I don't disagree with you there.
I don't want to make anything compulsory.
My original post was inflammatory but It is my opinion.
If you stalk deer without access to an adequate deer dog you are an arsehole.
I don't mean you necessarily have to own one, several of my mates call me out if they have an issue (I bring my dog.)
If you don't know anybody who has a deer dog then there are organisations who will help.
Darren, you have a deer dog, that must be because you realise their value, if one of the people who you have mentored phoned you up and asked for help finding a deer I am Sure you would take your dog and do your best.
Those people are stalking with access to a deer dog, they aren't arseholes in my opinion, neither are you.
If anybody is reading this and stalks deer and doesn't know anybody at all who has a decent deer dog then I would urge them to contact one of the tracking organisations, fins out about the scheme and put the number in their phone - you may never need it, if so, great, but when you do you will be glad you had it.
So applying that logic, are you saying we should all have animal specific dogs? Or are you suggesting that deer are far more important than any other mammal we may hunt/shoot, calling people arseholes because they dont have a dog for deer, is just typical modern day arrogant BDS bullsh*t, sorry mate but get your head out from your arse.