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An elite group of Scottish stalkers is putting top-quality Zeiss scopes and binoculars in the hands of more stalkers. We find out how the Pro Stalker scheme works

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.300 H&H

Even pitted against modern cartridges, the .300 H&H still offers excellent performance.

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Foxing Double

It was the same old story: a friend rang me to ask if I would deal with a fox problem, as the smallholding next door had lost some chickens. My mate wanted the culprit brought to book post-haste as he feared the vulpine villain would soon turn its attention towards his own geese.

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Group Manoeuvres

I can’t believe it when the alarm clock goes off. There is no way my night’s sleep can be over already – but it is.

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.300 Win Mag

The .300 Win Mag definitely falls into the long-distance cartridge category, but it also encompasses some very favourable properties, making it a superb all-round calibre. It has no shortage of followers, counting our own editor and Mike Yardley among them.

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Reaching New Heights

When foxing season arrives, it brings with it the realisation that I’ll be walking the beat again. I remember an occasion when my five colleagues and I met up early and set off without delay, knowing we had a tiring and full day in front of us.

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Think before you squint

A question often asked is: ‘Which scope is best?’ The general answer given is: ‘Spend as much as you can afford.’ A good quality scope can cost more than the rifle itself depending on make and model. But when choosing a scope, take into consideration what you intend to use the scope for.

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High-five for Polish roebucks

Thomas Lindy Nissen accompanies Danish hunters Claus Christiansen and Rene Knutzen on a trip to Poland after roebucks, with a new accessory for the Quadpod shooting sticks on test too The four days’ trip to Poland includes six outings, and

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Dusk till Dawn

Owing to the wet weather one August, the harvest had been delayed. This had put my fox control operations seriously behind. I control foxes over a mixture of arable, pasture and woodland. Around 80 per cent is arable, and any cubs that get away from the earth are tricky to mop up until the harvest is completed.

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.30-06 Springfield

If you don’t want to follow the crowd, and don’t mind paying a little extra for the ammo, then embrace an old favourite with a long shooting heritage, and choose the .30-06.

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