What do you think makes a good deerstalker . For me the main ingredient patience and a sound knowledge of your quarries and the same of the terrain it is in. Also a few others but there the main ones i think.
Well done Smithy, sounds to me like you are setting that lad off in the right direction.smithp18 said:Hi wadas
Make makes sense to me,
I have been taking my son Seb out with me school hols and all that,
And the point I’m trying to make is he is 11 and never stops asking questions, the rule is he as to touch my leg slowly with a stick if he wants to ask something or if he sees something.
Well it never stops prod after prod.
We sit and spy areas in the woods from time to time listing to what’s happening all round and it tells you more than the binos will ever do, binos just confirm, of course they help when spying big areas from distance that’s when they come into there own.
Seb hears alarm sounds prod, the wind changes direction prod, something looks to be moving prod its great but none stop.
With the cover being so high it’s difficult in the woods stalking but he does well and to be honest he is every bit as good as me at finding footings and whether they fresh or a day or two old.
He’s quick to spot signs and deer damage to but only that signs of what else is or as been about so I must be doing something right.
But the one thing I hope to get across to Seb and the most important message is the respect for your surroundings and the wildlife and the importance of why there needs to be a healthy balance.
My dad has always said and he’s not religious at all and shot all is life,” god put all things on the plant for a reason but there has to be effective control not to many and not to few there’s a health balance”.
So to answer the question What makes a good deerstalker? Try to understand the environment that deer co inhabit with all wild life and that changes from area to area that’s why I personally enjoy travelling to different ground to see the differences.