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Thermal imagers in foxing

Having successfully kept his fox numbers down, Robert Bucknell explores the other applications of thermal imagers and foxing kit. Credit: aaprophoto / Getty Images As I write this in early July, we still have very few foxes about the place.

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Testing thermal optics during foxing with Robert Bucknell

With uncertain weather wreaking havoc with crops, Robert Bucknell decides it’s the perfect time to test some thermal optics on fledgling foxes  To say it’s been a strange year would be an understatement This year is turning into a funny

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The future of foxing as lockdown is eased

Robert Bucknell returns following a bout of coronavirus – he investigates the future of foxing as lockdown is eased. The Covid-19 lockdown has affected fox control in different ways – it all depends on your situation. If you see fox

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Sporting Rifle 179 is out NOW

The latest issue of Sporting Rifle Magazine is now available, full of news, reviews, hunting stories and helpful advice. It’s here – the biggest moment in the UK lowland stalker’s calendar. The first day of April heralds the opening of

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Sporting Rifle 178 is out NOW!

Spring into action with the March 2020 issue of Sporting Rifle – your comprehensive guide to all the spring sport on offer to the rifle shooter. From foxing to stalking to stocking up on some new gear, we’ve got it

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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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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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Good things come in threes

Robert Bucknell heads out in the hope of getting one fox, and ends up having much better luck… Anyone who shoots foxes will tell you that things don’t always go to plan. Try as you might, you can’t kill every

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Return of the fox

Robert Bucknell’s quiet spell is over as he engages no fewer than nine foxes on a single night-time excursion Credit: Richard Packwood / Getty Images In recent months I’ve had to report that once again there are very few on

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Sporting Rifle 174 is out NOW

November brings possibly the biggest change of seasons in the whole year, as roebucks go out of season and females of the roe, red, fallow and sika species all come in, as well as Chinese water deer of both sexes.

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