Hi all, I have just read an article in shooting times that raised the question do we hunt or shoot game?
It brought to mind a coversation that i had about 5 years ago with a friend of mine, we had been lamping together for about a year and he had been telling me all about stalking (he had been a profesional stalker before moving to the UK)
After a dissapointing week wildfowling/pheasant shhoting i decided to give roe stalking a try.
After getting the appropriate variation for my 223 and changing my V max's for soft points off to scotland i went.
On my return i couldn't wait to tell my mate all about how i had 'stalked' my first roe buck, i explained how i had rangefinded it and taking a rest off a dry stone wall and dropped it with a perfect heart shot at (i can't remember exactly) 180yards.
He regarded me solemly and said 'you may have shot a deer but you certainly didn't stalk it'.
Last week the same friend asked me if i would help him work up a hotter load for his 17rem so he could reach out further when sitting up for foxes ( i told him to buy a 243).
So i guess my question is, at what point does stalking stop and shooting begin. Interested in your opinions. Ezzy.