Sadly, reports of disappointed syndicate members who have found themselves on unproductive ground are not unheard of. d. are also usually subject to the prize provider's terms and conditions, which will apply to the prize winner (and their Guests) as well. We do not accept responsibility for content, have no control over and our Privacy Policy does not apply to these companies, sites or content and if such third-party sites collect Personal Data, we cannot control how this data is processed, stored or used. We use cookies to personalise your experience and for targeted advertising purposes. Well and truly. For many this is a no-brainer as it reduces disturbance and recoil. e. entrants agree not to bring any actions, suits, claims and demands against us in respect of defamation or any infringement or violation of any personal and/or property rights of any sort from our use of their Photograph or video; 5.6 All prizes are subject to availability, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. c. if you are not satisfied with the initial response from the publication, please email or write to the relevant Promoter at: Fieldsports Press Limited, 1-6 Buckminster Yard, Buckminster, Grantham, Lincs NG33 5SB. 5.5 We reserve the right to request proof of a prize winner's identity in the form of a passport or driver’s licence and proof of address in the form of a utility bill. Don’t always expect full independence, however, as the landowner will usually have a set idea of what needs to be achieved. Entrants unconditionally waive their right to seek or obtain an injunction to prevent or restrict our use of the photographs. Individual rifles, even when of the exact same make, calibre and model, tend to have preferred ‘diets’, i.e. Never forget that it can take years to build up a reputation but only seconds to destroy it. We may use ‘Flash’ cookies to store your preference for your media player. This will also allow Fieldsports Press Limited and Facebook and/or Google login to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook and/or Google account settings. This might mean that for the first year or so, a novice can only stalk when accompanied by an experienced person, or he/she may only be allowed to use the rifle on specified areas of land that have been surveyed by the FEO. If you use any of our apps on your mobile device we will process the following information: However, you may be able to disable web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in messages you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). A failure by us to enforce any one of the terms and conditions in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim or right of action by any entrant or prize winner, nor shall it be deemed to be a waiver of any of our rights in relation to the same. The Stalkers’ Training Programme at Corinium is a prime example and was developed after lengthy consultation with various constabularies and individuals regarding the qualifications, training and experience which are required to gain an FAC for stalking purposes. 6. My name had come from the 
local game dealer, whose recommendation came simply because I took special care over the carcasses I supplied to him. If you are not in agreement please do not add your personal details on the website. However, if you are applying to hunt deer on your own lands, the 100 acre (42 hectare) requirement does not apply. How we and third parties use cookies, We use cookies that are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Any such prize may at our discretion be awarded to the prizewinner's parent or legal guardian. Cabinet: Essential for all firearms holders. If you want to apply to see the data we hold about you, please write to: The Data Protection Officer, Fieldsports Press Limited, 1-6 Buckminster Yard, Buckminster, Grantham, Lincs NG33 5SB  You agree that we shall have the right to use all the resulting publicity materials in any media and in any manner we see fit, unless you advise us at the time of entering the Competition that you wish to retain your anonymity. How to choose the right shotgun and cartridge for pigeon shooting, How to dress for a day’s formal gameshooting, Turkish shotguns – definitely worthy of consideration and here is why. Sticks and bipods: When woodland stalking, the majority of shots will be taken off sticks, of which there are numerous designs. Written permission from the owner or occupier should be carried. Bipods are attached to the fore-end of the rifle and are an excellent alternative to using a rucksack, rolled-up coat or otherwise when shooting from a prone position. Remember, it is much easier to apply for a variation on your ticket at a later date if you want a number of calibres for different purposes. a. entrants warrant that they are the person in the photograph or video and/or they have prior consent from all persons in the photograph or video to submit it as part of their entry; A memorable introduction last spring (more on that another time) and a number of guided trips out since – stalking roe, muntjac and red deer – have me hooked. We also permit advertisers, ad network providers and ad serving companies to place cookies on our websites to allow them to show you advertisements both on and off our websites that are more relevant and useful to you. COPYRIGHT The web beacons may be used to recognise cookies generated by third parties and inform us and/or third parties of which advertisement or link brought you to our website, allowing us to monitor the efficacy of our business relationships with third parties. These must be paid by the prize winner (and their Guests); If a deer runs onto private property, the hunter cannot retrieve it without the landowner’s permission. Do you just want to stalk occasionally or are you looking for somewhere that will allow you to have the satisfaction of your own management plan? Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than we use on our websites. This helps with fast and consistent target acquisition, whilst being much more comfortable. The result was not just the stalking but a longstanding friendship. DECISIONS FINAL Comb raiser: According to Paul, gunfit is very often overlooked when it comes to rifle shooting – particularly comb height. If time really is an issue, why not look instead at the stalking schemes run by BASC or other organisations, or restrict yourself to the occasional outing with a professional who, with time and trust, might permit you to stalk alone. Multiple entries are accepted for giveaway competitions on these giveaway sites. For more information please visit and/or As the public presence increases, 
