Stalker shoots unusual roebuck in Scotland

Fieldsports Nation member Rod Entwistle shot a perruque buck in May 2023 on his ground in Berwickshire in the the Scottish Borders. He shot the animal with a custom .308, using Norma 150gr ammunition and off Viperflex sticks.

Rod first saw the buck in April 2023. He was out stalking with a friend at the time. “Unfortunately, the guy with me buck-fevered it at 60 metres,” he says. “I have been looking for it ever since and had assumed it was dead until a brief glimpse of it.”Rod headed out at 3am the following morning to try to get into the area under the cover of darkness. He says: “I was slowly moving along the track when I saw what I thought was a deer on the field/track edge. I waited to see if it would move so as not to spook anything else in the area. As the light gradually came up I could see it was the perruque that I’d been looking for. I waited for it to give me a quartering shot and it dropped on the spot.

“I cannot believe the size of the head. He was in poor body condition and can only have been a few days away from a terrible end. Glad to have put him out of his misery and to have a memory of a lifetime.”

Rod is going to have it shoulder mounted. “I have never seen one before and in all probability will never see one again,” he says.

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