I've been into shooting since being a young sprog but got into rifles now about 10 years ago. I caught up with an old friend of my dads who took me out stalking and although we never got anything I was hooked. This friend arranged through one of his contacts a stalking trip in the very north of Scotland at a bargain price and we did this four years running. Now this mate has no car and has never driven although he chipped in on fuel.
A couple of years ago my brother was down on his luck and I took him out shooting a few times and he was hooked. Again no car so i drove and got fuel money now and again. this was pick up & drop off door to door. I then landed lucky and got a syndicate spot in the borders. The year later I get both of them into the syndicate & as I work shifts book our weekends there so that I can drive.
In August my dad passed away and my brother acquired his guns ( only shotguns) and his pickup truck.
Next thing my brother & mate are out shooting all over the place including the stalking syndicate & I don't even get a phone call to see if I'm interested in going.
So thrown my teddy out