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Mopping up foxes

Anticipating another set of September fox control opportunities, Mike Powell reflects on how the countryside and the foxes that inhabit it have changed over the years

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August endurance

From inclement weather to incessant phone calls, Paul Childerley endures every setback imaginable on a quest to bag a buck in the rut

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Ask the experts: Why are some years better than others in the roe rut?

How do you account for variability in roe rut stalking? Two years ago, I could have called them in from the supermarket car park; last year nothing went right. How do I ensure this year is one of the good ones?

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Roe rut advice: Why turning bucks down is more important than shooting them

David Barrington Barnes says the mark of a true stalker isn’t number of bucks shot. Quite the opposite – it’s the level of restraint shown

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Roe rut stalking tips

The roe rut isn’t always magical – half the time it’s fruitless and frustrating. Dominic Griffith unravels the mystery around this key period in the stalker’s calendar

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Foxes aren’t what they used to be

Foxes are getting cleverer, says foxing expert Robert Bucknell – but so are fox shooters

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Feigning fallow calls

Top stalker Charly Green looks at the theory behind calling fallow bucks during the rut and contends that summoning them may be difficult but is certainly not impossible

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Rutting reflections

Respected stalker Owen Beardsmore shares his roe calling skills and an interesting anecdote of when it all came together, taking three consecutive bucks

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Foxing foreplay

Top foxer Mark Nicholson offers his advice on calling difficult foxes during the mating season while getting to grips with the latest Xenon HID lamp from Lightforce

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Beech leaf brilliance

Simon Barr heads to the woods with roe calling expert Glen Boxall who passed on some of his roe calling skills that he learned from an old master

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