I come from a farming background in Rural South Yorkshire and have been around country sports all my life. I was fortunate to continue with this through a full military career as a commissioned officer in the RAF.

Stalking came later to me – around 30 years and very quickly became my passion and eventually my business. I am all about self-sufficiency and with my wife Anne we launched South Ayrshire Stalking in 2006.

We provide a full range of stalking catering for the complete novice though to training and witnessing for DSC 2. I am an assessor with the British Deer Society and one of the senior measures with the BDS/BASC/Sporting rifle trophy team. We offer lovely B&B accommodation with the emphasis on home cooked food, we eat what we shoot and grow, I also keep Bees.

I write a regular column for Sporting Rifle and can regularly be seen on The Shooting Show. I am particularly keen to promote sustainable deer management and I’m a great advocate of training and education, I do not feel we should shy away from explaining and promoting what we do as stalkers or shooters, we are actually the guardians of the countryside – and its many traditions.

Chris dalton
Age: 61
Hometown: Girvan SW Scotland


How long have you been shooting?
50 Years

Where do you shoot / hunt? All over UK mostly Scotland

Do you Shoot Professionally? Yes – Outfitter & owner of South Ayrshire Stalking

Favourite Five
Colour: Blue
Film: Gladiator (2000)
Food: All – particulary like a good curry
Place: Yorkshire and Scotland
Song: Barcelona – Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé

Chris's Kit

Haenel Jäger 10 Varmint Sporter .243 / Meopta MeoStar R1 3-12×56 Rifle Scope /  B&T Suppressor


Chris uses this set up for his  stalking and Deer management duties, the reliability of the Haenel Jaeger 10, clarity of the Meopta Meostar R1 scope and the B&T Suppressor make an unrivalled hunting combination.  

More of Chris's Kit

Meopta MeoRange 10x42 HD Rangefinders, or Multifunctional Observation Device

The Streamlight Bandit Head torch is a ultra-compact, low-profile & USB rechargeable​

Holik's high quality gloves are made by craftsmen in the Czech Republic for hunters.

PRW steel rings use a proven cross-slot design, and offer a more permanent mounting solution.