culling

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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Moving on?

Though maligned by some as unsporting, collective deer moving days can be ethical and effective when carried out properly, says David Barrington Barnes

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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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Collaborative culls

If the doe cull seems too much for you to handle, you need to tackle it as a team exercise, says David Barrington Barnes

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Doe selection

As the deer seasons change, we give you all the advice you need to get the doe cull kicked off successfully this November

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The late show

Paul Childerley demonstrates that roe stalking excitement doesn’t end when the rut does, telling the tale of one buck that kept him heading out until the very end of the season

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The doe imperative

Editor-in-chief Pete Carr considers the selection and methods behind the doe cull and the importance of achieving the right ratio on one’s stalking ground

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Winter work – the doe cull

The season for roe and fallow does is shorter than that for the bucks and is necessarily further shortened through days lost to bad weather and the pressures of game shooting.

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Roe Doe Stalking: Underrated Sport

Byron Pace says that while roe doe stalking might not offer the trophies of its summer counterpart, it’s still a worthwhile enterprise with its own rewards

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Does at dusk

Sporting Rifle’s Byron Pace offers up his observations during the doe cull, and reflects on hunting with friends and family For a lot of stalkers, the end of the roebucks brings with it an immediate longing for the following season

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