I have been involved in shooting for more years than I care to remember. However, I am a relative newcomer to the world of stalking.
I took my DSC1 in Dorset in 2011 with the BDS. Since then, I have only managed a couple of accompanied stalks in Devon, both of which were unsuccessful . Spare time has been at a premium recently!
I use a 0.308 Remington (converted by Armalon) for stalking. This rifle is also used on the range for target shooting. I am a member of a local pheasant shoot and reload my own ammunition (not for stalking yet though).