Hi, my name is Russ and I live just north of Manchester.
I have been a target shooter for 20+yrs and regularly shoot fox/rabbit etc on local permissions. I also own two Large Munsterlander's and regularly beat with them on a shoot in Lincolnshire in season.
For several years I have had a hankering to try my hand at stalking but illness intervened for a while. I am now ready to take that first step!
Myself and a pal have booked on a DSC1 course in Eskdale later this month and I am currently on about my 20th re-read of the course material! We both also intend on joining a deer stalking club to get as much practical experience as possible (more than likely to be Minsterley Deer Stalking Club as its only a couple of hours away) and working towards our DSC2's.
I am looking forward, with some trepidation, to the DSC1 course and the closer it gets the less confident I get on really basic stuff. As someone who has never stalked before, I am struggling a bit with deer identification and to a lesser extent the open seasons. But, I will persevere and do my best on the day
I am hoping to get lots of tips and good advice from the forum and intend doing a lot of back reading!