phone with map on it
Phone with map on it

What do I need?

A responsible deer stalker should always carry the following in their kit:

  • A telescope or binoculars
  • A knife of appropriate design – with finger guard, an impervious handle and sheath
  • Sterile gloves or hand sanitiser to ensure hygienic carcass handling
  • Sufficient ammunition for stalking and any necessary further dispatch
  • A hand or head torch, if stalking in the evening, to look for hair or blood signs and to assist with safe gralloching and extraction
  • A means of extracting the carcass hygienically
  • A bipod or sticks of an appropriate design to aid standing, sitting, kneeling and prone shots
  • Means of communication for emergency contact
  • A first aid kit