I didn’t grow up shooting, at one point I used to be a vegetarian. I first got into it when a coach asked me if I’d like to give clay pigeon shooting a go. After my first lesson I was hooked, I wanted to learn more and improve.
A year later I bought my first shotgun (a trusty, old Beretta 682), shot clays most weekends and had further coaching. I then moved onto shooting rabbits with a .22 and 17HMR and have had numerous days out on the pigeons, and few days on peg game shooting.
In June 2017, I shot my first roebuck and have since been out stalking most weekends with my partner and his family. Seeing British wildlife in its natural habitat and taking part in country sports has in turn informed my artwork.
I am passionate about deer management and providing my own source of meat; in the past 2 years I’ve accounted for around 30 roe and 1 fallow (they don’t frequent our ground regularly unfortunately) and in recent months have started to gain some independence. Last summer I completed my DSC Level 1 and I am looking at completing my DSC Level 2 on the does this winter. In the next couple of year’s I’d like to shoot all 6 native deer species and am hoping to tick muntjac off later this year.
Hometown: Malton, North Yorkshire
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Haenel Jaeger 10 Centrefire .308 / Leupold VX-5HD Rifle Scope / B&T Suppressor / Leupold prw mounts
Kayleigh uses this set up for her Deer stalking, the build quality of the Jaeger 10, clarity of the Leupold VX-5 HD scope and accuracy of the S&B ammunition make for a unrivaled hunting combination.
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