David Barrington Barnes

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April means only one thing in the sporting calendar: It’s the roebuck season, and as always we’re here to help you prepare for it, get the right kit and avoid the dreaded buck fever. First, we’re out with Paul Childerley

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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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Mayday Roebucks

David Barrington Barnes reflects on why May is his month of choice for roebuck stalking Writing this article, as I do, well in advance of publication, I turn my thoughts to those low-ground stalkers whose appearance in the field is

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Mistakes and mishaps

David Barrington Barnes reflects on the blunders that can plague low-ground stalkers, and the lessons that can be learned from them

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The rain buck

Some roe do not live up to our common conception of them, as David Barrington Barnes found one wet evening during the buck season I think it’s fair to say that the consensus of opinion among expert roe stalkers is that

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Small deer, great pleasure

David Barrington Barnes rescues a blank outing with an opportunistic shot on a muntjac buck that provides a welcome reminder of the benefits of good practice I felt my way into the high seat at the back of Park Wood

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