Hello all. I am from Ireland, living in Surrey and have been shooting, fishing and hunting since I was first able to pick up a stone on the family farm longer ago than I care to remember.
I help run a DIY game shooting syndicate near where I live and have a good piece of ground for stalking on the North Downs near to where Ian Alcock wrote about his early stalking adventures. The deer are mostly roe, with some muntjac and unconfirmed rumours of free ranging reds, probably escapees from someone's private collection. I also have stalking ground in Ireland for Sika and Red but rarely get to use it.
I look forward to learning much from contributors, at least one of whom I know, having shared a few stalking trips (and a leaky tent) in Scotland in the past.
I'm a bit knackered at the minute as I was out on fox patrol last night and then in to work early this morning, but one fox won't be dining on our pheasants any longer anyways. A bit of a disappointment numbers wise as I'd hoped for more but the time wasn't wasted.
Anyways, thanks for reading this and I look forward to contributing to the forum in the future.