Apologies in advance, if I am asking something already answered many times, but I a new here, and an American who has never hunted in the UK.
I see that many hunters here use sound moderators. I see photos and talk of bipods, of stalking rifles, of tracking dogs, calibers and ranges - so I have a few questions.
Is most of the hunting by rambling about, glassing open countryside, spotting game, and stalking it? Much of the terrain looks like the lower slopes in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, and the rolling hills of South Dakota. If so, how far do you stalk, how much distance do you have to close, and how far are the shots?
How much of hunting is by slow still hunting?
Some of it looks more forested, like the Appalachian mountains of the Carolinas, Virginia, and East Tennessee, though not as high or steep, so perhaps more like northern Alabama.
And how much is over farmlands, row crop fields, and orchards?
Do any of you use permanent high stands, or portable, packable stands and ladders?
Are dogs permitted on the actual hunt, or only brought in later to recover wounded game?