Are deer management targets achievable without thermals?

This article originally appeared on our sister publication, Gun Trade News In his first column for GTN, Dr Al Gabriel, BASC council member, molecular biologist at Newcastle University and keen deer stalker, wonders whether thermals are really a good thing,

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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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The Shooting Show – Rutting stags with Chris Dalton

For some time now, Chris Dalton and the Ayrshire stalking team have wanted to film stags actually fighting, and the interaction between rival dominant stags and young stags as they all vie to cover the hinds – here they actually

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Best Christmas gift ideas for hunters

We’ve made our list and checked it twice – here’s our bumper selection of the best Christmas gift ideas for hunters Caber Feidh This new smock might just be the ultimate garment for Scottish stalking. Silent, waterproof and windproof, it

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SPONSORED: Hooded Quadrider

A popular addition to the Nomad UK stealth range. Specifically designed for use by a lowland gamekeeper on a quad bike, but equally as useful on the hill when stalking or Wildfowling on the Foreshore. Our Hooded Quadrider is available

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New shooting ground w/ Chris Dalton

Keen to get on with the hind cull, Chris Dalton heads out onto new shooting ground with the help of his step-daughter, Jen. This month, we are really working hard on the female cull. I like to get straight onto

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How to stalk roe in winter

Winter can throw up a particular set of challenges when stalking roe deer for the cull. Follow Dominic Griffith’s advice and make all your outings a success

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Scottish groups divided over Covid-19 measures

New Covid-19 measures in Scotland will “cut the legs from under stalking businesses” says the Association of Deer Management Groups (ADGM). Following the Scottish governments late u-turn over the ‘one household rule’, ADGM Chairman Richard Cooke also suggested that the

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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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