Hi there every one,
Been looking at the site for a few weeks now and finally decided to pluck up the courage and dive in and sign up...
About me I have recently moved down to Bristol from the North West and I thought this site might be a great way to meet local like minded stalkers and deer managers as i currently don't know that many people in this neck of the woods.
Grew up on a farm in Cheshire and have shot since the age of 8 moving on from Air Rifles to Shot guns and (then the proper Stuff) Rifles!! Been stalking for about 9 Years and it is my passion.
Stalked most species and parts of the country but still not bagged a Sika buck/ Doe or CWD other than that i have Shot Fallow / Roe / Red and Munties.
I don't hold any DSC certs but I do have a lot of very good refrences. I was taught to stalk under the tutilage of a Very Good friend and Head Keeper in Sussex where i used to work. With over 40 years experience of managing deer, if i got it wrong then, then trust me i knew about it with a thick ear!! Therefore my knowledge is born entirely from hard won experince on the ground... i spent most of my life out doors in those first three years of working in Sussex, stalking ever hour available!!
I am not that bothered by Trophies.... i've got my lot on the wall and i'm pretty happy with them... although there could be room for a Sika Buck should the oppertunity present its self. I just like being out and about managing and watching the stock on the ground.
I have only one rifle a Sauer 202 .243 with a T8 and a Swarovski on top, its always served me well and never had any problems bringing down cleanly what i point it at.
I hope to try and join a syndicate some where near bristol either South Glous or North Wiltshire or any where within about 30-40 mins of Bristol so if you need any help let me know.