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The Shooting Show – wild Scottish roebuck PLUS the Northern Shooting Show 2019

Stuart Wilson and shooting buddy Linford have some roe control to take care of in a remote part of south-west Scotland. To maximise their time on the ground, there’s only one thing for it: Pack the tarps and hammock and

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Sporting Rifle Mailbag

Send us your letters – or email colin.fallon@futurenet.com for a chance to win a great prize. Each month, the best letter wins a bottle of King’s Ginger – the ideal drink to enjoy after a cold stalk. For more details

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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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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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The Shooting Show – roe doe stalk with the Purdey BAR rifle, PLUS Wicked Lights torch on test

We’re out on the range with something very special: A Purdey bolt-action rifle, possibly the ultimate in London-made rifle craftsmanship. Stuart Wilson and Nigel Musto have set out the gongs ready to test it at increasing ranges – but before

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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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Roe rut stalking tips

The roe rut isn’t always magical – half the time it’s fruitless and frustrating. Dominic Griffith unravels the mystery around this key period in the stalker’s calendar

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How to stalk in the wrong wind

The first rule of stalking is “work the wind”. But the rules are not set in stone. Here’s how to achieve success if the wind isn’t with you

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Video of the week: The monster buck

Itching to get out at the bucks? Let us fuel your anticipation with this roebuck highlight from two years ago…

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Safari with a difference: Hunting plains game with a 6.5×55 rifle

Hunting Africa is all about big, shoulder-busting bores, right? Not necessarily. Thomas Nissen visits a PH who prefers something rather more diminutive

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