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    Spades and stalking

    This issue arose on another thread.

    Spades may be carried while stalking for the purposes of burying grallochs and perhaps other reasons too.

    The question is do you carry a spade with you when you go stalking?

    YES or NO

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    Define 'carry'? On the person or kept in the vehicle for the other reasons?

    No to the former. Yes, (folding German narmy surplus), to the latter.

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    Is it best practice to bury gralloch? Leaving it out in the open for the birds of prey to clean up is a better option surely.
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Define 'carry'? On the person or kept in the vehicle for the other reasons?
    I mean literally "carry", as in... upon your person, in order to be a good little "best practitioner" and be able to bury my gralloch, where appropriate.

    Incidentally I have never actually carried a spade, folding or otherwise, whilst stalking... Deer.

    Never leave home without one, plus shooter, if you're worried about your terriers though.

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    Tamus

    Yes, my Dad has a spade in the Argo. It makes an excellent ground anchor when he bogs the Argo and it's handy for digging too. I carry a spade in the car when there's snow forecast. The spades are left in the vehicles when we go stalking.

    Regards JCS

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    +1 on the folding spade.Got me out of a few tricky spots.

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    We would need a sherpa to carry all the stuff suggested.

    On my person while stalking:

    Rifle
    Ammo
    Bins
    Knife
    Latex gloves.
    Drag strap.
    iPhone.

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    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Burrying the gralloch isn't necessary on the open hill or where there is lots of area that the public is unlikely to see it.
    In more densely populated areas where many people stalk it's unwise to leave the evidence for the antis or joe piublic to create problems over.
    Some say take it away in plastic bags - all very well but where do you then dispose of it? Local councils are getting really picky what they will take away. Along with rubbish collection only happening once a fortnight meaning stinking rotten material to store ---- Not good. So judicious burial is sometimes the best thing to do.

    Ian

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    Folding spade is prity light,you can clip them to your belt.Not a big hassle.

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