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BASC backs amateur stalkers

A new report submitted to Scottish Natural Heritage has called for greater obligations to be placed on local authorities to manage deer on their land. The report, produced by the Lowland Deer Panel, also says cull data on the numbers

Polaris Ranger Diesel: refined performance with the all-new diesel engine

The new Polaris Ranger Diesel is made to perform to the highest standards for years to come. The all-new three-cylinder Kubota diesel engine is the most powerful engine in its class, delivering 24.8 horsepower and 40.8 ft.lb of torque. Paired with more

The Shooting Show – mixed bag of squirrel and fallow deer

Stuart Wilson’s got two quarry species in mind, at both ends of the size scale: grey squirrel and late-season fallow does and prickets. No, not with the same rifle – he’s selected a Ruger Precision rimfire for the tree-rats, and

Reviews

NV bargains with Mike Powell

Mike Powell’s been testing out two affordable additions to his night shooting setup, from Pard and Wicked Lights I recently made mention of two new items of night shooting equipment I had been sent to try out that had proved

Mark Ripley reviews the Swarovski DS scope

Mark Ripley finds himself ‘far from DS-appointed’ when testing the long-range capabilities of the Swarovski DS scope. When I first saw the details of the new Swarovski DS scope, I couldn’t wait to get my grubby little mitts on one.

Optics test with Chris Parkin: Schmidt & Bender Polar T96

In terms of light transmission, the Schmidt & Bender Polar T96 may just be the king of riflescopes. Chris Parkin tests to see if it stands up to his intense scrutiny.  Schmidt & Bender’s T96 riflescope claims the highest light

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Having a positive environmental impact

Giving some thought to where you take the 4×4 is just one way you can reduce your footprint Shooters pride themselves as being custodians of the environment, and that means a lot more than just shooting the right animals, says

Fast foxing with Mike Powell

Patrolling the fields to keep the lambs safe, Mike Powell experiences a number of quickfire foxing encounters – and a bonus buck too. As the year drifted into May, reports started coming in of foxes taking poultry. The growing cubs

The off-season with David Barrington Barnes

The off-season for fallow is short, but it provides plenty of opportunities for the stalker to get ahead of the game, says David Barrington Barnes. It’s only in May, June and July – the close season for fallow deer –

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