so too do safety considerations and your access may be limited, so sometimes careful thought may persuade you to reject some offers, however tempting they may be. A deer’s greatest defense is its incredible sense of smell, so the wind should always … 5. A cookie is a small text file that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) when you visit our websites or open some of our emails. We will include web beacons in some of our promotional email messages and newsletters to determine whether the messages have been opened or acted upon and whether our mailing tools are working correctly. Whatever the case, they will want proof that you are safe and competent. Changes to this Privacy Policy. Think about whether you need an illuminated reticle and, indeed, the style of reticle you prefer. Cookies may also be used when you share information using a social media-sharing button on the websites. Further details will be set out in the Specific Terms and/or given to winners when they are notified that they’ve won. b. by email; The information collected from these types of cookies may be used in conjunction with other information we or our third party partners hold in order to record specific browsing information (for example, regarding the way visitors arrive at our websites, pages viewed, options selected, information entered and the path taken through our websites but is generally not used to identify you individually). Some cookies are designed to help save you time, for example, by remembering your contact details when you are making an order for the second time so that you will not have to complete the contact section again unless your details have changed. All eligibility requirements will be detailed in the applicable Specific Terms ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR OUR COMPETITIONS Most stalkers keep several, each with its own purpose when gralloching and handling a shot animal. For roe deer, on the other hand, the bullet must weigh at least 50gr and have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450fps and a minimum muzzle energy of 1,000ft/lbs. WikiMatrix A deerstalker is a type of cap that is typically worn in rural areas, often for hunting, especially deer stalking . Ammunition: For deer stalking, ammunition must be soft point or hollow-nosed and adhere to the stipulations detailed previously. Same as Tier 0. Online Behavioural Advertising, We use an advertising service called online behavioural advertising (OBA). To learn more or to see how you can opt out of targeted advertising, for more information please read our Cookie Policy below at the end of the Privacy Policy. Your email address, if you create an account; Other third party websites, Please note when you click on links and advertisements on any of our sites, you will leave that site and go to a third-party site, which is outside of our control and their data practices may vary from Fieldsports Press Limited. Stalking on this basis can be surprisingly affordable, especially if you are happy with cull animals rather than big trophies. Please see ‘How to manage or refuse cookies and similar technologies’ for more information. Different cookies are used to perform different functions, which we explain below. 12. Depending on the nature of your event, you may need to obtain official permission to hold it. Stalking deer is a serious business. Spread the word that you are looking for ground: gamekeepers, gun shops and game dealers are good starting points, and many an opportunity has sprung from a casual conversation in the beaters’ cart during a shoot day. The smaller the number of calibres you apply for, the easier you are making it for your FEO who may be reluctant to grant several calibres to a first-time applicant. to clean and sharpen, with a non-slip handle. This Privacy Policy was updated in August 2018. These activities may involve the use of cookies and other similar technologies. 6.2 Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Terms, holiday prizes: Furthermore, in some circumstances we may display some of your information such as your username and age. Our dispatch of a communication to you will, in any event, constitute notification. For deer stalking calibres, evidence of requirement can take several forms – permission to shoot/manage deer on private land, and a booking or invitation to go deer stalking are examples. PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL INFORMATION     4. Sadly, the days when a bottle of whisky at Christmas was enough have long since passed. 2.2 Generally, Fieldsports Press Limited will be the Promoter of Competitions administered by our magazines, but if you are unsure you should check who the Promoter is in the Specific Terms. There are certain times when we may be legally required to disclose your data in good faith where it is required by law or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us, or where we have a requirement to protect or defend the rights of Fieldsports Press Limited or any users of our servers. When you join the syndicate, you are given full access to the Deer Stalking Club locations. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. SUBSCRIBE HERE. For many people, deer stalking is a recreational activity, but it is also necessary to protect agricultural crops and forestry and indeed, deer, since they are prolific breeders and, if numbers are allowed to increase unchecked, may become prey to starvation and disease. In particular, entrants must comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements; and We may also receive similar information about visitors to our group company and other partner websites. 12. As the only Deer Organisation registered under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, our members have a voice when it comes to the future of deer and deer stalking in Ireland. c. in writing;  My first visit to Corinium consisted solely of coffee, biscuits and an in-depth chat – not a rifle in sight. 5.8 We make no representation or warranty in relation to prizes provided and to the fullest extent permitted by law we shall have no liability to you in relation to any prize, its fitness for purpose, merchantability or otherwise. 