As spring turns to summer, Sporting Rifle’s latest issue is here to make sure you can make the most of all the hunting opportunities that come your way – and enjoy yourself while doing it.
We’ve got a bumper crop of stalking articles, covering a wide range of species the world over. Our regular stalking writers – Dominic Griffith, David Barrington Barnes and Chris Dalton – are joined by Jason Doyle, who’s overseas in Poland testing some new non-lead ammo, and Daryl Crimp, at home in New Zealand and going after fallow bucks.
We explore why June – often thought as a month off for professional stalkers – is actually crucial to good management, and as always we round up the latest heads to be measured by the BASC, BDS and Sporting Rifle service. And Will O’Meara embarks on the journey to getting a new custom rifle and lets us in on what calibre and components he went for.
There’s also a special conservation theme to this issue, we assess the relationship between hunting and conservation globally. Editor-in-chief Peter Carr reports on how the fight against poaching is going in Swaziland, while Josephine Gibson of Save The Rhino provides an update on the situation across Africa ahead of the launch of our 2018 auction. Plus, Byron Pace details the biggest challenges we as hunters face right now.
Plus we’ve got a guide to making the most of thermal imaging technology – from none other than the king of thermal, Robert Bucknell – reviews of CZ’s bright yellow 455 Varmint Thumbhole and Aimpoint’s H34L red-dot, and a visit to Crackshot in Devon. As always, it’s all real, all in the field and all in your favourite rifle-shooting monthly.