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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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A lucky escape

You really do take your life in your hands when you head out on the hill – as a close encounter with an ATV taught Chris Dalton during an August stalk last year

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Roe rut rules

How do you take advantage of the roe rut and avoid disappointment? Dominic Griffith presents his definitive advice

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Essential co-operation

Proper communication with other stalkers isn’t just good manners – it’s a vital part of your safety routine, says David Barrington Barnes

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Roe rut advice: Why turning bucks down is more important than shooting them

David Barrington Barnes says the mark of a true stalker isn’t number of bucks shot. Quite the opposite – it’s the level of restraint shown

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Stalking fallow on the first day of the season

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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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 build your dream rifle

Will O’Meara shares his thoughts and analysis on an upcoming rifle build, from calibre selection to stock type, bolt and barrel construction and magazine options

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Protection mission

Chris Dalton doesn’t often stalk on summer evenings, but a pair of bucks with their eyes (and antlers) on his fruit trees has him breaking the habit and heading out with the rifle

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What’s the best calibre for hunting?

There is a dizzying array of calibres available for the hunter to choose from – Will O’Meara helps cut through the confusion and make the right choice

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