I have been deer stalking for 3 years now, I shoot fallow in the Kent Weald. I have two stalking rifles, a Tikka .308 and a Tikka 6.5 x 55 (my favourite), both left handers. I have been target shooting for many years and I wanted a new challenge and that is why I started stalking.
When target shooting, I always considered myself to be a reasonable shot, but with stalking I have had to 'up my game'. Maintaining my shooting skills takes regular practice.