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    A little market research

    HI John

    Re bursary costs for new stalkers.

    I am not a trade member, but I would be happy to donate an amount per annum to assist and help build a fund each year to create openings for training particularly how things are going with must have paperwork these days, another side or spin off could or would be to assist people in preparation and or experience for DSC 1 and advisory stalks pre DSC 2 and giving good stand fast advice on the stalking elements.

    These three objectives would help build a good and solid foundation for new stalkers, not a free for all, but a helping hand to people wanting to learn, a bursary for DMQ and a non financial assistance for the the two levels open to new stalkers or wanting to learn more.

    I would be more than happy to help new people starting off in the stalking world, take them out on learning stalking outings, guidance put em on the right track for equipment etc, without having to buy half the world stalking kit and find out after a year you don't need it all, a helping hand.

    I'm sure there are plenty of site members who would contribute on or all three things and offer assistance in there own areas.

    atb

    phil

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    +1 Phillip I'd be on board too
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    Hat's off to Phillip for reinstating this thread.

    I would always encourage people to put back a little into our sport.

    It is not a compulsory situation and if it's not for you fine!

    John was only putting the feelers out and deserves healthy input.

    I would gladly donate to this cause.

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    Count me in....

    Mulac

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    I have provided range facilities for many years so that stalkers are familiar with the procedure for the DSC shooting test.
    Participants are not in a `foreign country` when the day arrives as they have already gone through the procedure previously.
    These shoots are still held 3 times a year here in Cumbria on the third Sundays in April, June and August but I shall not be personally involved now as I am partially sighted due to Glaucoma.
    Unfortunately a cure cannot be bought for this affliction.

    HWH.

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    I'm all for putting money back into stalking to help out newcomers , but I think that £24 is quite a lot of money to ask people for en mass . This is a great site , Im really gratefull to use it and there's not many days I don't log on . But I'm not that fussed on a lot of competitions to be honest . I'm also a member on british blades and due to the fact you pay for membership on there you basically have two different forums , and it's a very unhelpful site because of it .
    i know malc who part owns this site and I hope he doesn't look badly on this post , it's just my honest opinion . At the end of the day if even half of the members payed the £24 that's over £140,000 a year . That's a lot of of competitions for jackets and dsc1 's

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    Personally I thought some of the remarks on Jons original thread were a little short sighted and uncalled for.

    There are some bloody good, kind and thoughtful members on SD and a good few have become great friends that I would not likely have made were it not for the site.

    Not too long ago when raising funds for the British Heart Foundation this site and the generous members that offered stalking/sticks and Wildfowling helped raise over £5000... That speaks volumes for the majority of members on here.

    Again personally I wouldn't mind paying a small membership fee as where else can I buy/sell firearms etc, obtain access to credible stalking through membership feedback. Travel the length and breadth of the country often staying at friends ive made houses for free and which I have reciprocated many times.

    Funny enough it seems its always the same few whinging and whining yet them lot almost live on here...

    Ultimately it was reasonable to put the feelers out and for what this site has done for me id happily bung a few quid in...
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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    I think stalking, shooting, and reloading is already too money orientated - everything (worth knowing) I've learnt about deerstalking has been from lovers of the disciplines who've sacrificed their time to teach a newcomer with no motivation other than their own decency. Books and courses are or very little real practical use IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyDoom View Post
    I think stalking, shooting, and reloading is already too money orientated - everything (worth knowing) I've learnt about deerstalking has been from lovers of the disciplines who've sacrificed their time to teach a newcomer with no motivation other than their own decency. Books and courses are or very little real practical use IMO.
    Well said sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyDoom View Post
    I think stalking, shooting, and reloading is already too money orientated - everything (worth knowing) I've learnt about deerstalking has been from lovers of the disciplines who've sacrificed their time to teach a newcomer with no motivation other than their own decency. Books and courses are or very little real practical use IMO.
    I learnt almost everything from 1 very kind bloke , now a great friend . He wouldn't and never will charge me a penny . But when he's been stuck at 3 am I go out to help him , when he needs picking up from somewhere I go to help him , he's always welcome to stalk on my ground and the first pint will always be on me . Not many people left like that , but I hope one day I can pass my love of fieldsports on to someone else .

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