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(SPONSORED) Where to shoot in the UK: The Gearach, Isle of Islay, Scotland

Islay, the famous whisky island, is also famous for its big hill red stags

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Danger buck

Credit: Wouter Marckx / Getty Images At the back end of the rut, Chris Dalton gets an opportune chance to deal with a buck that presents a danger to fruit trees and other bucks alike After the rut, things generally

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Buck calling 101

Credit:JMrocek / Getty Images Bring them running in with Stuart Wilson’s guide to the basics of roebuck calling Watching foxes run in to a distress call when the conditions are right is very exciting, and this can prove useful all

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Creedmoor cull w/ Paul Childerley

Waiting for a buck to come after the first round of calling Paul Childerley chances a call at the start of the rut and ends up putting his new Sako rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor to good use Needing some summer

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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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September Spoils

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

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August endurance

From inclement weather to incessant phone calls, Paul Childerley endures every setback imaginable on a quest to bag a buck in the rut

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Roe rut advice: Why turning bucks down is more important than shooting them

David Barrington Barnes says the mark of a true stalker isn’t number of bucks shot. Quite the opposite – it’s the level of restraint shown

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Roe rut stalking tips

The roe rut isn’t always magical – half the time it’s fruitless and frustrating. Dominic Griffith unravels the mystery around this key period in the stalker’s calendar

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Rutting Matters

Start practising your calls for the rut, advises professional stalker Chris Dalton, but use this power wisely and at the right time or you certainly won’t spot any bucks

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