A little pricket roe buck, just what I was looking for. He's only a small chap but he should produce about 10 kgs of meat, which is 5 meals for hungry workers. It's a good start.
He's hanging in the chiller, and I'll butcher him in a week when the meat has had some time to relax and mature.
The little buck had the last laugh as I had to drag him a mile back to a track, where I could then pick him up with my truck. I was red in the face, sweating and puffing, even with frequent rest stops. I had better work on my cardio and dragging technique before the next stalk.
Dakota gets very excited by a successful hunt, and she likes to check on the bounty -
She knows a deer means liver for breakfast.
No time to sit on my laurels. There are 50 meals to make so I'm going to need a few more deer. And there 3 more food groups to source. At least I won't get out of breath harvesting vegetables.