Hi Guys and (hopefully) Gals,
I first became interested in deer and stalking about 20 years ago when I spent 4 weeks on an estate in Scotland. I was supposed to be doing undergraduate fieldwork, but I ended up helping the stalker and pony man (no quads or argocats in those days).
Career and city living kept me out of the countryside for 10 years or so until I moved to south Worcestershire in 1998. I do a lot of clay shooting, plus a bit of beating and rough shooting.
I took the DMQ/DSC 1 about 3 years ago, but have not got round to thinking about securing FAC or stalking until recently. Probably going to apply to West Mercia for FAC very shortly (.243 or 6.5X55).
One question someone might be able to answer, as I do not yet have permission to stalk on any land will it be a waste of time and money applying for a FAC.
Cheers for now