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Introducing new stalkers to roebuck

With a lightened workload ahead of the red stag season, Chris Dalton is able to enjoy the experience of introducing new stalkers to roebuck. To me, September is a slightly strange month in the stalking calendar. It is a great

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Will O’Meara’s rifle training progress

Will O’Meara continues to lock down on his training, and is looking at ways to maximise his progress. Rifle training tips from Will O’Meara Last month, we covered some of the fine-tuning and set-up aspects of training. This month, we

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Behind the scenes at optics brand Leupold

Leupold is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hunting optics, now aiming to gain market share in the European market – Thomas Nissen visited the factory in Oregon, USA. The optical manufacturer Leupold Optics – or Leupold + Stevens

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Red stag stalking with Chris Dalton

In Ayrshire, Chris Dalton takes an apprentice on the trail of elusive red stags. Credit: Catherine Clark/www.cjdolfinphotography.co.uk / Getty Images Of all the stalking I do these days by far the most enjoyable is when I am working with newcomers

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Testing thermal optics during foxing with Robert Bucknell

With uncertain weather wreaking havoc with crops, Robert Bucknell decides it’s the perfect time to test some thermal optics on fledgling foxes  To say it’s been a strange year would be an understatement This year is turning into a funny

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Rifle training tips from Will O’Meara

Will O’Meara has been using the Covid-19 restrictions as the ideal opportunity to lock down on his training. Will O’Meara has been using the Covid-19 restrictions as the ideal opportunity to lock down on his training. Obstacles are opportunities. Every

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Customising rifles – is it the future?

Budgets are bigger and tastes are changing; Ollie Harvey explores the growing trend for customised rifles. Why do so many purchases end up being a compromise in some way or another? This happens in most industries, including the rifle market,

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Speed or power in rifle ammo – which is the best?

Should your ammo offer speed or power? Will O’Meara compares the leading loads. Should your ammo offer speed or power? Will O’Meara compares the leading loads This season, I have had the privilege of using new rifles in new calibres

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Long range foxing with Mark Ripley

Mark Ripley explains the art of long range foxing and recalls his ten longest foxing kills to date. The subject of shooting any living creature is always one that will attract controversy but add to that the aspect of doing

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Guide to foxing in midsummer

With fox cubs making their first appearances of the year, Mike Powell shares his advice for vermin control during the summer months. Despite the problems we are all encountering this year, for gamekeepers in particular the summer workload continues. Much

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