deer stalking

CORONAVIRUS: Advice on shooting activities in England

BASC and other rural organisations have updated their advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England following the government’s latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.  We must stress that these changes have been made in

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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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More stalking recommended in Scotland

A new report on Scotland’s deer populations has called for a “hardened” approach to deer stalking, incorporating higher cull targets and more rural stalking jobs. The report comes ahead of an official Scottish Government-commissioned review of deer management, which is

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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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SPONSORED: BDS deer management training

Looking for training to develop your skills in deer management? BDS provides industry-recognised training in the effective management of deer and their habitats. We can help you develop your skills and expertise ensuring best practice responsible and sustainable deer management.

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Ask the experts: How should I deal with long-range scope adjustments

I’m most comfortable with a .243 for red deer stalking. But, when training at longer ranges, I tend to run out of adjustment on my scope – leaving me less confident when it comes to the real thing. What scope should I buy to counter this?

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