Can I just start by saying how privileged I am to be part of this stalking fraternity.
I put out an SOS for deer parts a few days ago and the advice, people, dogs and stuff I have been given was way more than I ever expected.
A huge thanks to The Scudd for giving me half his freezer and taking the time to inform me of his past success and failures in tracking dogs. Everything from bottles of blood, heads and organs all supplied, the woman isn't to fond of the inside of the car now!
An absolute mentor if he doesn't mind me saying and he has given me an insight into the world of stalking which cannot be gained from any book.
A massive thanks to Pendle, for all the advice, putting together a whole tracking kit and with his great advice I will always trust the dogs judgement especially when it comes to tracking up.
Chelle70 for the key skills at this crucial age, as I have so much to learn from this breed, being a springer man all my life.
Chickenman, Gentle Jim, Wildboar1973, Stalker .308 and all those at BDS and Irish Deer Society for putting me in touch with people who are really passionate about the traditions of stalking and the welfare of our wild deer.
Many thanks everyone and if I have left anyone out at all my apologies.
I'll keep in touch and try to get plenty of photos up as I go along.