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Shooting deer at Chatsworth


paulstefan 10 509 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 4:12PM
...with a camera of course Wink

Does anyone out there on EPZ know if there are any locations at Chatsworth where deer generally gather?

I'm looking to take some deer-in-the-mist shots and would welcome any location suggestions from those that may have found any good spots and willing to share.

Thanks for any advice,
Paul

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csurry
12 9.2k 92
26 Sep 2008 4:42PM
You could try Bradgate Paul, a little south of Chatsworth, Jun of M1 signposted Ashby and A511. Only head the other way towards Leicester.

There is a quite "famous" shot from there by Mark Hamblin of deer in mist.

Not sure how accessible or easy to find the deer at Chatsworth are, for instance, at Calke abbey they are in a separate area not open to public.

Found the image here

At least he told me it was taken at Bradgate Wink
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 4:56PM
as Cheryl staes not a bad place to visit for the deer
Best time is early morning before the dog walkers etc; disturbe them + there is a good chance of early morning mist at the moment
Use the Linton village entrance
see here

Adrian
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 4:59PM
They often gather in and around the trees above and left of the approach road to the house. 255 710 on the White Peak map.
paulstefan 10 509 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:02PM
Thanks. I would prefer Chatsworth as it's a lot closer (just 5 miles from my house) Smile so easier get to.

Thanks for the tip, Chris. Will get the map out and take a look.
Cheers, Paul
csurry
12 9.2k 92
26 Sep 2008 5:03PM

Quote:Thanks. I would prefer Chatsworth as it's a lot closer (just 5 miles from my house) so easier get to.



Lazy!
paulstefan 10 509 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:06PM
LOL!
Not really, I just like convenience
Grin
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:10PM
Sunday afternoons at Chatsworth House are pretty good for Old Dears if that's any good Wink
paulstefan 10 509 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:18PM
Errr....hmmmm....aahhhh....errrrrr.....hmmmm....thanks Barrie
Wink
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:19PM
...and plenty of hinds & harts Wink
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:22PM
We may see a new sport at next year's show. Shooting Old Dears. That'll be in the arena straight after the Shooting The Staked Out Rabbit competition.
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:36PM

Quote:Sunday afternoons at Chatsworth House are pretty good for Old Dears if that's any good


I trust you weren't referring to Debbie at all Barry Wink

Adrian
tezmarsden 7 88 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:45PM
Hello Paul, being a local lad like yourself i will try and help you out.If you go over the cattle grid at Calton Lees look right on the other side of the river you may see them on the tree line failing that continue to the top of the hill and look left to a small group of trees,. you sometimes see them there.Hope this is of help.Have you had any joy seeing the deer on Stanton if not i know a feww places to see them.Cheers tez.
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 6:08PM

Quote:Have you had any joy seeing the deer on Stanton


They're often to be found in Cambridge Wood during the day but you need to find a quiet, hidden spot and wait for them to come to you.
paulstefan 10 509 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 7:11PM
Thanks Tez and Chris.

Cambridge Wood is even closer - I can walk there from my gaff
Grin

Cheers, Paul

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