Sporting Rifle 174 is out NOW

November brings possibly the biggest change of seasons in the whole year, as roebucks go out of season and females of the roe, red, fallow and sika species all come in, as well as Chinese water deer of both sexes.

It’s a time when the hard work for the deer manager really begins – so the November 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is there to help you not just survive but succeed at this testing but crucial time of year.

First we have tips on doe census-taking, selection and stalking from editor-in-chief Peter Carr. Then David Barrington Barnes shares some of his most treasured November stalking memories on roe and fallow, Chris Dalton heads out for a hind stalk, and Paul Childerley takes out a stalking newcomer on his favoured species, the CWD.

We also find time to review the buck season as shooters from up and down the country tell us what the 2019 roe rut was like for them. Elsewhere, we round up a sharp selection of knives and show you that NV doesn’t have to be expensive as we put together our favourite affordable NV equipment.

Speaking of affordable NV, Chris Parkin reviews the £700 Sightmark Wraith day-night scope, while Mike Powell gives us his verdict on a Savage semi-auto topped with a Hawke scope.

Mike’s also found time to tell us whether 2019 was a good year for foxers (and for shooting in general), while resident foxing experts Robert Bucknell and Mark Ripley are out in force too, both having exceedingly busy nights out in the field.

We’ve also got a special feature on why hunters need to become citizen scientists, Will O’Meara’s guide to getting in to Practical Rifle shoots, and hunts abroad for water buffalo and merino sheep. All that plus news, views, essential kit, hunting opportunities and more.

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