art of stalking and it isn't too long before Steve finds a large gathering of fallow does.
As the day goes on more success comes to Steve, as he is able to several more does, bringing his total to nine.
Fallow deer populations require careful management to maintain health and quality to ensure a sustainable balance with their environment.
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