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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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Conservation: Facing the future

From the heart of Africa, Byron Pace catches up on the most recent news for wildlife and what that means for the future Never did I think I would find Johannesburg a tranquil place. If it wasn’t for seeing my

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Field foxing

Robert Bucknell awaits the arrival of the harvest as the foxes continue to evade him in the high cover Credit:Kevin Pronnecke / Getty Images I’ve still very few foxes to report but it’s been quite a year for squirrels, as

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What’s the best foxing calibre?

From .17 to .243, Mike Powell lines up the options to find out which best suits different foxing situations L-R: .22 airgun, .17 HMR, .17 Hornet, .223 Rem, .243 Win Two questions I see crop up time and time again

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Stalking experience

On a perfect day’s stalking on the hill, David Barrington Barnes comes to appreciate that a successful stalk is the combination of all kinds of tactical plans and decisions A Scottish Red Deer stag standing alert, looking directly at the

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Clash of cultures

A Scotsman, an Irishman, an Englishman and a Swede – it’s no joke, but the party assembled for a late-season red stag stalk at Dalness Estate. Jason Doyle tells the tale… I crack the window slightly and drink in the

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Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning. Got a question? Then Contact: colin.fallon@futurenet.com or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future Publishing Ltd, Units 1-3, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX.

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