I have had 4 paid stalks and last week managed my first deer. Besides the buck I shot from a good solid rest on a dry stone wall, I have had deer in the sights with the rifle on sticks and with hindsight was quite glad that a shot didn't present itself as I found it really hard to get a steady aim and am not sure I would have been confident enough to take the shot. I know 'buck fever' might have played a part but don't think for a minute that 1 deer will have made that go away and while I will definitely continue stalking I don't like the idea of practising on live game! Bearing in mind I have no FAC and no easy access to ground or a rifle what options are there for practice that might help me improve and make me more confident when I next have a shot?
Is it worth getting an air rifle and practicing with that?
Are there options for paid range practice near Glasgow for someone with no FAC?
Any other suggestions???