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    Davie
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    What makes a good deerstalker

    What do you think makes a good deerstalker . For me the main ingredient patience and a sound knowledge of your quarries and the same of the terrain it is in. Also a few others but there the main ones i think.

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    Tweed Black PVC never looks to good in a hunting hat.

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    I would definitely agree with all that you say 6.5x55,and,would also add a 'Respect' for the quarry.A healthy respect for the beast that you are going to shoot has to be very high on my list,and,I could just as easy watch/photograph any/all of the quarry that I go in search of,and,it isn't just deer,I even respect the humble bunny or the woodpigeon that might only end up feeding my ferrets.I learned this as a slaughterman of some 20+ yrs and,it has stood me in good stead during all of my sporting outings as well..................Martin.

    p.s. Oh,and 'Realtree'...........lol

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    I entirely agree Markh was going to say exactly the same could never see Sherlock Holmes in black pvc unless he was going for a lemon entry with Dr Watson maybe

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    What makes a good deerstalker?

    One of the things i think as well as what has been said, is reading the sights and signs around you. Listening to other wildlife like a jay, crow, blackbird chinking or squirrel making alert sounds around. This can give you an indication of other wildlife around like a deer feeding or fox prowling.
    Finding slots in grass where deer have passed through and how fresh they are.
    Deerstalking is not just deerstalking, it`s reading the countryside around you and getting a feel for what might be around.

    Hope this makes sense.

    wadas

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    Hi wadas
    Make makes sense to me,
    I have been taking my son Seb out with me school hols and all that,
    And the point Iím trying to make is he is 11 and never stops asking questions, the rule is he as to touch my leg slowly with a stick if he wants to ask something or if he sees something.
    Well it never stops prod after prod.
    We sit and spy areas in the woods from time to time listing to whatís happening all round and it tells you more than the binos will ever do, binos just confirm, of course they help when spying big areas from distance thatís when they come into there own.
    Seb hears alarm sounds prod, the wind changes direction prod, something looks to be moving prod its great but none stop.
    With the cover being so high itís difficult in the woods stalking but he does well and to be honest he is every bit as good as me at finding footings and whether they fresh or a day or two old.
    Heís quick to spot signs and deer damage to but only that signs of what else is or as been about so I must be doing something right.
    But the one thing I hope to get across to Seb and the most important message is the respect for your surroundings and the wildlife and the importance of why there needs to be a healthy balance.
    My dad has always said and heís not religious at all and shot all is life,Ē god put all things on the plant for a reason but there has to be effective control not to many and not to few thereís a health balanceĒ.
    So to answer the question What makes a good deerstalker? Try to understand the environment that deer co inhabit with all wild life and that changes from area to area thatís why I personally enjoy travelling to different ground to see the differences.

    Thanks

    Smithy

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    Patience and observation combined with a love and respect for the countryside including obviously the deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithp18
    Hi wadas
    Make makes sense to me,
    I have been taking my son Seb out with me school hols and all that,
    And the point Iím trying to make is he is 11 and never stops asking questions, the rule is he as to touch my leg slowly with a stick if he wants to ask something or if he sees something.
    Well it never stops prod after prod.
    We sit and spy areas in the woods from time to time listing to whatís happening all round and it tells you more than the binos will ever do, binos just confirm, of course they help when spying big areas from distance thatís when they come into there own.
    Seb hears alarm sounds prod, the wind changes direction prod, something looks to be moving prod its great but none stop.
    With the cover being so high itís difficult in the woods stalking but he does well and to be honest he is every bit as good as me at finding footings and whether they fresh or a day or two old.
    Heís quick to spot signs and deer damage to but only that signs of what else is or as been about so I must be doing something right.
    But the one thing I hope to get across to Seb and the most important message is the respect for your surroundings and the wildlife and the importance of why there needs to be a healthy balance.
    My dad has always said and heís not religious at all and shot all is life,Ē god put all things on the plant for a reason but there has to be effective control not to many and not to few thereís a health balanceĒ.
    So to answer the question What makes a good deerstalker? Try to understand the environment that deer co inhabit with all wild life and that changes from area to area thatís why I personally enjoy travelling to different ground to see the differences.

    Thanks

    Smithy
    Well done Smithy, sounds to me like you are setting that lad off in the right direction.
    Aren`t they just so inquisitive.
    Well done that man

    wadas

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    Inquisitive is an understatement, Seb has is moments but heís a good lad and keen,

    You think you know most things until you take a switched on you man out and he cant half get me thinking and wondering, he challenges every bloody thing, but I like that and I do enjoy the little moneys company.

    Smithy

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    smithy
    just goes to show what a father and son bonding can acheive
    wait till he wants to start to learn to drive
    nice one mate can't wait to hear about seb's first deer

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