tracking

Hunting in the heat

If you want safari success, says Kevin Thomas, you can’t retreat when the temperature rises – you need to keep hunting through the punishing ‘midday window’ Throughout my hunting career, be it guiding safaris or hunting for myself, I’ve observed

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Top of the world

Paul Childerley heads to Slovenia for the hunt of a lifetime amid not one but two mountain ranges

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Hard miles

Rudi van Kets relates the story of one of the longest, toughest tracks for a wounded animal he’s ever followed

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The toughest track

When tracking a wounded buffalo, let caution prevail, warns Kevin Thomas

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Reading the signs

Rudi van Kets presents the ultimate guide to reactions of a shot animal and what that means for the track

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New year foxes

Robert Bucknell prepares for the new year’s foxing challenges and finally deals with the tailless fox that’s been plaguing him for some time

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Hare of the Dog

Blood hound specialist Thomas Müller says that the Hanoverian method of tracker training can be adapted by substituting the hare for a red stag

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Gemsbok in the red sand

Kevin Thomas recounts a frustrating hands-and-knees hunt on the trail of gemsbok in South Africa’s Northern Cape Pennsylvanian Bill Haslett was scheduled to fly into Kimberley for the start of our second safari. During the planning phase Bill expressed his

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Brian Lile offers a British perspective on the Hanoverian tracking hound

Some 25 years ago I began deer stalking, after being brought up with other fieldsports, namely trout and salmon fishing and other forms of game shooting. At this time I had a passion for using working dogs to retrieve the

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Calling in Back-up

Rudi van Kets considers follow-up procedures after a shot has been taken, and identifies when to call in the deer dog

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