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First-day fallow

Paul Childerley sets out on 1 August with the twin aims of controlling a group of errant fallow bucks and filling the freezer with meat for a barbecue

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Mid-range marvel

Chris Parkin gets his hands on Zeiss’s new mid-priced Conquest V6 scope, and finds out whether it can hold its own against the German firm’s top-end offerings

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May management

Paul Childerley emphasises the virtue of selflessness as he makes the snap decision to turn down a trophy buck in favour of a cull candidate on a May stalk

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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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Driven to success

Paul Childerley reports from Germany where, as a guest of optics manufacturer Zeiss, he enjoyed two days’ driven hunting The highlight of my annual hunting calendar is attending the Zeiss Media Hunt in Laubach, Germany. Last December the event was

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Historical hunt

On German ground that has hosted Göring and Honecker as hunting guests in the past, Thomas Nissen experiences what a top-notch driven hunt is like today Germany is a country with great hunting traditions, most of which are probably familiar

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Plan B – for Billy

Frustrated in his attempts to hunt red stags while in Scotland, Paul Childerley turns his attention to feral goats – and bags a Galloway billy for his efforts I’ve always wanted to hunt the Scottish red stag in the rut

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Optical exclusive

An elite group of Scottish stalkers is putting top-quality Zeiss scopes and binoculars in the hands of more stalkers. We find out how the Pro Stalker scheme works

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Think before you squint

A question often asked is: ‘Which scope is best?’ The general answer given is: ‘Spend as much as you can afford.’ A good quality scope can cost more than the rifle itself depending on make and model. But when choosing a scope, take into consideration what you intend to use the scope for.

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Too much power?

There is an old ailment stalking the sporting rifle community. Andrew Venables describes the problem of ‘magnumitis’ – best defined as using long-range solutions for normal hunting Have you got ‘magnumitis’? I’ve had to ask myself the same question a

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