New binoculars I was thinking about getting a new pair of binoculars for a while. I have an old pair of Zeiss 8×56 that has sentimental value for me. They belonged to my wife’s grandfather that probably received them as a gift from a grateful foreign hunter after a successful stalk. When I had them [...]
This is definitely the worst winter I have experience since we came to Scotland 7 years ago… It has been wet and windy almost every day, certainly most of the weekends were wet. When a forecast for the Saturday improved a bit I thought it was the time to go out, and I got an [...]
A Look at Life from a Deer Stand Devotional[/amazon_image] I have good collection of deer books from Poland, UK and other European countries as well as some from New Zealand. What I dont have is a good book about American deer hunting, so I started to look for anything I could cheaply get off Amazon [...]
I spent good couple of hours at the AGM of Lowland Deer Network Scotland last Sunday. Many more members turned up this year and the meeting room was nearly full. After short introduction Richard Cooke (LDNS Chairman) and Dick Playfair (LDNS Secretary) reported how the organization did in 2013. The Jamie Hammond (Scottish Natural Heritage) [...]
The Annual General Meeting of the Lowland Deer Network Scotland will take place at The Westerwood Hotel, 1 St Andrews Drive, Cumbernauld G68 0EW from 1.00pm on Sunday 26 January 2014. There will be couple of guest giving presentations including Pete Carr of Sporting Rifle magazine. More details on LDNS website. See you there.
I come across one of these at least once each year. They all pretty much similar cases – a young deer trying to jump a fence but gets caught be a hind leg. A sorry sight…
A friend invited me to join him stalking Saturday morning. We planned to go on a New Year’s Day, but weather was not great and we postponed till Saturday. It was a nice dry morning (finally ) and after having dome problems with a car we eventually got to plantation. I had been there couple [...]
It may not be anything new for you, but discovering Jim Corbett’s books was a revelation for me. I was looking for something new to read and someone mentioned “Man-eaters of Kumaon” by Jim Corbett. I was sceptical at first as in contrary to many hunters I am not really dreaming about African safari or [...]
Bad weather Weather has been really bad recently. Gale force winds and rain for the last couple of weeks. I had booked in to visit our syndicate ground and had to give up it was so bad. The forecast was not much better but I decided to give it a go anyway. I got to [...]
I wish you all Merry Christmas and happy hunting in the New Year!
I wounded a roe deer couple of weeks ago. If you did not see the video and write up I will quickly remind you what happened. I went to the plantation our deer group looks after. At very last light I spotted a doe I had been trying to catch up with and failed before. [...]
I got an invitation from a friend (thanks mate!) to come and help him with roe deer control. He manages roe deer on several plantations not far from where I stay and I really like to go there with him. It is completely different from mature forestry block I usually stalk, and in comparison to [...]