David Barrington Barnes

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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Sunshine stalking

David Barrington Barnes admits that British summers may not all be about soaring temperatures, but rain or shine, the key to grassing deer is getting out there.David Barrington Barnes admits that British summers may not all be about soaring temperatures,

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David Barrington Barnes on the Macnab

Credit: ellenamani / iStock / Getty Images With the red stag season beginning in Scotland, David Barrington Barnes remarks that it’s not all about the glorious Macnab – there are more accessible options that are just as enjoyable Most Sporting

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Sporting Rifle 168 is out now!

The latest edition of Sporting Rifle is now available. As spring turns to summer, Sporting Rifle magazine is there with all the tips, tricks and kit you need to make the most of the long days – no matter what

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The off-season with David Barrington Barnes

The off-season for fallow is short, but it provides plenty of opportunities for the stalker to get ahead of the game, says David Barrington Barnes. It’s only in May, June and July – the close season for fallow deer –

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Tipping the scales with David Barrington Barnes

David Barrington Barnes considers how the odds are stacked against firearms certificate holders on a number of issues, from mental health to domestic disputes. A couple of months ago, I promised to revisit this topic and I will start by

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Sporting Rifle 166 is on sale now!

April means only one thing in the sporting calendar: It’s the roebuck season, and as always we’re here to help you prepare for it, get the right kit and avoid the dreaded buck fever. First, we’re out with Paul Childerley

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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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Mayday Roebucks

David Barrington Barnes reflects on why May is his month of choice for roebuck stalking Writing this article, as I do, well in advance of publication, I turn my thoughts to those low-ground stalkers whose appearance in the field is

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