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  1. Wanted: Stalking in Scotland

    I've never been stalking in Scotland but would love to organise some trips. However, there seems to be a bewildering amount of folks/companies offering trips that vary hugley in price. I'm not after an emperor or royal, more the experience of a good hike in beautiful scenery followed ultimately...
  2. What do people do with the carcases once butchered?

    I've recently had a few deer to butcher which I've done ok. However, previously I've buried in the remains (spine etc and skin) in my woods. However, it won't be long before I won't be able to do this. I know some stalkers I've been out with have designated 'bins' or containers that they simply...
  3. Anyone know why ZAim pro stalking slings are out of stock in the Uk!? Or where I can get one....

    So been recommended one of these but I cannot for the life of me find one in stock!
  4. Has anyone built a walk in cold room/larder?

    I'm thinking of building a cold room/larder area. I'm fortunate enough to have an ancient old barn that is water tight. Anyway, watched a youtube view and just wondered if anyone has built one? Big enough to hang perhaps 3 or 4 reds for example.
  5. Any one else use rubber gloves...long ones?

    I was out stalking recently and got bitten by a number of weird flies whilst gralloching two red deer. I didn't use any gloves. I saw one video on youtube where the stalker uses long rubber gloves and wonder whether anyone else recommends long sleeve gloves? A farmer I stalked with a while back...
  6. Roe Territory size

    Hi I regularly walk in the woods and fields near to where I live and often spot bucks and does. I have always wanted to know approx. what size territories do these deer have? There are two or three bucks in the area along one small valley and so I can't work out if they all roughly live on the...
  7. Reusing the plastic bullet clips

    Hi I use RWS and Norma factory loads and the bullets come in the plastic clips/mags in the box. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do with these other than simply throw them away? My weekly recycling collection won't accept them! Interesting to note that the manufacturers are heavily...
  8. Vac pac tips

    Hi I’ve just bought a vac pac machine and so far have butchered and packaged three deer using it. Happy with the vac sealing etc but there is a liquid run in the bag as the air comes out. Doesn’t really bother me but I give away a bit of venison and was thinking about selling a small quantity...
  9. Binoculars and improvements to them!

    Does anyone know why the premium Bino manufacturers (Zeiss, Swaro, Leica etc) don't have a set of binos that have the following: 1) Thermal imager 2) Image stabiliser 3) Range finder I tried my Dad's pretty cheap image stabilising binos a few weeks ago and they were amazing. Canon things, but...
  10. Wanted: Stalking in Sweden - some advice please

    Hi I'd like to go stalking /hunting in Sweden. However, never been before so just wanted to know if anyone had any good companies they use for organising trips etc? Cheers
  11. Mincing machine / meat grinder question

    Hi So I've been butchering my own deer and using a small mincing machine borrowed off a friend. However, its tiny and regularly clogs up which is a pain. Plus the aluminium is dark and old. Just wondereed what peoples opinions were. Do I go for a Kenwood style one for about £60 or something...
  12. Lapua Naturalis

    Hi Just got my 30-06. Trying different rounds with the aim that I'm trying to find a round that will deal with all deer types with distance under 150m (I know probably I need different weights for species). However, at 100 yards found the Lapua 180gn Naturalis grouped superbly well (under an...
  13. Quick one re factory 30-06 loads

    About to pick up a new rifle (2nd hand) and will end up trying some different factory rounds through it to see what it likes. However will he used for roe & red/fellow stalking. I’m after a slower heavier bullet I think as, assuming my shot placement is decent, my understanding is that heavier &...
  14. Wanted: Richard Prior Deer books...

    Hi I wasn't sure which thread to put this in but I'm after the Roe Deer Management and Stalking (or any book other than Deer Watch) by Richard Prior. Loved his Deer Watch and now want more! Amazon and Ebay seem to sell these at £40 a pop which seems a lot! Anyway, any help greatly appreciated...
  15. 30-06 bullet types for deer

    Hi Sorry to probably bring up an age old subject but I've just had a 30-06 added to my ticket. Looking at different factory weight bullets for deer - all of the UK species, and possible boar. From reseach it seems 150gn soft points are great. However, I've read that 180gn do the job too. Ideally...
  16. Sold: VORTEX RANGEFINDER 1800

    Superb bit of kit. Only selling as I've bought some range finding bino's and don't need this. Light, accurate, easily fits in a pocket. Great reviews online and some good youtube videos too. I paid £369 from Uttings in November last year (still have receipt). Vortex have superb warranties. It's...
  17. For Sale: Fallkniven F1 knife with custom bog oak handle

    Hi Lovely Fallkniven knife. Had it a few years, not getting used. Comes with custom leather sheath (belt and dangler option). £125 posted. See photos..
  18. Swaro Z6i 1-10x 42 vs S&B Zenith 6x42

    Hi all Quick question: is there a huge difference between the above 2 scopes? I currently have a Zenith 3-12 x 42 on a rifle and had heard the Z6i was a superb stalking scope also. However, it's considerably more in price. Looking at a scope for a new hunting rifle. cheers Ant
  19. Intro....also from Somerset/Devon border

    Hi all Thought I'd write this intro post as I definitely do not want to be excommunicated! Anyway, been shooting for years - .22 mostly. Took up stalking last year. Have been practicing as much as possible on a couple of ranges near to me. I'm luck enough to have a small bit of my own ground so...
  20. SWAZI Tahr Anorak

    Hi Anybody stalk in these? Just read a review and apparently they are legendary. I'd not heard of them until about 15 minutes ago when a person on another forum mentioned them as a good bushcrafty style jacket. Looked it up and they seem ideal for stalking? Wondered if people had used them?

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