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Irish luck

Chris Dalton crosses the Irish Sea to try his luck at a sika stag, but poor conditions threaten to end his stalk before it’s even begun

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Forest fortune

Chris Dalton has to negotiate some testing re-stock forestry on the hunt for red deer – and finds that getting out is going to be harder than getting in

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The November issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

The ever-changing seasons always bring something new for the rifleman – and November brings one of the biggest changes of all. Roebucks are no longer in season and roe does have come in – while fallow, sika, red, Chinese water deer and muntjac are all in season in England and Wales too.

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The silent stalk

Daryl Crimp undertakes a 10-day meat hunt with two less-than-talkative companions. But who needs conversation when you have mountain scenery, regular snowfall and distant sika?

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Second chance sika

David Barrington-Barnes returns to Scotland two years after his initial ‘sika safari’ for another crack at stalking this spookiest of deer species

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Hunting in the grip of hunger

We were fully expecting the sika to be squawking and squealing

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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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Hybrid endeavour

Jason Doyle recounts one of his most memorable stalks on his patch in County Wicklow – not for sika or red, but for a cross of the two species As a stalking guide, the opportunities I get to grass a

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NEW! The Shooting Show – deer stalking masterclass with Jason Doyle

Irish sika stalking expert Jason Doyle brings you the lowdown on the concept of maximum point-blank range. Not sure? How about this: Never having to alter the point of aim on deer anywhere from 130 to 250 yards. It could

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Seeking a Sika solution

Due to the dramatic rise in wild deer and boar, the Japanese government are seeking to revise the wildlife hunting laws to prevent widespread damage to agriculture and forestry.

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