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Thread: Sika stalking in Ireland...has anyone used these two outfitters?

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    Sika stalking in Ireland...has anyone used these two outfitters?

    Me and a Mate considering booking this Oct for sika stag rut with either David Moore at Celtic Field Sports http://www.broomfieldlodge.com/ in Co. Wicklow
    or James Duggan at http://www.irishdeerservices.ie/ in Co.Kerry

    We would appreciate any feedback from SD stalkers who have used either outfitter?
    eg; How well were you treated? ....level of professionalism of guides? ....standard of accomodation? ....number of deer seen? ....quality of trophies shot? ....terrain hunted?.....value for money? etc, etc

    PM me if you don't want to go public.

    Any and all feedbback much appreciated

    thanks
    50/50

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50/50 View Post
    Me and a Mate considering booking this Oct for sika stag rut with either David Moore at Celtic Field Sports http://www.broomfieldlodge.com/ in Co. Wicklow
    or James Duggan at http://www.irishdeerservices.ie/ in Co.Kerry

    We would appreciate any feedback from SD stalkers who have used either outfitter?
    eg; How well were you treated? ....level of professionalism of guides? ....standard of accomodation? ....number of deer seen? ....quality of trophies shot? ....terrain hunted?.....value for money? etc, etc

    PM me if you don't want to go public.

    Any and all feedbback much appreciated

    thanks
    50/50
    I live in Wicklow and the only operator I have ever met was John Fenton. He took me stalking a couple of times before I had graduated from an air rifle. I believe he comes highly recommended commercially. I haven't met him in a long number of years and he doesn't appear to advertise. Maybe some members here have contact details for him as I've seen his name mentioned here a few times. You couldn't deal with a more knowledgeable or nicer guy if you are lucky enough to get in touch with him.

    I find the picture on the Broomfield site of the young chap holding up two very stale salmon a little offputting. That would flavour my opinion anyway.

    FB
    Last edited by Fiery Brown; 28-04-2012 at 12:08. Reason: spelling again

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50/50 View Post
    James Duggan at http://www.irishdeerservices.ie/ in Co.Kerry

    50/50
    This guy seems a bit odd!

    Advertising Manchurian sika stalking in Co Wicklow.........none there.

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    I have been Sika hind stalking with John Fenton for the last five or six years. Great fellow, plenty of deer, lots of ground but be prepared to do exactly as your told and if you can't take a bollocking then don't go! John has a short fuse and does not suffer fools! I will be back again for the hinds (and another bollocking!) this year.

    Phil
    Yet another 7mm08 user....

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    Agree with Phil. Have been the last two years to Glenmalure to stalk with Mr Sika Fenton and intend to go again this Nov. He speaks his mind, praise when you've done well and reprimanded when you've messed it up, yet Ive learnt more from the last two trips to Wicklow than on several trips eleswhere. One thing though, you'll see plenty of deer if you do go. Also Glenmalure Lodge is perfect retreat to lick ones wounds in the evening!

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    I believe John Fenton has passed away.
    I would be delighted to hear otherwise.

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post
    I believe John Fenton has passed away.
    I would be delighted to hear otherwise.

    HWH.
    H, not so, at least a few weeks ago when I was last in Donard.

    You may be thinking of John Wickham, died a year or two ago. Self inflicted, sad to say.
    Brian.

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

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    In Kerry we had quite a few problems with outfitters that just drop off stalkers in places where they don't even have permission.
    Maybe just send a mail to http://www.wilddeerireland.com/ they might or might not advise someone, eitherway a good site/ contact.

    edi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    H, not so, at least a few weeks ago when I was last in Donard.

    You may be thinking of John Wickham, died a year or two ago. Self inflicted, sad to say.
    Thanks Brian.
    It WAS John Wickham alias `irishgun`.

    Regards, HWH.

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    Thanks Guys for all the advice and comments.

    Have booked with John Fenton for mid Oct

    looking forward to it....will let you know how I go and hopefully a few pics to show the setup

    cheers
    50/50

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