“The British Deer Stalking Bible” by Peter Carr was another Christmas present I never managed to read when I got it, but finally found some time to finish it.
It is a bit different book as author says more about “you can do it too” book, not “how to” book, but it is a bit both actually.
First chapter is about equipment and if you know Zeiss scope, Swarovski binoculars and Sauer rifle with Norma ammo is all you need you can skip that part 😆 I am joking, it is not too bad. I guess it is not easy to tell about deer stalking equipment as we are all biased…
Second chapter is much more interesting and talks about stalking tactics. I would honestly recommend reading that part, a lot of useful information and it could help a novice to improve their success rate.
Next couple of chapters are about UK six deer species. They are all arranged the same way and talk a bit about history, biology and contain a short deer stalking story/report. It is very nice to read, but for me the pleasure of reading it was a bit spoiled by the fact I have read it already in Sporting Rifle magazine, but I guess it is not a real problem.
Additional chapters talk about sheep, goat, wild boar and foxes and are quite interesting as well as final chapter about gralloch and deer dogs.
The book was a good read with great pictures, nice addition to anybody’s collection.