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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.David Barrington Barnes admits that British summers may not all be about soaring temperatures,

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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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Hinds, camera, action!

Chris Dalton and cameraman decamp to a central Scottish estate with the aim of getting a hind in the larder and the stalk on The Shooting Show

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Height of the action

Chris Dalton couldn’t resist the chance to get out with his camera on the picturesque Strone Estate while guiding a regular client on his first Scottish hill stalk

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Late deer rut

Despite a late rut, the condition of red deer across Scotland is still good, claims the report on the 2013 season.

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The Quantock count

The Quantock hills red deer count shows signs of recovery after eight years of continuous decline

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