April is finally here, and that means the start of the roebuck season in England, Scotland and Wales. We’re marking the occasion with a roebuck special featuring the best hunts and stalking strategies from the length of the country. Top stalker Mark Brackstone shares his methods of buck assessment and cull planning, while Pete Law relates the six-head roebuck outing that got him hooked on stalking. Regular contributors Simon Barr and David Barrington Barnes also share their stalking stories, and we’ve lined up some of the UK’s leading stalking outfitters as well as the best kit. Other UK species aren’t forgotten: Paul Childerley extols the virtues of stalking the diminutive muntjac, while Byron Pace heads to the Angus glens in search of mountain hares. On top of that we’re covering foxing as heavily as ever, as Robert Bucknell visits what might be the UK’s most impressive hide while regulars Mike Powell and Brian Phipps keep the predator control efforts as strong as ever in their parts of the country. All that plus two rifle reviews, overseas hunts for moose, leopard, impala and boar, plus an excursion to Ireland for feral goat, make this an issue packed with sporting shooting in all its forms. And don’t miss the chance to win a Browning A-Bolt rifle or pick up a bargain in our Save the Rhino auction.
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