A note of caution to all the single handed pros out there. On friday while stalking with a client I sufferd an accident which could have ended my carer as a stalker. Having just sucessfully shot a 17st switch that had been on the wanted list for a couple of weeks we approached to find it as dead as dead, performed the gralloch, and was getting ready for the 1/2 mile drag when the stag rolled a couple of feet down the hill and got me in the eye with its antler, after several visits to doctors and the hosplital there seems to be no lasting damage, althoughtI have had to move next weeks clients to later in the week in the hope that I will be able to see by then. The scary thing is that if I had been on my own I would have been in trouble, my client helped me off the hill (he luckiliy enough was a doctor)
So a word of caution never ever take your own saftey for granted, always have a backup plan. I have been stalking my ground for 20 years but I'm sure I wouldn't have made it down on my own. My wife would have called the moutain rescue at 6pm and hopefully they would have found me, I always carry a strobe but there are no guarantees.