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Stalking in the New Zealand Alps

After a lifetime of training, it’s now time for Daryl Crimp’s son Daniel to take his fledgling flight in New Zealand’s Southern Alps  The looks on the faces of those milling about the jetty at Lake Rotoroa were uniform: mild

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Winter time stalking

As Thomas Nissen follows a team of hunters through the Latvian wilderness, he experiences more than just one kind of game The terrain is covered with a thin layer of snow and the temperature has dropped to minus 14 degrees,

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The Shooting Show – Red Stags, Seasons end

In this week’s show, I’m at the Kinnaird Estate towards the end of the stag season and this feature covers both an afternoon and morning foray. Earlier that day, following a report of a stag inside a fenced, forest creation

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Top tips for quarry calling

David Barrington Barnes recalls the lessons learned from previous outings and explores the art of calling for quarry. Where are many good reasons for the great enjoyment that deerstalkers derive from their pursuit of deer. High among them are the

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The future of deer in Scotland

Bryon Pace studies the future of deer in Scotland. “It is difficult to explain, and certainly impossible to describe, the mingled feelings of excitement and interest of the enthusiastic sportsman who, after perhaps a couple of hours’ toil and stratagem,

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Pete Carr’s ultimate challenge

Pete Carr takes on what must be the most difficult sporting endeavour the Highlands have to offer: the Macnab Credit: Dgwildlife / iStock / Getty Images Plus I have spent a significant part of my shooting career north of the

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What are the essentials of a hunting kit?

What do you really need to go hunting? Will O’Meara slims his kit set-up down to the absolute essentials. Where is an obsession with kit and equipment. How much more effective does it really make you? Well, it probably depends on the equipment

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Red stalking with David Barrington Barnes

As autumn brings about the height of the red stag rut, David Barrington Barnes reminds us that it is an experience never to be missed. Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images I have never been reticent in writing about the sheer

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Using gundogs to track stags

While tracking red stags with two American clients at Kinnaird, Chris Dalton needs a little help from man’s best friend. October, as you would imagine, sees me at Kinnaird Estate in Perthshire, stalking red deer in the rut; a significant

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Rifle training tips from Will O’Meara

Will O’Meara has been using the Covid-19 restrictions as the ideal opportunity to lock down on his training. Will O’Meara has been using the Covid-19 restrictions as the ideal opportunity to lock down on his training. Obstacles are opportunities. Every

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