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Sporting Rifle 173 is out NOW

Stag stalking on the hill is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences a UK deer stalker can have – and issue 173 is here to help you! We’re here to make the most of that trip to the

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All quiet on the foxing front

With a lack of foxes on his ground, Robert Bucknell finds time to try out a new thermal imager. An interesting package arrived at my door the other day, containing the latest hand-held thermal spotter, the Pulsar Axion Key XM30.

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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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Sporting Rifle 168 is out now!

The latest edition of Sporting Rifle is now available. As spring turns to summer, Sporting Rifle magazine is there with all the tips, tricks and kit you need to make the most of the long days – no matter what

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Sporting Rifle 166 is on sale now!

April means only one thing in the sporting calendar: It’s the roebuck season, and as always we’re here to help you prepare for it, get the right kit and avoid the dreaded buck fever. First, we’re out with Paul Childerley

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Scent Sense

I recall an occasion when I was clearing up a litter of fox cubs around a nine-acre field on the farm.

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Suck it and see

Some experts will tell you there’s no point calling foxes in the spring. The adults have heard it all before, and anyway they’re busy looking after the cubs, which are generally born around mid-March.

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Hiding out

Robert Bucknell is putting in the time out on his ground to make sure that any resident foxes won’t be causing too much trouble for the wildlife come spring

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A Clever Sett-Up

When is a badger sett not a badger sett? It’s not a joke; it’s a serious problem for people like me who need to control foxes.

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Foxes aren’t what they used to be

Foxes have become more wary. It’s something that I realised when I had a year where I noticed far fewer foxes over my land than usual. I remember speaking to Mike Powell, and he agreed – foxes were becoming harder to shoot using traditional lamp and calling techniques.

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