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Game Fair greats

We’re a month removed from The Game Fair, but it is still strong in our memory as we take a look at some of news and notable developments. Ariat Boots were naturally popular throughout the weekend – and there are

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Jeremy Hunt offers chance to lift fox hunting ban

As the Tory leadership race hots up, contender Jeremy Hunt has offered MPs a free vote on living the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales if he becomes the next prime minister. Despite declining to say whether he

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Mike Powell’s tips on dealing with longer days

Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images As the year moves on and the days get longer, how do you adapt your foxing tactics to suit the season? Mike Powell has the answers… As time passes and spring moves inexorably into early

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The Game Fair selects GWCT as its nominated charity

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has been chosen by The Game Fair as its official charity for 2019. A regular exhibitor at The Game Fair, the independent wildlife conservation charity has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and

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First steps in the field

As the opening of the roebuck season draws close, David Barrington Barnes recalls his first ever stalks after the UK’s most beloved deer species. If ever I had any doubts about becoming a deer stalker, these were dispelled by my

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The long view

Taking a step back from stalking commitments, Chris Dalton wonders if we’re doing all we can to promote the hunting way of life

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Cub clean-up

There might be a drought in the countryside but there’s no drought of foxes. Mark Ripley makes the most of a still morning to take care of a few of this year’s cubs…

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Mopping up foxes

Anticipating another set of September fox control opportunities, Mike Powell reflects on how the countryside and the foxes that inhabit it have changed over the years

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Red letter evening

Mike Powell is flushed with success as he puts five foxes on the ground in the space of two outings. Sometimes things just go your way…

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Shooting representative quits LAG

The executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group

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