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Monitoring the fields w/ Simon West

Simon West is on holiday, but luckily for us still filing his copy from the cereal fields of southern England. For my first morning of leave yesterday, I chose to reveille early and get out on the ground. With a

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Industry support for pro stalkers w/ Al Gabriel

In a thought-provoking column, recreational stalker Al Gabriel calls on the industry to take the support of his professional colleagues more seriously. Throughout our evolutionary history, hunting has played an important role in the development of human societies and the

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Stalking quarry pictures – the problem with social media

In a world dominated by social media, photos of quarry are stripped of context and used against us, it’s time to wise up, says Gethin Jones On 11 May, a media storm flared following the publication of photographs showing what

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The future of deerstalking

Al Gabriel offers a glimpse into the dystopian future of deerstalking. The year is 2051. A deerstalker enters an open field on what used to be the edge of dense woodland in the south-west of England. He operates an unusual

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Gun of the Week: Haenel Jaeger 10 Varmint Sporter

Stuart Wilson has bagged a Haenel Jaeger 10 Varmint Sporter .308 Win, this week’s Gun of the Week, on long-term test, which means plenty of opportunity to take it out after roe deer… Some time ago, I reviewed the Haenel

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Deer Management Qualifications Changed

During 2019, Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) embarked on a review of all qualifications and assessments with a view to ensuring the standards and best practice associated with modern deer management were reflected in the requirements for successful achievement of the

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Dr Al Gabriel on learning to shoot

Our regular stalking columnist Dr Al Gabriel explains why he loved learning to shoot, and what keeps him coming back stronger every year. It is always an interesting question when one is asked “why do you shoot?” The reality is

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Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP – GTN Interview

The MP for the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey is chair of the influential all-party parliamentary group on shooting and conservation and a keen shot himself. We caught up with him to hear his opinion on the current state of shooting in

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Are deer management targets achievable without thermals?

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, and whether he could hit his deer management targets without them.

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New Products Release: The Pulsar Axion LRF XQ38 & Axion XQ38

Thomas Jacks have received their samples of the long-awaited Pulsar Axion LRF XQ38 & Axion XQ38 Thermal Imaging Monoculars, indicating that they will soon be shipping to dealers. Both monoculars feature 384×288 17µm <40mK NETD thermal sensors and frost-resistant 1024×768

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