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Winter time stalking

As Thomas Nissen follows a team of hunters through the Latvian wilderness, he experiences more than just one kind of game The terrain is covered with a thin layer of snow and the temperature has dropped to minus 14 degrees,

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Top tips for quarry calling

David Barrington Barnes recalls the lessons learned from previous outings and explores the art of calling for quarry. Where are many good reasons for the great enjoyment that deerstalkers derive from their pursuit of deer. High among them are the

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The future of deer in Scotland

Bryon Pace studies the future of deer in Scotland. “It is difficult to explain, and certainly impossible to describe, the mingled feelings of excitement and interest of the enthusiastic sportsman who, after perhaps a couple of hours’ toil and stratagem,

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The Shooting Show – Protecting new growth from red deer

Having spotted some reds coming off the hill onto a vulnerable restock site which has only recently been planted, an inspection soon confirmed the damage that was being done. It was also close to a barley field where some serious

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Red stalking with David Barrington Barnes

As autumn brings about the height of the red stag rut, David Barrington Barnes reminds us that it is an experience never to be missed. Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images I have never been reticent in writing about the sheer

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Using gundogs to track stags

While tracking red stags with two American clients at Kinnaird, Chris Dalton needs a little help from man’s best friend. October, as you would imagine, sees me at Kinnaird Estate in Perthshire, stalking red deer in the rut; a significant

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Red stag stalking with Chris Dalton

In Ayrshire, Chris Dalton takes an apprentice on the trail of elusive red stags. Credit: Catherine Clark/www.cjdolfinphotography.co.uk / Getty Images Of all the stalking I do these days by far the most enjoyable is when I am working with newcomers

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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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