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Poultry panic

Mike Powell has no option but to mop up a vixen and her litter after they take to raiding a (very) nearby chicken coop Credit: wrangel / Getty Images These days I am not a great enthusiast of shooting lactating

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The chase is on

Mike Powell delves further into the habits of foxes around mating season, and how you can exploit them Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images There are two main times of year when calling foxes can really work well. The first comes

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Little and large

Mark Ripley finds that size matters as he pursues a big, bold fox that’s been terrorising chickens Credit:S McGrath / Getty Images The call that came early one wet and cold Saturday morning was a familiar one from a farmer

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Good things come in threes

Robert Bucknell heads out in the hope of getting one fox, and ends up having much better luck… Anyone who shoots foxes will tell you that things don’t always go to plan. Try as you might, you can’t kill every

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When the going gets tough…

Will O’Meara reveals the gear he really relies on during the winter when conditions turn against him Deer hunting season, in my neck of the woods, runs from the start of September to the end of February. September hunting conjures

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Stalking essentials, as chosen by our contributors (part 4)

This is our fourth and final part in the stalking essentials series, as chosen by Sporting Rifle’s contributors. Last time, we heard from Byron Pace regarding essential mountain hunting gear, and in our final bumper part, we have picks from

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Under the turbines with Chris Dalton

Accompanied by canine charge Zosia, GBSA shortlisted Chris Dalton takes a rare opportunity to stalk solo in a wind farm that’s open to him for just three days. Chris Dalton has been nominated for Pro Stalker of the Year at

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Stalking essentials, as chosen by our contributors (part 3)

This is part three in our four part series of essential gear, as chosen by our Sporting Rifle contributors. Yesterday we hard from Paul Childerley on lowland stalking. This time it’s the turn of Byron Pace to give us the

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Contributor’s choice: Essential gear (part 2)

Yesterday we began our four part series of essential gear, as chosen by our Sporting Rifle contributors. Yesterday we heard from Chris Dalton on best gear for Scottish stalking. This time it’s the turn of Paul Childerley to give us

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Contributors’ choice: Essential collection

Sporting Rifle’s contributors tell us what gear they really rely on for a wide range of hunting purposes – from foxing to stalking to sport abroad. Credit: Byron Pace Scottish stalking gear, by Chris Dalton As a professional stalking guide,

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