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All the kit you need for foxing

If you’re going foxing, perhaps for the first time, and you’re wondering what kit you might need, well we have the ultimate guide for you. Don’t miss part two of our guide coming soon! ATN X Sight 4K PRO The

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Mike Powell’s report on fox populations

Mike Powell provides a report on fox populations, and his own exploits, in winter 2019. Credit: Michael Breuer / Getty Images As far this winter’s foxing has been concerned, the headline news is that we took above average numbers here.

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First steps into foxing

Robert Bucknell relates his early days in the foxing world – and gives some invaluable advice on how you can get into the sport today I am extremely lucky in that, being brought up on a farm, the countryside was

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Mike Powell reviews the Pulsar Forward F455

Front-mounted NV units have come of age, finds Mike Powell as he tests the Pulsar Forward F455. Thanks to Scott Country for the loan of the F455. Contact: 01556 503587, scottcountry.co.uk Apart from the occasional foray after pigeons, most of

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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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Poultry panic

Mike Powell has no option but to mop up a vixen and her litter after they take to raiding a (very) nearby chicken coop Credit: wrangel / Getty Images These days I am not a great enthusiast of shooting lactating

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The chase is on

Mike Powell delves further into the habits of foxes around mating season, and how you can exploit them Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images There are two main times of year when calling foxes can really work well. The first comes

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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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Stalking essentials, as chosen by our contributors (part 4)

This is our fourth and final part in the stalking essentials series, as chosen by Sporting Rifle’s contributors. Last time, we heard from Byron Pace regarding essential mountain hunting gear, and in our final bumper part, we have picks from

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Contributors’ choice: Essential collection

Sporting Rifle’s contributors tell us what gear they really rely on for a wide range of hunting purposes – from foxing to stalking to sport abroad. Credit: Byron Pace Scottish stalking gear, by Chris Dalton As a professional stalking guide,

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