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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Darryl Pace recounts a tale of injury and gun safety before tackling essential cold-weather gear
Will O’Meara gives you the lowdown on how to fine-tune your rifle and scope to get the best out of them
Freezing temperatures and a covering of snow and ice can give man the upper hand over hungry, risk-taking predators. Here’s how to capitalise…
Mike Powell’s masterclass on how to make the most of the various foxing methods available in late summer and autumn
Over the years, people have asked me countless questions on foxing. What’s the best kit for foxing, or the best calibre, or rifle scope combination, right down to what’s the best footwear. I suppose it is to be expected – the range of kit readily available to the discerning foxer is immense. A good rule of thumb is to take note of what experienced fox controllers are already using.
Your first chance to get after the foxes during the harvest is when the combine starts into the oilseed rape or any winter barley. As the combine works across the field in ever narrowing strips, a fox can find itself marooned in a shrinking island of cover. Eventually it will have to make a run for it.
Why head overseas when the excitement of the red deer stalk is right on your doorstep, says Andy Malcolm