Deer Stalking – A Roe Doe

Deer Stalking – A Roe Doe

If my first outing was a bit of a trial by fire, the second is about as ideal a stalking experience as you could hope for.    I’ve asked Peter (Jones – lead instructor at The Capreolus Club, with whom I am learning the practice of stalking) for a morning...
Deer Stalking – My First Outing

Deer Stalking – My First Outing

Since the inception of my journey into deer stalking, I had taken a basic qualification, applied for, and been granted a Firearms Certificate, bought my first rifle, and learnt how to zero it. It was finally time to go out for my first stalk – a significant...
Deer Stalking – Zeroing My Rifle

Deer Stalking – Zeroing My Rifle

Having finally got my hands on my new Sako rifle, and spent a couple of hours fiddling around with little wrenches to get the Swarovski scope fitted, I needed to zero it.  Zeroing is the process of calibrating the sights to the rifle, of making sure that at a given...
Deer Stalking – Choosing A Rifle

Deer Stalking – Choosing A Rifle

With my Firearms Certificate approved, my next step was to buy a rifle of my own. There are hundreds of the things – the choice can be bewildering. The natural tendency is to Google away in search of the perfect option. The wisdom of the internet, and that of...
The PDS1 Course

The PDS1 Course

I was given directions to a location in the Sussex countryside, half-an-hour’s drive from my front door in Hove, and told to meet Peter there at 10am. Meet a guy in a lay-by, and spend the day learning to shoot guns – it already sounded good. As I said before,...