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Thread: Free muntjac stalk in return for informal mentoring

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    Free muntjac stalk in return for informal mentoring

    Hi chaps,

    I'm a fairly experienced small game hunter with FAC & SGC. Currently use 12 gauge, .410, .22LR and FAC air. I'm in land management, so I don't need babysitting in the field but I could use some stalking guidance.

    Now I am looking for some experience accompanying a local(ish), seasoned deer stalker on my permission before I get myself a .223 or .243. I was wondering if somebody on here who knows their stuff with either of these calibres would like to join me and lead a day's muntjac stalking (you are welcome to shoot/keep deer). If the stalk is successful, I'd love to help you prepare a carcass if possible. I would greatly appreciate in return, something in writing from yourself to briefly summarise/document the stalk for my portfolio. You might also have to humour quite a few stalking related questions from me as well

    Land in question isn't huge (circa 150 acres - hops, meadow & woodland) but is hilly with plenty of safe backstop. Large muntjac/fox population here but I obviously can't guarantee anything. You must have open ticket, suitable rifle & insurance.

    It must be stressed that this is not me offering permanent shooting permission on this land and any subversive attempts at such would be a bad idea.

    Please drop me a PM if this sounds reasonable!

    Oregon
    Last edited by oregon; 21-02-2013 at 21:24.

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    Sounds ok mate but i wouldn't condition it to those 2 calibres. Any deer legal will do they are all very alike, hell try em all.

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    Good luck getting sorted soon, .223 and a 6.5x55 is a good start but like above try a few before you make a decision

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    Thanks for the advice! I'm personally interested in those two calibres as they're likely what I'd be looking to use myself and I'd like to chat with whoever comes out about the finer details of their use. By all means I'm open to other calibres though but not less than .223 or much larger. (they're only little beasts afterall)

    My warning about permission is a little out of order I know, but I have had folks take the pee after inviting them out for a day's shooting in the past and I won't tolerate it again.
    Last edited by oregon; 21-02-2013 at 21:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oregon View Post
    Thanks for the advice! I'm personally interested in those two calibres as they're likely what I'd be looking to use myself and I'd like to chat with whoever comes out about the finer details of their use. By all means I'm open to other calibres though but not less than .223 or much larger. (they're only little beasts afterall)

    My warning about permission is a little out of order I know, but I have had folks take the pee after inviting them out for a day's shooting in the past and I won't tolerate it again.
    You might be surprised how little damage the larger calibers do compared to a .243 on small deer......my experiences of .243 on munties was not pretty, a lot of meat damage, don't discount a .30 cal, dead is dead, and often less damage.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    You might be surprised how little damage the larger calibers do compared to a .243 on small deer......my experiences of .243 on munties was not pretty, a lot of meat damage, don't discount a .30 cal, dead is dead, and often less damage.....
    I agree big slow bullets do less damage and cut the undergrowth better.

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    All about shot placement not size of the cal.

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    Oregon
    If your not sorted send me a pm and I'll see what I can do.

    Wayne

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    Thank you Wayne . Oregon you wont go far wrong with Wayne guiding.
    All grades of deer stalkers/hunters in the UK and overseas catered for. Level 2 DMQ signing off available. Over 30 years experience in the stalking/hunting industry. For friendly and professional help go to www.UKOutfitters.co.uk

    ZEISS PRO STALKER.

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    What a nice position to be in. To have your own stalking before you start stalking properly. Look after it and good on you for seeking advice/help.

    Good look with the stalk. Matt.

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