Daily booked the hunt only for the Beceite ibex, and when he got his 225.5 CIC gold medal trophy on the second day, Daily asked if there was anything else to hunt. Rosich suggested they travel to Château de Laplanque in France. Didier Roques Rogery, who runs France Safaris at Château de Laplanque with his son and wife, said they had some great fallow trophies. Daily says that normally he would have balked at six hours cooped up in a car while traveling to France, but "Bruno is just a prince of a guy. He's easy to get along with...like they say, I arrived as a stranger and left as a friend."
Daily says both hunts were conducted similarly, driving and glassing until they spotted a likely animal, then stalking. The ibex was the tougher of the two as it was in the mountains, though he says, "The mountains are not as brutal as British Columbia. There are good roads, and you can drive most of the way." Additionally he says the ibex "weren't real spooky." They glassed it 600 to 700 yards out, then stalked to within 150 yards for the shot.
They spotted the fallow while walking through fields on the grounds of Château de Laplanque. At first they saw what appeared to be only a big downed tree. But then Rosich noticed some of the lower branches moving and realized that it was a fallow stag. As they circled around through the woods........(continued)