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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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NEW! The Shooting Show – red stag stalking at the start of the rut

Few experiences beat hearing the magical sound of stags in the roar for the first time – so we’ve tracked down someone who’s never heard them before. Andy Powell is a keen shooter but novice hill-stalker – we deck him

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Roe Rut Spectacular

With the roe rut drawing to a close, Mark Brackstone locates a magnificent malformed buck for his shooting companion – but the onset of nerves causes hope to fade fast

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Ayrshire Calling

Stalking guide Chris Dalton shares his secrets of successful roe calling and recalls a situation in last year’s rut when the plan came together perfectly

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Roe rut report: John Robson

John Robson Yorkshire Deer Stalking Contact: www.yorkshiredeerstalking.com Signs were good for an early start, with bucks responding in early July. I was hoping as the weather was settled dry and warm the bucks would have some fire in them. However,

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