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Thread: A list of everything you need, if you are new To Deerstalking?

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    A list of everything you need, if you are new To Deerstalking?

    Hello.

    A comprehensive list of everything you need if you are new to deerstalking. Lets say a middling cost.

    Whats would it contain?

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    Stupid phone messed up my post.

    See below for sensible one
    Last edited by Woodsmoke; 20-07-2015 at 14:55.
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    A wife that doesn't ask how much everything costs...... (Or if you aren't that lucky, at least one gullible enough to not question you when you tell them it all costs peanuts....)
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    1) a booked outing
    2) some clothing that suits the weather
    3) shoe leather/ bus fare

    Anything from 80 upwards.
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    The best binos you can afford. Mora clipper knife x2. And whatever deer legal rifle fits you best regardless of cost. Don't go too daft on a scope because your money is better spent on the binos as you'll be spending more time looking through them than the scope.
    the rest is up to you regarding clothing and footwear, find what's comfortable and within your budget.

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    This was based on my original start-up costs. Obviously, some kit will be upgraded and improved, but I managed perfectly well on a fairly limited budget.

    Assuming FAC, cabinet costs, etc are already taken into account:

    Rifle, second-hand Abolt Hunter in .270, 350
    Moderator to suit same, 230
    6x42 scope 200
    Box of rounds, 30
    Knife 30
    Hardshell trousers, 50
    Windproof jacket, 100
    Boots, 250
    Sticks, 100
    Binos, 80
    Bino harness, 10
    Gaiters, 10
    Roe sack, 80
    Butollo call, 30

    That's about all I can think of, and for a shade under 1500. I reckon it could be done even cheaper if you already have good outdoor gear. I treated myself to new clothes while I was at it though.

    Of course, you could add in DSC1 costs and syndicate/paid stalk fees as well
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    A lot less than most people think. Basic oudoor clothing and boots is all that is required. Everything else can be borrowed from the people that you are going out with.

    The first major purchase should be binoculars and for these I would recommend either spending up to 100 on secondhand Optylyth /Opticron etc or 400 - 600 on secondhand Swaro, Leica or older Zeiss.

    Personally, I would put a DSC1 course into the equation at an early stage just to give you the basic background knowledge but many will disagree with this.

    I haven't considered the cost of actually obtaining stalking as that is a subject on its own with many variables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monarman View Post
    The best binos you can afford. ....
    Quote Originally Posted by Glyn 1 View Post
    .....The first major purchase should be binoculars and for these I would recommend either spending up to 100 on secondhand Optylyth /Opticron etc or 400 - 600 on secondhand Swaro, Leica or older Zeiss.

    Personally, I would put a DSC1 course into the equation at an early stage just to give you the basic background knowledge but many will disagree with this..
    I wasted a lot of time and effort muddling by with second rate binoculars. The day you can spot a deer before the professional you are with does, is a good day indeed.
    Have fun.
    JCS

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    This reminded me of an older thread on the same vein: What would you say is required for a noob stalkers kit? which you may find worth a read.

    I'd also endorse spending money on binos.

    I always think in the ratio of 3:2:1 when it comes to binos:scope:rifle. You spend far more time looking through binos than you do the scope, and more time looking through the scope than you do squeezing the trigger.

    Things that I take with me that I would view as "essential":
    Binos
    Rifle/Bolt/Ammo
    Sticks (quad)
    Gloves/Hat/Jacket/Trousers - plain green is fine. I remain unconvinced that camo is necessary, though I have enough to clothe a small army
    Boots
    Knife
    Latex gloves for gralloching
    Small pack of baby/disinfectant wipes (for hands, knife, etc)
    Medium plastic food bags for pluck
    Few sheets of toilet paper
    Paracord for binding deer legs to carry the carcase back
    Buttolo for roe rut/muntjac
    Mobile phone
    FAC (or copy thereof)

    "Nice to haves":
    Roe sack/carcase bag (check the Decathlon ones - mine is still going strong)
    Two more knives (just because, though one is a tripe knife)
    Stainless steel "S" rings for suspended gralloch
    Couple of zip ties
    Small first aid kit
    Wind checker/powder
    Folding gambrel
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    you need the following-

    rifle (as long as barrel is straight who cares what it is!)
    Scope/ mounts (best you can afford)
    binoculars (best you can afford)
    quad sticks (4 green garden canes 4 bolts 15-18 max)
    frost clipper
    bullet pouch
    roe sack
    disposable gloves
    first aid kit

    any drab clothing will do, no need for all the expencive clobber

    i could confidently go out and kill deer with less than than this , but for a novice i would call this the bare basics the rest comes with experience

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