Paul Childerley is in the Wicklow hills battling the Irish weather to get onto a sika stag in the rut. He’s keen to experience the eerie whistling and argy bargy that make this a magical time of year in these awe-inspiring mountains. After a lung-busting climb and some close calls, Paul finally gets the opportunity for a shot…

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