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Government backs trophy hunting…for now

Michael Gove has moved to assure shooters that the UK government has no plans to ban imports from trophy hunting. Speaking in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, the environment secretary described the decision as a “delicate political balancing

NGO Backs Return Of Hen Harriers

Photo by Andreas Trepte Plans to reintroduce hen harriers to a site on Salisbury Plain are under way, following a lengthy battle to save the bird from extinction.  The project is being co-ordinated by Natural England on behalf of DEFRA,

Ultimate stalking gear (part 2)

In the second part of our guide, we bring you everything you could think of. From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season. Bushnell Forge

Reviews

Victory Rangefinders

In terms of features, Zeiss’s rangefinding binos have absolutely everything: integrated ballistic information system (BIS II), Bluetooth connectivity, compatibility with the Zeiss Hunting app. Using this app, your ballistic data can be uploaded to the rangefinder from your phone, with

NV bargains with Mike Powell

Mike Powell’s been testing out two affordable additions to his night shooting setup, from Pard and Wicked Lights I recently made mention of two new items of night shooting equipment I had been sent to try out that had proved

Mark Ripley reviews the Swarovski DS scope

Mark Ripley finds himself ‘far from DS-appointed’ when testing the long-range capabilities of the Swarovski DS scope. When I first saw the details of the new Swarovski DS scope, I couldn’t wait to get my grubby little mitts on one.

Features

The night shift

Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images With lamb attacks increasing, Mark Ripley and two fellow shooters plan to hit the foxes hard over one long night… As was usual for the springtime, my shooting mate Gary and I were busy on

The allotment buck

Credit: JMrocek / Getty Images Editor-in-chief Pete Carr looks at the unpredictable month of April in roe stalking terms and relates an April stalking anecdote from the beginning of the 2018 season The first day of April may be a

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Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning Technique Q: I’m looking to buy a new sling. Are there any special types I should look at? I’ve seen one with a kind of

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