red deer

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. One morning last summer I took out Stuart, an Australian stalker. At home,

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The legend of Laubach

There’s only one December tradition Paul Childerley cares about: the annual driven hunt organised by Zeiss at Laubach Castle in Germany… The time of year came around quickly. It was drawing closer to Christmas, and with it, the reunion of

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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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Ghillies and garrons

Amid the hills of Glen Prosen in Angus, a traditional method of red deer extraction is still very much in use We are in an age when many countryside traditions are being lost, and to see Highland ponies carrying red

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Good red deer results in Scotland

Scotland’s upland Deer Management Groups (DMGs) have been assessed for the third time in six years. Representatives of the sector are confident that the review will show good progress and recognise its significant contribution to the environment.  Richard Cooke, Chairman

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Forest fortune

Chris Dalton has to negotiate some testing re-stock forestry on the hunt for red deer – and finds that getting out is going to be harder than getting in

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The November issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

The ever-changing seasons always bring something new for the rifleman – and November brings one of the biggest changes of all. Roebucks are no longer in season and roe does have come in – while fallow, sika, red, Chinese water deer and muntjac are all in season in England and Wales too.

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Preparing for the Hill

Are you heading to the Highlands for a rutting stag this autumn? Be warned, says Dominic Griffith – your lowland stalking skills will only take you so far

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The best of it

David Barrington Barnes says some of his best memories have been forged on the hill in search of a stag – but wonders if future generations will get the opportunity to do the same

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September Spoils

Red, fallow, roe and even muntjac – September presents sporting opportunities like no other month, says David Barrington Barnes

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