David Barrington Barnes

Sporting Rifle 177 is out NOW!

Are you ready for the first edition of Sporting Rifle of 2020? As far as sporting rifle shooters are concerned, February is the cruellest month – with fast-approaching deer cull deadlines, fox raids to take care of ahead of lambing

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The female of the species

As another year begins, David Barrington Barnes turns his attentions to fallow doe and red hind. Credit: JMrocek / Getty Images Though New Year’s Day is not a shooting day in Scotland, I like to have a stalk on 1

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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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January blanks

There’s no month like January when it comes to returning from the stalk with an ‘empty saddle’, remarks David Barrington Barnes Credit: Giedrius Stakauskas / EyeEm / Getty Images In sport, a drawn game provides little satisfaction to players and

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Dismal December

This time of year can offer terrible weather in all its forms, but there’s no excuse for not getting out there, says David Barrington Barnes. Credit: Boris Roessler / Contributor / Getty Images By the time I picked out the

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Sporting Rifle 175 is out NOW

To order or subscribe, just visit: https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/field19d/Sporting-Rifle.html Get ready for the coming season with the latest issue of Sporting Rifle – it’s a winter hunting special, full of tales of hunts in frigid climes, remote and wintry parts of the

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Fallow in the frost

David Barrington Barnes on the challenges, opportunities and quirks that hunting in November presents Credit: Getty Images No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, no comfortable feel in any member, no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits,

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Happy days on the hill

David Barrington Barnes writes in praise of hill stalkers, those hardy types who put up with everything in the name of giving the visiting rifle a true Highland experience On receiving instructions to take a guest of unpromising appearance to

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Sporting Rifle 173 is out NOW

Stag stalking on the hill is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences a UK deer stalker can have – and issue 173 is here to help you! We’re here to make the most of that trip to the

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Calling and culling

Credit: David Babos / 500px / Getty Images The rut can be a time to grass bucks that have eluded you all year, says David Barrington Barnes, but this makes good sense and restraint all the more important. I remember

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