Have any of you guys ever had accommodation refused to you when booking an stalking trip due to the fact you'll be stalking and or the fact you will have a rifle with you? I've justy got off the phone to a B&B near to the spot I stalk in Argyll and was politely but firmly turned down when I said that we'd be up there stalking. The reason given was that they'd had some stalkers stay there before and they weren't happy with 'guns' in the house.
First and foremeost, I appreciate that the B&B is someones's home and they are entitled to set the ground ruels, and I am more than happy to comply with them. The reson for the post isn't to rant about how dare they refuse me from being able to stay there, it's more to find out if this happens to others too. Whenever I make a booking I do state why I'm going to be in staying at a spot as I think with the comings and goings at first and last light it is only fair to mention this to the owner but this is the first time (in my limited experience) I've been turned down.
Ironically, the place has changed owners since the first time I stayed there and the previous owner would put breakfast on for us late after we got back from the AM stalk and even wondered if we could shoot the Roe in her garden from a bedroom window!!!