My name is Jason. I live in Magor, S.Wales and I'm a complete novice stalker, about as novice as they come.
I'm a part-time gamekeeper on a comparatively small pheasant and partridge private shoot.
Have shot from my left shoulder for some years with the shotty but whilst I've practised with the .270 setup, have put 2/3 shots inside the 4" circle my first time out, then my mate suggested shooting from the right as I'm right eye dominant.
You wouldn't believe the difference, I never. First 3 shots were sub 2" at 100m, then I put another three at a clean target and put them sub 1" at same distance. I'm converted
I've been studying the Bds manual for a few weeks to learn as much as possible before I enrol on a Dsc1 course, which I'll be doing with a friend from work. We've both applied for our Fac's to obtain a .243, myself for Fox/Deer. I've been trying for a few weeks to get onto the course run at Eskdale by phone and emails but all to no avail. I can't get any response there whatsoever, which to me seems a bit wierd so my search has taken me to look at a venue called Barton St Davids...Does anybody have any knowledge of this venue and the quality of training there?
I've bought several books, the new Deer & The Laws, Roe Stalking and one other by Richard Prior plus a few Dvds, From Field to Larder by Chris Howard and some great ones of roe stalking in Hungary, Dorset and Scotland.
Ok, well thats enough about me. I won't bore you anymore(defo no punn intended)