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Deer dog training – a new recruit

Rudi van Kets welcomes a new deer dog training recruit but must teach him all the tricks of the trade before he’s allowed to hunt. Not a lot of people know this: but sometimes when you’re hunting it makes sense

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Foxing and doe stalking with Mark Ripley

Plans for a lazy weekend are dashed as Mark Ripley is called into action on fallow does and foxes in heat. It had been a long week and I’d been working away with early starts, travel and late nights and

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Start of the foxes’ mating season w/ Mike Powell

Pest controllers like Mike Powell are preparing for a hectic few months as the start of the foxes’ season comes into view. As I write this I find my thoughts already turning towards the time of year when the foxes’

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Red stag hunting with David Barrington Barnes

David Barrington Barnes is on the hill, enjoying a triumphant day red stag hunting at Sutherland. Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images In the first week of October there is no better place to be than on the hill in Sutherland.

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Red hind stalking w/ Chris Dalton

Unfortunate circumstances means there has to be a quick change of plan for Chris Dalton as he stalks red hinds at Kinnaird You can plan all you like… It’s funny how the best laid plans in stalking often don’t materialise

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Why We Shoot: Robert Bucknell

In the latest of our Why We Shoot series, our experienced foxer shares his background and passion for the sport  I grew up on a farm and shooting wasn’t really an issue – you shot because that’s what you did.

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Having a positive environmental impact

Shooters pride themselves as being custodians of the environment, and that means a lot more than just shooting the right animals, says Peter Carr Giving some thought to where you take the 4×4 is just one way you can reduce

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Don’t miss the latest Ask the Experts

Our experts are back to answer more of your questions – covering lamping, licensing and more Got a question? Contact: ollie.harvey@futurenet.com or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future, Quay House,The Ambury,Bath BA1 1UA. Your Sporting Rifle experts Foxing: Mike Powell

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Stalking in the New Zealand Alps

After a lifetime of training, it’s now time for Daryl Crimp’s son Daniel to take his fledgling flight in New Zealand’s Southern Alps  The looks on the faces of those milling about the jetty at Lake Rotoroa were uniform: mild

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A guide to field foxing

As we move through the busy winter period, foxing aficionado Mike Powell presents his various fox control methods A heavy snowfall often means the stalking rifle is left in the cabinet, but for those of us with time-sapping work commitments,

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