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    Forum Stalking Ground?

    JAB and SikaMalc have both mentioned wanting to assist new stalkers, so I wonder if a "Forum Lease" on a bit of suitable ground would be possible??

    I see a large block of land, hopefully somewhere central, with a static caravan in place.

    Novices would book in for a stalk/training with JAB or SikaMalc and would then be taken out by some of the more experienced posters on here on a volunteer basis..

    Depending of the species on the ground and other circumstances, the ground could also be used for other types of training, such as simulated stalks ect.

    The whole thing would be run on a "expense's" only basis to keep the cost for the novice as cheap as possible.

    The start up costs would need to be gathered ahead of time as its unfair to expect just one or two people to cover that out of their own pocket.

    Perhaps it could even be established as a charitable training foundation to get the benefits of charitable status?

    Any thoughts?

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    Hi Pete, yes this is something that we have discussed in the recent past amongst the three of us, and maybe in the future might be possible, although it would take a considerable cost to set it up, and time, not to mention finding an appropriate lease.

    At the moment we have a few other prob's to sort out, but by all means look around for us and keep it in mind, your help is greatly appreciated. There have been a number of members of this site who have offered free stalking to those who have not got access to land or only a small portion of land, and up to now I have heard many good reports back. I sincerely hope this carries on, it shows the quality and generosity of our membership and as I have said before there are not many sites if any that offer this.

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    I reckon it is a great idea and entirely in keeping with the ethos of this site. Obviously there is other background 'stuff' going on at the moment, but it is a challenging goal worthy of serious consideration.

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    I wonder if we could get say 40 people to pledge an interest by saying that they would stake 100 towards setting such a scheme up??

    So depending on the fine detail, who would be willing to stake a 100 to get a such a scheme up and running?

    It would be on the understanding that if after a reasonable time no ground was found, all monies collected would be returned in full...

    I'd put in a 100...

    Anyone else? Purely as an expression of interest, nothing firm at this stage..

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    I would be in at that kind of price just to learn more myself
    as well as others / youngsters

    So thats a yes from me


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    Now we are back on track and all going in the same direction. You are right BC its a worthy challenge and it is one we have discussed before as Malcolm has said, and one we will face. At the minute though there are one or two minor logistical hurdles to overcome, but we are getting there. The on site co-operation between members though is very heartening, stalking is being offered and accepted all the time, and only within the last few weeks legaleagle got his first buck courtesy of Stone. So it can work, it does work and will continue to do so.

    Experience extending it's hand to the novice, and that is all that Malcolm and I wish for really.

    I shall now go and drink a lot of whisky, I have had a busy day.


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    I would be happy to stake a ton.

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    Sounds like very worth while venture if ti is possible to do. I think it wuold beifit everybody on this site. Very good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt
    I would be happy to stake a ton.
    As would I.

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