I have been in the UK for five years now. I was the only child born outside of the UK, the youngest born in RSA, I left SA five years ago due to violence that effected me personally, when the family in UK found out they said that I should come to UK, and I did, my wife and I packed up and sold everything and made the trip to the UK. The exchange rate was not in our favour so our life savings became a mere pittance when we received our travellers cheques and cash in pounds, lucky we had family to help us out. I used to collect firearms in Johannesburg and belonged to several shooting clubs and conservation clubs. I used to collect mainly the old black powder (smoking sticks), I also used to have a few standard rifles .44mag lever action, 12g / 11m side by side, .22 .577 parker hale, 9mm, 38spl, .357, to name a few, and used to shoot at least 4 times a months. In the months of May to August I used to go hunting at different farms, from the northern Cape to north of South Africa, I also hunted in Zimbabwe when I was a lot younger, hunting mainly Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest, Blesbok, Warthog, Duiker to name a few, I never hunted for trophy only for the meat, I always had a freezer with a selection of venison, most of the meat was used for Biltong (Matured Meat Spiced and Dried, good with an ice cold beer). I am now in the process of applying for my firearm permit and am looking at obtaining an licence for a shotgun and .30.30 lever action or a .30-06 bolt action. It is something that I have a passion for and it is a sport that no other can beat. I look forward to any contact and help that anyone can give me and I will try and do the same in return. Thank you for allowing me to join you and The Stalking Directory.