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Preparing for the Hill

Are you heading to the Highlands for a rutting stag this autumn? Be warned, says Dominic Griffith – your lowland stalking skills will only take you so far

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The best of it

David Barrington Barnes says some of his best memories have been forged on the hill in search of a stag – but wonders if future generations will get the opportunity to do the same

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Fog, hills and stags

Will O’Meara delivers another instalment of lessons learned from hunts past – this time from a hill stalk in his native country of Wicklow

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SPONSORED: Beat the midges with Nomad’s anti-mosquito Quadrider

NomadUK’s Anti-Mosquito Quadrider makes mosquito attacks a thing of the past.

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Ask the experts: What’s the best scope for the Highlands?

I’m planning on heading to the Highlands this year for some stalking on more open ground. Do I need a new scope?

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Hare of the Dog

Blood hound specialist Thomas Müller says that the Hanoverian method of tracker training can be adapted by substituting the hare for a red stag

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NEW! The Shooting Show – red stag stalking at the start of the rut

Few experiences beat hearing the magical sound of stags in the roar for the first time – so we’ve tracked down someone who’s never heard them before. Andy Powell is a keen shooter but novice hill-stalker – we deck him

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NEW! The Shooting Show – Glen Etive stags with a first-time stalker

Glen Etive is the scenic setting for double bass maker and keen shooter George ‘Turkish’ Martin’s first red stag stalk. With keeper Mark Shone leading him out for three successive days, and with top kit from Deerhunter, RWS and Swarovski

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Wicklow wonders

Editor-in-chief Pete Carr heads to Ireland in the hope of securing a stag from the Emerald Isle’s premier sika stalking destination in County Wicklow

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Highland fling

Why head overseas when the excitement of the red deer stalk is right on your doorstep, says Andy Malcolm

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