I've just finished reading 'With Gun, Rifle and Bow' by James Douglas, a cracking read from a fella who seems to have been there and got the t-shirt.
One thing I did pick up on was his tales of stalking reds on the hill with his shotty. He specifically mentioned getting within 30 yards of a hind before taking her.
Now, is it just me or is that some impressive stalking? I've never stalked on the open hill, but I imagine it would be more than a little difficult to get within 30 yards of a wild hind on the hill, or should I get out more
Also, I'm I also naive in being surprised at shotties being used on the hill 'back in the day'? I've only really come across mention of them in relation to deer drives in woodland.