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BASC backs amateur stalkers

A new report submitted to Scottish Natural Heritage has called for greater obligations to be placed on local authorities to manage deer on their land. The report, produced by the Lowland Deer Panel, also says cull data on the numbers

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Hungary buck fever

Daryl Crimp finds himself praying to the goddess Diana on a four-day roebuck hunt in Hungary. We bobbed along in a frozen ocean. A golden sea of sunflowers bordered by a foamy swathe of maize. The troughs and gullies were

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Sporting Rifle 167 is out now!

The advancing months always bring new opportunities for the rifle shooter, and the May 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is all about celebrating rifle sport as the days lengthen. We’ve got roebuck stalking north and south – from Ayrshire to

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BDS offers a select preview of their 2019 summer auction

The British Deer Society (BDS) offers a select preview of some of their latest lots recently secured for their 2019 Summer Auction. A key fixture on the British Deer Society’s fundraising calendar, the summer auction is a popular event. The

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Stalking getaway with Paul Childerley

Getting a break from the constant demands of being a gamekeeper, Paul Childerley heads out for an evening of much-needed R&R: rifle and roebucks. I set off on a sunny afternoon in May to try my luck on a roebuck and

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The Shooting Show – three muntjac in a row with Chris Dalton

  Chris Dalton has joined up with Paul Childerley for a week’s sport down south, taking a team of guest stalkers and swapping his usual red and sika for a more diminutive deer species. After an initial blank at the

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Unique Double

A South Pacific fallow hunt in New Zealand took an unexpected turn for Thomas Lindy and Jens Kjaer Knudsen. For a couple of years now, I have worked on a project as a photographer for Jens Kjaer Knudsen on his

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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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Shoot in Scotland 2019 is out now

Shoot in Scotland is your annual guide to the mystery and magic of shotgun and rifle sport north of the boarder, and it’s back for 2019 with an all-new collection of knowledge, kit and tales from the field. Start planning

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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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