Hi, I live in Central Scotland and have stalked for 50+years some 20 of that as a part time professional, I am a 6.5 calibre man and in the last 30 years have built 16 rifles for myself in that calibre with various boiler rooms behind them the latest being my 3rd. 260 Rem., I have also at times used other calibres, 308, 243,270, 30-06,7x57 and a number of .22 centre fires including a current .223. I have been a reloader for approaching 35 years.
I enjoy Roe stalking most of all but have stalked and taken a lot of deer of the other species except Muntjac or CWD. I am a firm believer in the use of dogs for the sometimes neccessary job of following up a shot beast and use a Labrador, I honestly do not have much time for the imported breeds and have only ever seen one GWP that came anywhere near the trade description for its type, my opinion dont need any grief about it, tastes vary as much in dogs as in rifles and calibres.
I sit and read a lot of the publications on shooting in general and stalking in particular and find it amusing the must haves and general gadgetry that the "experts" keep reccomending and think what the hell happened to Fieldcraft and shooting skills, I wont even start on DMQ,s, I know too many of the instant experts who have passed level 2 and became AW,s and remember teaching them to to do the bloody job.
Anyway finished my introduction, climbed down from my soap box and looking forward to enjoying the Stalking Directory, straight powder and may your bullets always fly true.