17.3 Where a Competition involves voting, the accuracy of the pooled results received and published by us will be deemed to be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The advantage of a syndicate is that it frequently has access to larger and more varied ground and, of course, it will be composed of people who share an interest and are hopefully prepared to help each other out. TERMINATION OF COMPETITION “A love of the outdoors and a desire to be self-sufficient brought me to stalking”, How to create your own deer management plan, Why sika deer are posing a threat to our native reds. Fieldsports Press Limited uses cookies for a number of reasons: We accept no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including but not limited to texts, calls or emails not received due to technical disruptions, network congestion, loss in service of online entry mechanisms, computer error in transit or any other reason. 14. After stalking your first deer, it will come as no surprise that deer stalking is rapidly growing in popularity in the UK. If you give us your consent to send you further marketing messages we may contact you from time-to-time with carefully selected offers and promotions from ourselves or from our network of carefully selected partners, from which you may always opt-out or unsubscribe. g. entrants aged under 18 shall have obtained the consent of a parent or a guardian (and will provide us with the contact details we need should we wish to verify this). If this means that the winner (and/or any accompanying guests) cannot attend the relevant event, we shall be under no obligation to provide any cash or alternative tickets. 5. We might also send you surveys or invite you to enter a competition or receive a newsletter, for instance. We represent the interests, and lobby on behalf of our members/ deer stalkers. Changes will apply from the date that they are published on this page. © 2021 Fieldsports Journal. c. obtain any inoculation and comply with any health regulations required by any holiday prize destination country; Deer stalking, or stalking game as a whole is not a skill that can be learned overnight. Consider a short annual report on your activities, including what has been achieved and your plans for the year to come. Scottish deer stalking is often done under the guidance of a professional stalker, a resident expert. 6.3 It is the responsibility of the prize winner (and, if applicable, each Guest that accompanies them) to ensure their ability to travel to their holiday destination and return home and, in particular, to: If for any reason any Competition is not capable of running as planned as a result of any (including but not limited to) technical failures, unauthorised intervention, computer virus, mobile network failure, tampering, fraud or any other causes beyond our control which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of a Competition, we reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition and/or any draw/s or judging related to the Competition and/or to disqualify any individual who (whether directly or indirectly) causes (or has caused) the problem. You can find more detailed information about these technologies at:  Some stalkers take on far more ground than they can manage effectively. 1.3 You should always read these General Terms together with the Specific Terms.     1. No employee, or employee family member of Fieldsports Press Limited or Swarovski Optik can enter the competition. 19.2 To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby exclude and shall not have any liability to any entrant or prizewinner in connection with or arising out of any Competition howsoever caused, including for any costs, expenses, forfeited prizes, damages and other liabilities, provided that nothing herein shall operate so as to limit or exclude our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence. Further details on web beacons, and how to manage them, can be found here: Generally, cheaper rifles are more ‘diet conscious’. We will clearly identify when this is the case and the following additional conditions will apply to such Competitions: a. you should always have the bill payer's permission to enter using a premium rate method; b. we will always state the amount of any additional cost to your normal cost of calling or texting as accurately as possible. All deer of any species: The bullet must weigh at least 100 grains and have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second and a minimum muzzle energy of 1,750 foot pounds. In one episode, Ellis shoots a deer, which then flees the property, leaving Ellis to wait for hours to see if it reappears on property he has permission to hunt. We may notify you by sending an email to your last known email address or writing to your last known postal address to direct you to the Privacy Policy if the changes are material. Some poor souls seem to labour in vain to locate even the smallest and least productive area where 
they might indulge their passion 
for deer stalking. Moderators should always be removed whilst not in use to prevent corrosive gases from eating away at the rifling at the end of a barrel. A visit to any Fieldsports Press Limited website may generate the following types of cookie: "Stalking" is defined as to pursue or approach stealthily which is often necessary when approaching wild deer, or the high seat overseeing the area where the deer are likely to be passing. Landowners have a duty of care and cannot be expected to permit armed strangers to roam their land without proof that they can be trusted; they’ll expect some form of hard evidence. Fieldsports Press Limited  will be the Data Controller of any personal data we collect about you and we are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office. 2. Knife: A knife is an essential piece of kit for the stalker. Applications must be submitted no later than three (3) days prior to the departure date. Yearly I get my deer stalking permission renewed in writing from the farmer’s whose land I shoot deer on. And, on my journey to taking up the sport in earnest, I’ve crossed the minefield of uncertainties that I’ve no doubt so many others in my position have, too. For statistical purposes to track how many users we have and have often they visit our websites. Web beacons may also be rendered ineffective in some circumstances by opting out of cookies or amending your cookie settings in your browser. Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy or in the data collection statements that will always be visible when we collect your information and where we give you the opportunity to select your preferences, we may release your data to external companies that we use to process your orders, to supply you with a prize in the event you win a competition, or charge your credit card, for instance. We … A landowner needs to see you as an asset not a liability and will appreciate a professional approach as well as a useful set of eyes on the ground outside working hours. MINORS The phone rang, “Hello Nick, it’s Harry Parsons, what you doing next Tuesday?” A quick check of the diary and it looked all clear. A bolt-action rifle with a detachable magazine and a 23" floating barrel which is screw-cut for a moderator is generally considered both practical and effective for UK stalking. If you have any other queries about our use of cookies, you can contact us at the address above. We will always ensure that those requesting the information have the legal right to do so. Research ‘exit pupil’ and you will glean a good idea of the effects of magnification and objective lens size on light transmission. 2.1 The "Promoter" of a Competition is the person legally responsible for administering it. 5.3 Prizes will be despatched to the winners via the UK mail service, unless otherwise stated. Deer stalking in Scotland is steeped in tradition and a fantastic way to really get to know the countryside and its wildlife. We reserve the right to disqualify entrants from entering our Competitions or prizewinners from receiving their prizes where any such person engages in unsafe, illegal, unsociable or inappropriate behaviour. However, blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of Fieldsports Press Limited websites not functioning properly. 5.11 Third party suppliers of prizes may also often stipulate their own terms; conditions or restrictions and all prizewinners agree to be bound by these. Your location-You may decline this request, but this may mean that we cannot offer relevant services; Sound moderator: If you plan to attach a moderator to your rifle, you will need to apply for one on your FAC. However, network providers may charge varying amounts for these types of call, so the total cost of your call may be more than we state. Is this no more than pure luck? 13. 2. They should be easy 9.3 It is a condition of entry to all our Competitions that we have the right to publish the first name, hometown of Competition entrants and winners. The programme includes recognised qualifications such as Firearms Awareness Training and Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 (DSC1), as well as a practical carcass handling and gralloching course, club membership, guided stalks, range time and training – all of which set the candidate in good stead.And it goes without saying that improving one’s fieldcraft and understanding of deer ecology and behaviour should be high on the priority list for any novice stalker; we owe it to our quarry. Be open and honest, don’t try to cover up any mistakes and achieve any cull that has been decided – if under pressure, don’t be too proud to get help. Subject to the government guidance, local lockdowns and National Lockdowns we may have to postpone some courses in the future at short notice. You can opt out of receiving interest-based advertising on our websites by blocking these cookies as described below in the section on ‘How to manage or refuse cookies and similar technologies’. LAWS Turning up in a busy farmer’s yard dressed in camouflage, ready to go with a rifle over your shoulder and an out-of-control spaniel, is less likely to bear fruit than a smartly dressed enquiry. All entrants may have their details removed from our database by contacting us or via the unsubscribe messages in emails sent by us. We charge £10 for information requests and require you to satisfactorily identify yourself to demonstrate your entitlement to view this data. b. consist of flights and accommodation only and do not include airport departure or government taxes, spending money, airport transfers or other expenses. For deer stalking calibres, evidence of requirement can take several forms – permission to shoot/manage deer on private land, and a booking or invitation to go deer stalking are examples. We do this to understand your use of our services, improve your user experience and enable personalised features and content; optimise our advertising and marketing and to enable third party advertising companies to assist us in serving you advertisements specific to your interests across the internet. If transferred to another site you should consult their data collection statements, which accompany any registration and their Privacy Policies before you submit your personal information. If you remove the Fieldsports Press Limited app from your Facebook and or Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information. A simple comb raiser which wraps around the stock allows the shooter to achieve a proper cheek weld whilst looking through the scope. How many antler points can a stag grow? Second-hand small-bore shotguns – what to buy? Obtaining time off work and/or study or related activities to participate in a Competition and/or take a prize will be the sole and absolute responsibility of each contestant. If you are really lucky, stalking permission opportunities can appear out of the blue. 6. All Rights Reserved. Swarovski EL 8.5x42 binoculars We use cookies for performance and analytics purposes. For many people deer stalking is a recreational activity, but it is also necessary to protect agricultural crops, forestry, native flora and indeed, deer, since they are prolific breeders and, if numbers are allowed to increase unchecked, may become prone to starvation and disease. If we make any important changes in the way that we collect, store and use personal data. We may share some of your information with advertisers, ad servers and ad networks to deliver targeted advertising both on our websites and on selected partner websites but this will not include any information, which directly identifies you. Take special care, as well, to ensure that you comply with the conditions on your Firearms Certificate, which specify where and for what quarry you may use your rifle. Any data collected from entrants by PSA may be used by PSA for regulatory purposes. Proof of posting of any postal entry will not be proof of our receipt of that entry. In the event that a prize is no longer available, Fieldsports Press Limited will seek to find a suitable alternative, and will not be influenced by the winner. By tonymagnum, December 4, 2020 in Shooting/Ferreting/Beating Wanted . 11.1 Where any prize is awarded via a prize draw, prizewinners will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries within twenty eight (28) days of the Competition closing date. 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