Hunting

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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18 months with the Jaeger 10

After a long-term test, Stuart Wilson delivers his long-term verdict on the Haenel Jaeger 10 Sporter and Meopta Meostar R2 combo After a long period using the Haenel Jaeger 10 Sporter Varmint, with adjustable cheekpiece topped off with the Meopta

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The early bird gets the fox

Mark Ripley rises early to maximise his fox-shooting opportunities on some new ground after a snow fall. Credit: DEA / ALBERT CEOLAN / Contributor / Getty Images I woke up thinking I’d slept through my 4am alarm but in actual

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Dismal December

This time of year can offer terrible weather in all its forms, but there’s no excuse for not getting out there, says David Barrington Barnes. Credit: Boris Roessler / Contributor / Getty Images By the time I picked out the

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Frisky foxes

Fox mating season is upon us, and seasoned foxer Mike Powell shows you how to make the most of it Credit: mlorenzphotography / Getty Images With one or two exceptions, most forms of live quarry shooting involve seasons. Some of

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Ghillies and garrons

Amid the hills of Glen Prosen in Angus, a traditional method of red deer extraction is still very much in use We are in an age when many countryside traditions are being lost, and to see Highland ponies carrying red

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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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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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