The January 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

Who says winter stalking has to be gruelling? In the January 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle we bring you everything you need to make it successful – and enjoyable – whether it’s roe, fallow, muntjac or fox you’re after.

Our line-up of stalking writers is out in force: David Barrington Barnes is on a roll when stalking roe and muntjac, Peter Carr details the safety concerns and stalking tactics you need when after does in the snow, and Chris Dalton heads out on a stalk with a difference, accompanied by Stevie, a war veteran who lost two limbs in an IED detonation.

Meanwhile, our crack foxing trio of Robert Bucknell, Mike Powell and Mark Ripley are busy as always, rounding up seasonal foxing tips including how to get ready for fox mating season and what foxing kit can make a big difference at this time of year.

On the testing bench we’ve got the Howa 1500 topped with Sig Sauer’s new BDX ballistic-calculator optics, as well as a Sightmark Rapid 1-4x scope and a new arrival from German Precision Optics. Plus we round up the sharpest knives and warmest stalking suits for all forms of outdoor activities this winter.

Will O’Meara outlines the importance of choosing the right bipod, Byron Pace responds to the recent media controversies surrounding hunting, and Thomas Nissen ascends to 3,500 metres above sea level in search of Nepalese tahr. That’s on top of all the usual news, views, giveaways, nostalgia, technical insights and gear.

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