Well the bad news is that I'm going to be unemployed after the 30th of this month, the good news is that I should be able to manage financially until the end of the end of the Sika rut at least!
I've decided to take the summer, and a goodly portion of the autumn, off and go stalking a lot.
I'm off to my patch in the Scottish borders for a week on the 9th July after Roebuck and Sika stags, then back again for the Roe rut a week later, a week or two after that for a bit more Sika, and so on until the fallow rut starts and then off for a red with Ian in Devon!
Any and all tips would be appreciated as this is the first time Iíll be stalking completely on my own.....
Needless to say, I can't wait.
Herewith the packing list:
Roesack with liner
Length of webbing
The beat is 1500 acre valley divided between flattish fields and commercial forestry with a stream running through middle of it.
Stalk into the wind and keep an eye out for deer.
Are there any more methodical ways of scouting out a new patch?