About five years ago I had never been out to roe deer and several friends told me that, from the way I understood hunting, the day I tried it I would no longer leave it. And since I am sure that my case is not an exception, I have allowed myself to write these lines that I hope will be useful for those people who start or want to start in this modality.
I have always liked hunting with my dog in my own air, without anyone organizing or telling me where to go and I have found it in the stalk of the roe deer, although without a dog.
Going out, day after day, in search of the roe deer is something difficult to describe; You are studying his wishes, where he comes out, what time he does it, how long he lets himself be seen and when you already decide that the specimen is worth it, you go looking for him and, of course, that day does not appear or appears briefly and does not give you time to nothing and that makes you itch more and more.
It is an exciting hunting mode in which you alone have to make all the decisions and it takes place in spring and early summer, when you cannot hunt other species and the field is full of green everywhere. In addition, since you hunt very slowly and looking a lot, you discover a lot of animals in their breeding season seeing the nests of the birds, the recently hatched rays, the rabbits and lebrates, etc.
I’m talking about something more than hunting deer
It is an ideal time to try to control predators and if you have permits for the fox, the wild boar or both species in the preserve, you should not hesitate to control their population, since they do enough damage to the pigs in the first days of life.
Something that very few of us do is manage roe deer and, if the population is large, it should be done to make room for other animals. The abundance of roe deer makes it possible for any male to cover them, without any natural selection, so that the population is of poorer quality. Females that, in addition, get older and end up being sterile.
And since its meat has a high nutritional level, it is important to avoid destroying it by aiming at the neck, instead of the knuckle, which is where the males should be targeted to ensure collection. My hunting crew leases reserves and together we manage the roe deer that live there.
At the beginning we invested many hours of seeing wants, looking for them and locating them. We do not like to buy a seal and that they take you by the hand to a deer that is already located and you just have to try to cut it down.
It is much more beautiful to hunt alone or with a companion and look for an animal that you have already seen in previous outings. The most gratifying thing about this type of hunting is that you hunt a lot but you kill little, since in most of the days you do not kill any specimen but you have been looking for it, prescribing it and even photographing it and the enjoyment is almost the same as the day you kill it.
BEWARE OF THE PIGS!
On numerous occasions, especially from the month of May, it is easy to discover a female and that she does not leave you; that it goes around you barking at you, but without leaving.
In this case it is best to walk away because there are many possibilities that you have a recently calved corcino and that it is lying down and you are not seeing it.
Always try to get away by disturbing as little as possible and, of course, without touching the corcino. Similarly, if we discover a corcino alone, without its mother, we should not think that it has been abandoned.
It is not necessary to touch it nor to take it because its mother will walk nearby and if you touch it it can repudiate it and it will die in a few days.
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE STRAIGHT
Of course, with so little time hunting this species, I am not the best one to give lessons to anyone but I will try to describe the things that I have been learning in my short career as a roe hunter.
Since I started hunting, not the roe deer but any species, I was taught that hunting must be found where you would like to be at this time. I mean, in the middle of July you will not go to the sun in the middle of a stubble at 35 degrees or in winter at 4 below zero you will not get into a shadow.