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Are deer management targets realistic without thermals?

Keen deer stalker, Dr Al Gabriel, wonders whether thermals are really a good thing, and whether he could hit his deer management targets without them. The first time I realised how dependent I had become on thermal scanners was over

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David Barrington Barnes on the arrival of does

Roe and fallow does present different challenges, but David Barrington Barnes always relishes his first sightings of the deer. Credit: Simon Roy Many years have elapsed since my best and most memorable encounter with deer. I was roe stalking in

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Sporting Rifle to merge with Shooting Times

Shooting and fieldsports enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that their favourite magazines will be offering even better value for money. In a move to strengthen the brands and simplify its offering, the publisher will blend Sporting Rifle into weekly Shooting Times. Clay Shooting magazine

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Vulkan 35mm thermal monocular review with Chris Parkin

As the HIK brand starts to take off in the UK, Chris Parkin swoops in to test the Vulkan 35mm thermal monocular. HIK is showing strong growth in the UK so the chance to use one of their monoculars was

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Stalking practices called into question

Questions have been raised about a leading rewilding charity’s deer management practices after a dog walker came across the carcasses of a hind and calf apparently dumped at a beauty spot in the Scottish Highlands. A dog walker came across

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Mossberg Patriot Predator review with Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson finds that ‘good things often come in small packages’ as he gets to grips with a newly calibred American hero – the Mossberg Patriot Predator  A fluted barrel helps save weight and aids cooling Mossberg has been making

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Best binoculars for hunting

Improve your stalking recon with these picks for best binoculars for hunting Vortex Fury HD 5000 The Fury HD 5000 rangefinding binoculars make glassing and ranging ultra-fast and efficient. Right-side button controls make one-handed manipulation of both functions quick and

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The Shooting Show – Stalking Chinese Water Deer

The latest episode of The Shooting Show is now available! This week we made the trip South to stalk Chinese Water Deer (CWD) in Bedford on Paul Childerley’s ground. Paul is tied up with a busy shoot programme as his

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The Shooting Show – The Mouse Hind ft. Chris Dalton

This week we’re back on the hill stalking hinds mid-season. Work is just starting on a new forest creation scheme, and I have to pay particular attention to Red Deer coming into this area at night from Higher Hill. I

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Red hind stalking w/ Chris Dalton

Unfortunate circumstances means there has to be a quick change of plan for Chris Dalton as he stalks red hinds at Kinnaird You can plan all you like… It’s funny how the best laid plans in stalking often don’t materialise

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