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Tools for the hill

Picking a rifle to serve you well on a hind stalk is no easy task – but Byron Pace has some pointers to help you get it right. Choosing the right rifle is always going to be hard. Whether it

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A glimpse of history

Ray Garner looks to the past – and looks through a Schmidt & Bender 425 Leichtmetall M riflescope. Marketing folk tell us that in order to sell something, you must first of all give it a name. And Leichtmetall M

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January blanks

There’s no month like January when it comes to returning from the stalk with an ‘empty saddle’, remarks David Barrington Barnes Credit: Giedrius Stakauskas / EyeEm / Getty Images In sport, a drawn game provides little satisfaction to players and

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The Shooting Show – wondrous Welsh driven game shooting

Our destination for the day is Llechweddygarth, another Welsh estate that’s in the true premier league of British game shoots. Gerwyn is our gun, and he’s loaded up with Eley Zeniths and ready to go. Let’s see how he fares

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The Shooting Show – spectacular high-bird shooting at Brigands

We’ve sent the camera team to Brigands, one of the prestigious shoots in the land and home to some classic Welsh high pheasants. Who better to tackle them than Gerwyn Jones, who puts his shooting skills – and his Eley

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Frosty foray

Holed up in a cottage at Kinnaird estate for the week, Chris Dalton takes a family member out for a red hind on frigid ground. Credit: vetas / Getty Images Across the months of December and January, I try to

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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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Tough season for grey partridge

The GWCT has called for restraint in the shooting of grey partridges this season Autumn count data indicates it has been a poor breeding season for the gamebird. Even on areas that are managed for grey partridges, the number of

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What’s the best foxing calibre?

From .17 to .243, Mike Powell lines up the options to find out which best suits different foxing situations L-R: .22 airgun, .17 HMR, .17 Hornet, .223 Rem, .243 Win Two questions I see crop up time and time again

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Tough adversary

Credit: Jim Cumming / Getty Images On a seemingly endless mission to catch a fox, Mark Ripley suffers every setback imaginable, from blank outings to vehicular malfunctions It was 5am and I was headed to the farm on probably my

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