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Fallow shots w/ David Barrington Barnes

David Barrington Barnes recalls some of his finest fallow shots at stunning Iken in Sussex. Credit: Flickr / tomline43 The quarter century that has come and gone since I first enjoyedIken stalking in September 1995 has passed in a flash.

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Best gear for stalking – our top picks

From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season. Lars Fält knife Lars Fält knife A sturdy bushcraft knife from Casström developed with renowned wilderness and

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Introducing new stalkers to roebuck

With a lightened workload ahead of the red stag season, Chris Dalton is able to enjoy the experience of introducing new stalkers to roebuck. To me, September is a slightly strange month in the stalking calendar. It is a great

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Red stag stalking with Chris Dalton

In Ayrshire, Chris Dalton takes an apprentice on the trail of elusive red stags. Credit: Catherine Clark/www.cjdolfinphotography.co.uk / Getty Images Of all the stalking I do these days by far the most enjoyable is when I am working with newcomers

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Early season stalking with Chris Dalton

The summer scorcher of 2019 meant a frantic roe rut – Chris Dalton recalls his most memorable early season stalk. The roe rut: for someone like me who spends most of his time either hunting or monitoring this magical deer,

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Covid-19 set to impact next season

Shoots around the country have debating how many birds to put down, how many days to offer and whether to shoot at all. Some shooters have suggested that the game season would effectively be cancelled in 2020-21.  Game farmers first

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Stalking kit: The essentials

Whether you’re in need a knife or short on sticks, here’s all the gear you need to stock up on ahead of this year’s rut. Leupold BX-5 Santiam A real top-end set of binos from Leupold, the BX-5s are designed

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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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Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning. Got a question? Then Contact: colin.fallon@futurenet.com or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future Publishing Ltd, Units 1-3, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX.

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Is this the perfect rifle rest system?

Have Wicked Lights engineered the perfect rifle rest system? Mike Powell reckons they might have done just that as he tests the Rekon sticks on a foxing mission. Rifle rest of one sort or another is an essential item, even

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