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First steps in the field

As the opening of the roebuck season draws close, David Barrington Barnes recalls his first ever stalks after the UK’s most beloved deer species. If ever I had any doubts about becoming a deer stalker, these were dispelled by my

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Ask the experts: Firearms certificate process

I’ve been waiting for my firearms certificate to arrive for months now, with no joy. Is there anything I can do to speed the process along? I don’t want to irritate my firearms department and see myself put on a black list, but waiting doesn’t seem to be doing much good.

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Ask the experts: Daylight foxing

Do you think it’s worth going out after foxes in the daytime in winter? I work nights so I’m limited to daytime shooting.

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Back to basics

Will O’Meara is reminded that you don’t need the most advanced technology in the world to grass deer – you just need confidence in your kit and good stalking technique

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Ask the experts: Choosing a rifle support

Do you always shoot off a bipod or do you sometimes use other supports such as shooting sticks?

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Ask the experts: Eye dominance and scopes

Does eye dominance really matter when shooting a scoped rifle? I saw a video online of someone shooting a rifle right-handed but leaning over to sight with their left eye. It looked utterly wrong but does it really make a difference?

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Ask the experts: Organising a fox drive

As the end of the pheasant season approaches, we are thinking of organising a couple of fox drives to reduce their numbers. How do I go about this?

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Ask the experts: Collaborative culling?

I’d like to organise a collaborative culling day on my ground this winter. Is it a good idea?

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Ask the experts: Setting up a scope cam

How can I set up a scope cam so I can record my shots in the field?

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Ask the experts: Foxing with a single-shot .243 rifle?

I am new to fox shooting and my father has said I can have his rifle that he’s had for years. It’s a .243 that he has used for deer, but what’s bothering me is that it’s only a single-shot model.

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