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    St Huberts Club of Gt Britain?

    Hi all,

    I had until recently the unfortunate experience of St Hubert membership. Before I share my tails of dissapointment, I thought I would stir up some debate by asking, what your perception of the club is?

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    Ah!! there in lies a tail. I assume you are aware of the problem they had quiet recently I believe at the accommodation they have in or near Thetford.

    I heard it was a serious incident involving one of the senior members and a firearm. Plus they were threatened with loosing their lease. This information came through a very good source of mine.

    I have met a few of their members over the years, although I have never personally stalked with any of them.

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    For those not familiar with the club and it's objectives - from their website.

    St. Hubert Club
    of
    Great Britain
    THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF
    THE ST. HUBERT CLUB of GREAT BRITAIN

    ACTIVITIES AND CODES OF PRACTICE

    The St. Hubert Club of Great Britain was founded in 1953, in order to create fraternity amongst sportsmen all over the world. Its aim is the conservation and pursuit in a sportsman like manner of all types of game.

    The St. Hubert Club is however, primarily concerned with the training of its member stalkers, and was the first organisation in the United Kingdom to plan and operate a formal programme of training, both in theory and in practice. In addition to its stalker training the St. Hubert Club also provides a congenial meeting ground for the exchange of member’s views and experiences. The idea, so profoundly united with nature, wild life, and sport, helps in creating friendship among people who understand and appreciate the opportunities presented through sport.

    Contact is maintained with sporting organisations in other countries: St. Hubert Clubs are established all over the world and the spirit of St. Hubert is widely spread. The Club participates in various national and international enterprises, such as International Hunting Exhibitions, Plovdiv, Bulgaria Budapest and has taken an active part in the International Congress of Game Biologists in Denmark, Holland, Italy, the North American Wild Life Conference as well as numerous conferences and game fairs in the United Kingdom, in addition to organising deer and other game exhibitions. The Club is actively concerned with the conservation and management of deer in particular, and wildlife in general, the preservation of habitat and with legislation affecting hunting, shooting and fishing. The Club advocates and practices deer management and selective control providing many of the country’s major land owners/administrators with the services of highly trained and proficient stalkers.

    St. Hubert Club members are graded according to experience and ability through the Club’s strictly enforced training programme. Novice and trainee members all undergo both theoretical and practical training over a period of approximately four years which will eventually qualify them as proficient stalkers in their own right and in suitable instances they may be invited to become instructors. This training is obligatory for all members who wish to stalk on ground that is managed by the Club and no exceptions are made however experienced the individual may be.

    The quality of St. Hubert Club training which is second to none, is jealously guarded, and the highest standards are always maintained.

    In addition to the stalking activities of the Club, members also enjoy a variety of social activities which include regular members' dinners held at a London restaurant, an annual deer head exhibition and barbeque in the summer and most importantly the Annual General Meeting and Banquet held on St. Hubert's day at a London club. Events like Ladies' Evenings and other informal occasions are also organised within the Club. Apart from formal Club meetings, which naturally, are restricted to members only, guests are made welcome at the majority of Club functions.

    Sounds like good idea to me. I await further comments with much interest!

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    I don't know any St Hubert stalkers, but do know people who have stalked with there members. Frankly they were not impressed! Is it like Free Masonary with guns?

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    Douglas
    Guest
    Those that I have met, and either stalked with or spent other time with, have always been good stalkers and/or at least good company. Its a stalking club with all of the internal dynamics you would expect in any decent club.

    St. Hubert Club training is I understand very exacting and well received. Unlike the DSC1&2 tripe, which is more about making money.

    I like the idea of club dinners and BBQ's.

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    Douglas
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    I don't know any St Hubert stalkers, but do know people who have stalked with there members. Frankly they were not impressed! Is it like Free Masonary with guns?
    I know a guy who's brother knew a guy who's best man once met Elvis at Las Vagas. He said that he said that he said Elvis was a really nice bloke

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    Butch. I agree their objectives are very comendable, although I will say that the greater majority of stalkers, and I would think everyone on this forum aspires to the same. Being a succesful and professional stalker comes through years of experiance, not being a member of a club.

    I know a number of people who are members, one of them long retired was a very senior member in the club.

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    Douglas 'There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis, but he's a lair and I'm not sure about you'. In the words of the late great Kirsty McCol.

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    Douglas
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    In the words of the late great Kirsty McCol.
    Shouldn't that be Ernie Wise?

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    Douglas
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by sikamalc
    Being a succesful and professional stalker comes through years of experiance, not being a member of a club.
    The same accusation can be levelled at DSC1&2, It doesn't seem to stop people though.

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