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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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Talking about stalking

One of your greatest assets in the field isn’t any piece of kit, says Will O’Meara. It’s effective dialogue and teamwork

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