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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: in our middle field  Reply with quote

This morning. These two. Seven in our top field last night with the horses. At this rate I will be buying fodder in August
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing creatures though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very much so.  two red stags in velvet taken on my mobile through the driving rain LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to get one or two of them freezer tame.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a sight -shame about the weather  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
You need to get one or two of them freezer tame.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here that close they would be in freezer very fast. They do look fantastic
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get Roe's but Reds must be fantastic  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're out in the sticks surrounded by forestry but live in what must be the few deer free areas in the country.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are stunning animals especially when they are fully antlered - those to are still in velvet - and of course we have a lot of them - Exmoor has the highest population of Red deer in the UK second only to Scotland - and we are not far behind so we are used to seeing them all the time - nearly got knocked off the quad by one one October - a split second earlier and we would both have been dead as it literally had to jump over the bonnet
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pic- I bet you could get a lot of interest from deer hunters willing to pay.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, they wouldn't have to do much stalking - we have the 7 that like to graze our top field and that lay up in our woods at night then these two are new to us.  As much as i moan about my loss of grass i do like to see them they are stunning animals, but we leave it to the hunt to take out those animals that need culling - hence only 7 in our top field and not the 8 we have had for the last few years. and yes, quite a bit of venison comes our way


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