Hi, I would just like to introduce myself,
I currently live in the highlands, north of Inverness where I grew up. I have been shooting since I was 14 cutting my teeth on a Laurona s/s .410 shooting bunnies, jackdaws and pigeons on the 14 acres where I grew up. In addition to this I was shown the ropes of lamping rabbits and foxes with an ex-Lt-Col from the Highlanders.
I left home at 17 to join the military learning to shoot once again with the highlight being the AW50F, its not so much a bang more of an explosion! I have held my FAC and S/gun certificate since I was 18. I currently work off-shore. Which gives me plenty of time to shoot the land over which I have permission. 300 acres of which produces Reds, although I have never really had a go at them. This time of year I spend many a morning wildfowling and currently (with the help of friends) we are trying to re-establish an existing flight pond that has silted up. Not sure on that one though! I really enjoy stalking Roe and hope this site will improve my chances and knowledge of deer. I am also booked onto a DSC Level 1 course which is upcoming at the end of this month.
I also have a 8 month old lab bitch who is the apple of my eye, she is on course to be my portable hot water bottle on the foreshore, not sure about getting her tracking deer though but I'm sure she could when she comes of age. She has a rock steady stay on command when she spots a deer, something we have worked on since she was a pup. You can tell when she picks up the trail of a deer in the woods, she just wants to follow it... But more importantly she just wants to please.
Amongst several shotguns, H&H rook gun, I also have a 10/22 and a CZ .222 which is in getting threaded and fitted with a shiny new A-TEC moderator. I recently got rid of my .243 to make space in my cabinet for a new shotgun, the girlfriend say’s I’m not allowed another cabinet. Changing guns is fine… as she never know!