As I am sure you are all aware getting Deer stalking leases is becoming quite difficult for us recreational shooters. In my line of work, I occasionally may get the opportunity to acquire a sporting lease on an estate but usually with a very high price per annum that I cannot finance on my own. Therefore I had the idea of formulating a group of recreational stalkers (number dependant on the size of estate) who could contribute say £1,500 - £2,000 each per annum (dependant on the lease cost). I must state here that this is not for my financial gain, it is merely so I can get a higher chance of obtaining a bit of ground with unaccompanied stalking and helping others in a similar situation. It would also be a conflict of interest and I would lose my employment which I have trained hard to acquire.
For now I am looking and keep my ears out for new leases or potential leases throughout Scotland but predominantly the central belt and over to the west coast. I would like to create a list of names of people on here who would be interested, so that if and when I do get a chance to discuss a lease with a landowner then I can back it up financially.
So if anyone is interested in setting up a group of sorts, has their DSC level one and insurance please get in touch.