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First-day fallow

Paul Childerley sets out on 1 August with the twin aims of controlling a group of errant fallow bucks and filling the freezer with meat for a barbecue

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May management

Paul Childerley emphasises the virtue of selflessness as he makes the snap decision to turn down a trophy buck in favour of a cull candidate on a May stalk

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Operation Roe Doe

Pete Carr takes radical action to achieve his cull in the Angus Glens and explains which deer dogs are best for this type of work

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Rutting Matters

Start practising your calls for the rut, advises professional stalker Chris Dalton, but use this power wisely and at the right time or you certainly won’t spot any bucks

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Bested by a Buck

Recalling some of this year’s stalks, David Barrington Barnes takes the bucks with the bogs and looks ahead to a flourishing June

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Fortuitous June

June may not be regarded as the best month for roebuck stalking, but editor Pete Carr says it’s still worth a punt as results can often be surprising

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Cull Planning

Respected stalker Mark Brackstone shares his methods of cull evaluation and his unique system of data recording when managing the roe in his area of Wiltshire

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Uncertain Origins

Editor Pete Carr charts the history of the roe deer in the UK, from the rapid post-war population explosion back to near extinction at the turn of the 19th century

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Roebuck Fever

Not everything goes to plan, even when you’re Chris Dalton. Here Chris relates a story of a May roebuck hunt in which nerves got the better of his client

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Beware of the Turncoats

Trophy measurer Dominic Griffith discusses the best ways to identify suitable cull bucks, but there’s always a few exceptions to the rules

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