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First-time roebuck hunting

First time’s the charm. Chris Dalton reports on the East Lothian couple bagging an impressive roebuck. Credit: Alexander Zackrisson / FOAP / Getty Images May is a month where I often get a number of very good heads to measure

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Deer stalking in Bedfordshire with Chris Dalton

Chris Dalton is down in the East of England to introduce Chinese water deer stalking to a fellow stalker. A mild winter meant there were far more deer stalking opportunities Credit: Sandra Standbridge / Getty Images Recently I covered a

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Sporting Rifle 179 is out NOW

The latest issue of Sporting Rifle Magazine is now available, full of news, reviews, hunting stories and helpful advice. It’s here – the biggest moment in the UK lowland stalker’s calendar. The first day of April heralds the opening of

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The Great British Shooting Awards – all the winners

It was a great event on Saturday night after the British Shooting Show, and just in case you missed it, here are all the winners from the Great British Shooting Awards. Shooting Apparel of the Year Deerhunter Pro Gamekeeper Jacket Rifle

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Down the garden path

More used to the wilds of Scotland, Chris Dalton finds himself stalking muntjac in a rather more domestic setting February, as is tradition, sees me heading south with a team of rifles to help out Paul Childerley with his cull

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Stalking test

Chris Dalton juggles tasks and experiences plentiful ups and downs while guiding two visiting Irish clients on their final DSC Level 2 witnessed stalks. Credit: Frank Sommariva / Getty Images Being a professional stalker involves a lot more than just

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Sporting Rifle 176 is out NOW

We’re ringing in 2020 with a massive bumper issue that you actually can’t miss. It’s a 4-in-1 package with a 32-page bonus mag, 70-minute DVD and 2020 wallplanner along with the usual magazine. You just don’t get any better than

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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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Contributor’s choice: Essential gear (part 2)

Yesterday we began our four part series of essential gear, as chosen by our Sporting Rifle contributors. Yesterday we heard from Chris Dalton on best gear for Scottish stalking. This time it’s the turn of Paul Childerley to give us

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Contributors’ choice: Essential collection

Sporting Rifle’s contributors tell us what gear they really rely on for a wide range of hunting purposes – from foxing to stalking to sport abroad. Credit: Byron Pace Scottish stalking gear, by Chris Dalton As a professional stalking guide,

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