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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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Gun of the Week: Model 16 AccuStalker

Mike Powell gives his verdict on another Savage Arms speciality – this time, the Model 16 AccuStalker. The American firm of Savage Rifles really needs no introduction as the name has been synonymous with well-built, accurate and reliable rifles for

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CORONAVIRUS: Association of Deer Management Groups AGM is postponed

The Association of Deer Management Groups’s annual general meeting was due to take place on 18 March, but has now been postponed due to the growing outbreak of coronavirus. As the globe tries to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, all

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New deer management report presents ‘mixed recommendations’

A ‘hardened’ approach is needed for deer population management in Scotland including high cull targets and more rural stalking jobs, a report published in January claims.  The report, published by Scottish Environment LINK, an alliance of organisations involved in land

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