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Frosty foray

Holed up in a cottage at Kinnaird estate for the week, Chris Dalton takes a family member out for a red hind on frigid ground. Credit: vetas / Getty Images Across the months of December and January, I try to

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Stalking debutant

Paul Childerley meets Imogen – who has never stalked before and doesn’t even eat meat – and gives her a sporting introduction on his favoured species, the Chinese water deer I’ve always been one for promoting and bringing in new

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Fallow in the frost

David Barrington Barnes on the challenges, opportunities and quirks that hunting in November presents Credit: Getty Images No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, no comfortable feel in any member, no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits,

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Chris Parkin tests the Mars 4 from ATN

Chris Parkin hopes for an otherworldly performance he assesses the newest thermal imager from ATN, the Mars 4 The ATN Mars 4 has looks similar to its NV sibling, the X-Sight, except for the reflective silver sheen to the 47mm

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Happy days on the hill

David Barrington Barnes writes in praise of hill stalkers, those hardy types who put up with everything in the name of giving the visiting rifle a true Highland experience On receiving instructions to take a guest of unpromising appearance to

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Living the high life

Mark Ripley gets crafty and shows you how to build a high seat of your own Shooting from a high seat not only gives you a better view out of the usual line of sight of your quarry, it also

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Deer dogs: The suitability test

Rudi van Kets puts a new crop of deer dogs through their paces on a new test devised by his tracking group The suitability test our tracking dog association runs is based on the national recognised test for tracking dogs.

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Foxing: going the distance

Want to become a long-range foxer – or just test your rifle set-up to its very limit? Mark Ripley shows you the basics of long-range shooting How do you get started in long-range shooting? That’s a question I often get

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Will O’Meara’s skills in practice

Will O’Meara puts his training to use in his first PRS competition and learns some valuable lessons that can translate into hunting knowhow To compete in some Precision Rifle Competitions was a goal for this year, but due to a

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Pete Carr’s ultimate challenge

Pete Carr takes on what must be the most difficult sporting endeavour the Highlands have to offer: the Macnab Credit: Dgwildlife / iStock / Getty Images Plus I have spent a significant part of my shooting career north of the

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