M. Martin took these trophies on his september hunt in Scotland.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Subscriber M. Martin filed a strong recommendation for a value-priced free-range hunt for roe deer and red stag in western Scotland with guide Brad Bourner, owner of Pro Sporting Solutions (011-44-14-66-39-69-90; www.prosportingsolutions.com
). This is our first subscriber report on this new outfitter.
In Report 10812
, Martin writes, "Although I generally research hunts carefully prior to booking, I made an exception for this trip because my friend James Gray (of James Gray Hunting in New Zealand) recommended Bradley Bourner and Pro Sporting Solutions. Bourner is a former Royal Marine sniper who was posted in Afghanistan and elsewhere; he currently teaches marksmanship and works as a deer culler when he's not guiding hunters.
"We hunted an area surrounding the village of Kilfinan. I was able to hunt in the afternoon after meeting Bourner at the airport in Glasgow. As luck would have it, I shot a very nice roe buck that evening. The following day I took a representative 5x6 red stag. The remaining days were spent hunting pheasant, snipe and ducks over Bourner's German wirehaired pointers, great dogs that can do double duty for game recovery if needed. We also tried spotting foxes at night, but they wouldn't cooperate....