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...