Like many, I have been looking at this (excellent) site for some time but have now decided to try & get a bit more involved as you seem like such a nice bunch!
Introduced to stalking by a friend & colleague a couple of years ago as a non shooter (apart from squirrels in the back garden!!) interested in the outdoors, fly-fishing etc.
Now completely hooked. Stalking is easily the most amazing thing I have done for so many reasons & is thoroughly addictive. I still have a way to go, but I have learned so much from the guys Iíve been out with & from sites like this.
Stalking experience has all been paid / accompanied so far in Yorkshire, Germany & Ireland mostly for roe.
Trouble is with two small boys childcare takes up most stalking funds. (Mmmm wonder if I could sell one of them?? !!!)But I still try to get into my local woods every week with my binoís to practice what Iíve learned .
Passed my dsc1 last year, joined a rifle club, joined BDS, got a FAC & now proud owner of a Mannlicher .308.
Wife is supportive, but thinks Iím mental (get the impression that this is the case for everyone else on the site too!)
Look forward to making more of a contribution in the future.