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Frosty foray

Holed up in a cottage at Kinnaird estate for the week, Chris Dalton takes a family member out for a red hind on frigid ground. Credit: vetas / Getty Images Across the months of December and January, I try to

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The doe imperative

Credit: Arterra Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo As the autumn nights get closer, soon we will turn our attentions to the doe cull. And as such we are looking back at Editor-in-chief Pete Carr’s considerations on selection and methods

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Danger buck

Credit: Wouter Marckx / Getty Images At the back end of the rut, Chris Dalton gets an opportune chance to deal with a buck that presents a danger to fruit trees and other bucks alike After the rut, things generally

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Storm Stalking with Chris Dalton

March is supposed to bring better weather, but when Storm Emma hit in March 2018, Chris Dalton was forced to come up with new stalking plans in a hurry… Last March I had intended to have four days in one

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New year foxing

From sorting out mating foxes to gauging population levels, Mike Powell lists all the early year tasks foxers need to get stuck into

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The February 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

February is among the toughest times for deer stalkers, with the hind cull at its peak and no excuses not to get out there

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The tahr before the storm

Hunting with his son, Daryl Crimp faces a race against time to get into an old tahr bull before the unforgiving weather closes in

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Stalking differences

As the Chinese water deer season looms once again, Paul Childerley reflects on two stalks for two almost totally different CWD bucks

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Forest fortune

Chris Dalton has to negotiate some testing re-stock forestry on the hunt for red deer – and finds that getting out is going to be harder than getting in

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Roe debut

During what’s usually a quiet period for roe, Chris Dalton breaks the silence by embarking on a guided stalk with the editor’s wife, Debs

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