Sporting Agent Gets Thumbs Up for Roe Deer Hunt in England


Published: December - 2010

Subscriber Michael Bodenchuk has filed a report on a roe deer hunt in England that he took as an add-on to a business trip to York, this past September. An internet search led him to Bryan Nelson of Sporting Agent, who then connected him with John Robson of Driffield, North Yorkshire. Bodenchuk gives both the booking agent and the outfitter excellent marks. He says that agent Nelson "not only arranged the stalking but also scheduled it so that I could be picked up and returned to York. He and his wife, Elizabeth, also worked with Robson to have me moved to a B&B that was not only closer to the hunt area but was less expensive than my options in York. They even drove up from their home to make certain things were going well  something I didn't expect and which is a mark of their attention to detail."

Bodenchuk says his pairing with Robson was just right. He and the guide had common interests, and he was able to take the kind of deer (a representative head) he wanted on the kind of hunt (stalking) that he wanted.

"Robson is a working gamekeeper and deerstalker, and he certainly knew his area and his deer. I was able to take a representative, three-year-old 3x3 roebuck on the first outing and saw several others. I also saw some bronze medal quality heads Robson had taken earlier with other customers, so I believe there are better heads available. For the record, I was late in the season (which starts in April), and the rut was over. Still, we saw deer on each morning and afternoon outing. There were other bucks I might have shot, but both Robson and I believed the excitement lay in the stalk, and we never closed the deal on any other roe deer. In addition to the deer, I was also able to take a couple of depredating red fox for Robson  which for me was as great an opportunity as the roebuck stalking.

"Robson uses a dog on his........(continued)

 
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