I having been shooting and working dogs for approximately 30 years but was quite late in coming to stalking. My first experience was accompanying a Danish friend on a couple of his stalking trips in Denmark. This was again a long time ago and although drawn to the sport I was unable to warrant getting involved due to a young family and the commitments they bring.
When these commitments eased and before commencing stalking I signed up for and attended a BASC Firearms Awareness course as up to that point in time I had only undertaken shotgun and air rifle shooting. This course helped reinforce the desire and convinced me that I had the aptitude to shoot both full bore and rimfire weapons.
Following this I accompanied the keeper I help out on a couple stalking outings and felt that I could make the transition from watcher to stalker. I then attended and passed a BASC DSC1 course following which I signed up for my level 2 which is still in progress.
For guns I have two SBS shotguns both 16 Bore (hence the tag)
Weihrauch HW97K in .22
Tikka T3 Lite in .243 with T4 Mod and Leupold 6x42
CZ 452 Style in .22
2 ½ year old Yellow Labrador called Elsa