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The Shooting Show – hind stalking and gralloching in a gale

Chris Dalton heads out on the Kinnaird Estate with a hind in mind. He’s got to get his hind cull going for the winter and this is a good opportunity to get one. But the weather, which started off so

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Stalking test

Chris Dalton juggles tasks and experiences plentiful ups and downs while guiding two visiting Irish clients on their final DSC Level 2 witnessed stalks. Credit: Frank Sommariva / Getty Images Being a professional stalker involves a lot more than just

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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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Muntjac Symposium gathers to manage invasive species

Deer experts from all over the UK are gathering at Newcastle University to review the status of the non-native muntjac deer and to plan how to keep the North of England and Scotland free of muntjac. The small, Chinese muntjac

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New year, new technique

Will O’Meara reveals the top three new year’s resolutions that every rifle shooter should make. A new year is upon us, and at this time of year it is a common practice to adopt resolutions. Personally, I am not really

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Hunting honour

Rudi van Kets is honoured to be inducted into an exclusive association in recognition of his deer tracking work It’s an impressive ceremony and the Order take it all seriously Early this year, in March, I opened my mailbox to

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The Shooting Show – last stag stalk of the season with Chris Dalton

Back in October, Chris Dalton has a last-minute red stag stalk to take care of, with one left to complete his cull quota and just a couple of days to do it in. On a solo stalk on the Kinnaird

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When the going gets tough…

Will O’Meara reveals the gear he really relies on during the winter when conditions turn against him Deer hunting season, in my neck of the woods, runs from the start of September to the end of February. September hunting conjures

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18 months with the Jaeger 10

After a long-term test, Stuart Wilson delivers his long-term verdict on the Haenel Jaeger 10 Sporter and Meopta Meostar R2 combo After a long period using the Haenel Jaeger 10 Sporter Varmint, with adjustable cheekpiece topped off with the Meopta

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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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