Hi to everyone,
as the title says, i have never shot a deer and am fairly new to stalking. My background in shooting has been pest control with air rifles for the local farmers for as long as i can remember. I was invited to go lamping for foxes with a friend from work about two years ago, and have never looked back since. Was then introduced to stalking shortly after. I have been serving an inpromtu apprenticeship ever since. Then about six weeks ago when out stalking(dragging) with some of the syndicate, the subject of FAC's came up. And my friend said " isnt it about time you applied for your ticket?". So now i am sitting patiently waiting for a call from the FO. Last weekend I also successfully completed the dsc level 1 course, after reporting back to the syndicate that i had passed the course, i was told that the tikka t3 rifle that i was interested in was bought and paid for and sitting in the gun shop awaiting my ticket to come through. Just goes to show that a bit of hard work brings great rewards. There is also a place on the syndicate for me, and the possibility of a local stalking area, less than five minutes drive from my home.
Had a quick look at this forum and had to join, if just for nothing other than the knowledge of information that is only a key press away.