Sorry guys, introduced myself without letting you know anything about myself.
Anyway I started out as an underkeeper on a large estate in Cumbria where I cut my teeth on deer with a Parker-Hale .243. Used it to shoot everything from crows to Red deer. Part of the job was managing the parkland Fallow deer herd, which put me off deer managment for a time as I was culling large numbers in a short space of time without any of the thrill of stalking.
From there I moved to Canada to start up a Pheasant shoot, bad idea far to cold where I lived for the poor longtails, but I did get to shoot White tail, lots of Coyote's and a Black Bear.
One greedy ex Canadian wife later I returned to blighty and ended up working as far away from the countryside as possible for too many years, until a move to glorious North Yorkshire put me back in the frame for shooting and stalking.
Currently keepering a shoot part-time which gives me lots of fox work on my estate as well as neighbouring ground. I have some small parcels of land for stalking and after this season is over I aim to take up a syndicate rifle again north of the border which I had to give up due to expensive number one son.
The armoury is .22 cz, .222 tikka T3 and a .270 steyr mod m.
My ticket is due for renewal soon and I am planning to put a few more rifles on it.
A kennel full of dogs completes the team including a Cocker with I have been training as a stalking dog, she just needs more work, so anyone in the area ever needs help with a lost beast I may be able to help.
Best of luck guys (and gals)