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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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Relentless March

Do you really need March to cull roe does? Dominic Griffith makes the case for leaving the roe be and switching focus to fallow does instead

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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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How to stalk roe in winter

Winter can throw up a particular set of challenges when stalking roe deer for the cull. Follow Dominic Griffith’s advice and make all your outings a success

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Challenge Childerley

Armed with the new Zeiss Conquest V6 riflescope, Paul Childerley sets himself the ultimate stalking task: Four species, three estates, one day

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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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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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Rutting Reflections

David Barrington Barnes looks back at roe ruts he has experienced in previous years and questions the ethical considerations involved when calling roe at this precious time

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Opening Objective

Chris Dalton remembers a start to the roebuck season with a DSC 2 client that couldn’t have gone much better

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The Green Mile

A roe management stalk takes professional stalker Chris Dalton by surprise when, despite a well taken shot, the doe decides it’s not going down easily

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