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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

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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

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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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Hungary buck fever

Daryl Crimp finds himself praying to the goddess Diana on a four-day roebuck hunt in Hungary. We bobbed along in a frozen ocean. A golden sea of sunflowers bordered by a foamy swathe of maize. The troughs and gullies were

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Tipping the scales with David Barrington Barnes

David Barrington Barnes considers how the odds are stacked against firearms certificate holders on a number of issues, from mental health to domestic disputes. A couple of months ago, I promised to revisit this topic and I will start by

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Hot pursuit with Thomas Nissen

Tracking buffalo in the dense West African bush isn’t easy. Thomas Nissen endures one hunt that lasts more than five hours. The print of a lion foot in the red sand of the track is not particularly clear. As we

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The down-under buck

April sees the beginning of the roebuck season, and as such Chris Dalton warmly welcomes an Australian client with a keen interest in roebuck stalking and management. I have found, having been an outfitter for a long time now, that you

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Close encounters of the vulpine kind

With a fox to take care of in a tricky close-up situation between houses and smallholdings, Mike Powell finds that the .22 Hornet is the calibre for the job. April arrived and with it, as always, came the increase in

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Stalking getaway with Paul Childerley

Getting a break from the constant demands of being a gamekeeper, Paul Childerley heads out for an evening of much-needed R&R: rifle and roebucks. I set off on a sunny afternoon in May to try my luck on a roebuck and

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Why do you hunt?

There’s a growing gulf in the perception of different forms of hunting – but, Byron Pace warns, we can’t entirely discard ‘trophy hunting’ in favour of ‘meat hunting’ or conservation will suffer. I start this month’s article with a request.

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