The night shift

Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images With lamb attacks increasing, Mark Ripley and two fellow shooters plan to hit the foxes hard over one long night… As was usual for the springtime, my shooting mate Gary and I were busy on

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Government backs trophy hunting…for now

Michael Gove has moved to assure shooters that the UK government has no plans to ban imports from trophy hunting. Speaking in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, the environment secretary described the decision as a “delicate political balancing

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NGO Backs Return Of Hen Harriers

Photo by Andreas Trepte Plans to reintroduce hen harriers to a site on Salisbury Plain are under way, following a lengthy battle to save the bird from extinction.  The project is being co-ordinated by Natural England on behalf of DEFRA,

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Ultimate stalking gear (part 2)

In the second part of our guide, we bring you everything you could think of. From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season. Bushnell Forge

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The Shooting Show – wild Scottish roebuck PLUS the Northern Shooting Show 2019

Stuart Wilson and shooting buddy Linford have some roe control to take care of in a remote part of south-west Scotland. To maximise their time on the ground, there’s only one thing for it: Pack the tarps and hammock and

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Ultimate stalking gear (part 1)

From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season, here is part 1. Lars Fält knife A sturdy bushcraft knife from Casström developed with renowned wilderness

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The allotment buck

Credit: JMrocek / Getty Images Editor-in-chief Pete Carr looks at the unpredictable month of April in roe stalking terms and relates an April stalking anecdote from the beginning of the 2018 season The first day of April may be a

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Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning Technique Q: I’m looking to buy a new sling. Are there any special types I should look at? I’ve seen one with a kind of

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Sporting Rifle Mailbag

Send us your letters – or email colin.fallon@futurenet.com for a chance to win a great prize. Each month, the best letter wins a bottle of King’s Ginger – the ideal drink to enjoy after a cold stalk. For more details

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Enter our competition for the chance to win a Smith and Wesson pistol

The Smith & Wesson Model 586 from Umarex is a CO2 revolver that shoots .177 pellets, and is worth £209.95. It offers great handling and durability, and has the added bonus of being equipped with adjustable open sights – all

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