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The heat of the night

Credit: Richard Spiller / EyeEm / Getty Images In between foxing outings, Robert Bucknell remarks on how to get the most out of thermal imaging and how this technology has opened up a whole new world. Once again there’s little

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The night shift

Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images With lamb attacks increasing, Mark Ripley and two fellow shooters plan to hit the foxes hard over one long night… As was usual for the springtime, my shooting mate Gary and I were busy on

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Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning Technique Q: I’m looking to buy a new sling. Are there any special types I should look at? I’ve seen one with a kind of

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The March 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

March can bring a real change in the weather, daylight hours and temperature – but the sportsman’s aims remain the same. It’s the last month of roe doe stalking, and also a crucial time to get out after foxes at night before the hours of darkness get short and the lambs arrive.

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When not to shoot a fox

While dealing with a fox troubling the local game birds, Robert Bucknell reflects on the reasons why some people don’t deal with foxes

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Magnificent seven

Mark Ripley takes a charity auction winner for a foxing outing and the pair get more success than they could have imagined

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Frigid foxing

With the south coast of England experiencing a rare snowfall, Mark Ripley is called upon to deal with not one, but three foxes

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Cub clean-up

There might be a drought in the countryside but there’s no drought of foxes. Mark Ripley makes the most of a still morning to take care of a few of this year’s cubs…

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Mopping up foxes

Anticipating another set of September fox control opportunities, Mike Powell reflects on how the countryside and the foxes that inhabit it have changed over the years

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Ask the experts: What rifles are good for shooting foxes at long range?

I shoot a few foxes, usually around the 100-yard mark, and am thinking of trying my hand at much longer ranges. Do you have any pointers as to choice of rifle, techniques etc?

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