Summer Roebuck Stalking in Cornwall
A warm summer evening in the Cornish Countryside provides a perfect opportunity to be out stalking Roebuck. With picturesque rolling hills and valleys, wildlife here flourish and Roebuck roam freely, this really is a deer stalkers paradise.
The team is quite accustomed to these grounds having stalked Roebuck here previously and it is not long before they spot the first deer through the Hawke Frontier ED X 10×42 Binoculars. With the perfect balance between weight and optical performance when stalking on foot, the Frontier range takes the hard work out of stalking.
A Roe Doe and a kid meander out in the field, it is great to see deer out feeding, particularly the next generation coming through. The doe is not disturbed by the teams’ presence and continues to sit out in the long grass as they move on in their attempt to find a buck.
This Roebuck stalk marks the first outing with the Sauer 100 Pantera rifle, topped with the latest generation Hawke Frontier 2.5-15×50 Riflescope.
It is important to constantly scan the fields and margins for movement as the deer are constantly moving around, particularly when the evening is drawing in. The Hawke Endurance LRF 1500 Laser Range Finder to give Ian the range data for key landmarks within his arc of fire. This will allow Ian to make a quick shot if the opportunity presents itself.
The guide knows his ground intimately, where the deer are and their likely movements. It is a testament to the work he puts in throughout the year.
As the evening comes to a close they spot a beautiful young 6 point buck being followed by a young doe. He needs more time to mature and so they wave him a fond farewell. A fabulous evening but the team will reconvene in the morning and try their luck again.
The following morning a thick cover of fog and a slight wind makes things a little more difficult. Despite the weather, the guide is confident the team will see a buck here that has made this valley his home for the past few weeks. This is where putting the time in your reconnaissance really pays off.
Ian spots a chestnut patch in the valley below and they are confident it is the buck they have been looking for. They make their way down the hedge line, using the wall ahead to cover their approach.
FRONTIER ED X 10x42Extra-low Dispersion glass | Dielectric Coating | Phase Corrected
Fully Multi-Coated optics to produce sharp images. Focus knob with 1.5 turn - close focus 8.2ft/2.5m. High resolution Phase Corrected BAK-4 roof prisms. Water repellent coating on objective lenses. Lightweight rubber coated magnesium alloy chassis. Stay-on lens covers for maximum lens protection. Replaceable twist-up eye cups with position stopsFind Out More
ENDURANCE 1500OLED Display | Wide Angle | Illumination
Fully Multi-Coated optical system BK-7 prisms. 6× magnification and an adjustable dioptre. OLED display with red illuminated icons. High light transmission with true colour optics. Standard/Horizontal Distance/Angle/Rain/Hunt modes Wide Angle optical system – 420ft/140m @ 1000yds. Measure distances accurate to +/- 1 metre/yard. Auto shut off battery save feature.Find Out More
FRONTIER 30 SF 2.5-15×5030mm | Side Focus | Illumination
21 layer Fully Multi-Coated 6× ratio optical system. Side focus control for parallax adjustment. 30mm mono-tube chassis for superior strength. Long eye relief for high recoil and magnum calibres. Glass etched reticle with red illumination. 6 levels of brightness with off positions in-between. ¼ MOA exposed Zero Lock 'n' Stop turrets (Patent Pending). Zoom ring with thumb lever and locking ocular.Find Out More