Falconry on horseback

Falconry on horseback

A day out with the Dartmoor Falcons proves that a crow doesn’t necessarily travel in that proverbial straight line.

Author:
Jeremy Hobson
Eerie hunting tales

Eerie hunting tales

A few chilling accounts of weird and inexplicable events that have occurred in the hunting field.

Author:
Catherine Austen
Hunting with goshawks

Hunting with goshawks

The speed, the beauty, the deadly demeanour – a day out hawking leaves Will Pocklington in awe of one of nature's most formidable predators.

Author:
Will Pocklington
Introducing children to hunting

Introducing children to hunting

Hunting, whether on a pony or on foot, provides children with so much more than fresh air and exercise.

Author:
Catherine Austen
Purdey's new bolt-action rifle

Purdey's new bolt-action rifle

James Purdy & Sons’ latest bolt-action rifle combines classic good looks and world-class craftsmanship with astonishing performance.

Author:
Marcus Janssen
The perfect deer rifle

The perfect deer rifle

President of Hornady Ammunition, Steve Hornady, shares his views on the perfect all-round calibre for deer stalking in the UK.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
The perfect bullet

The perfect bullet

Accuracy is only part of the equation when it comes to choosing the right stalking ammunition.

Author:
Steve Rawsthorne
The .243 rifle calibre

The .243 rifle calibre

Is one of the UK’s most popular stalking calibres the best choice available for a single-rifle owner?

Author:
Steve Rawsthorne
Stalking or sniping

Stalking or sniping

Modern technology is no substitute for good fieldcraft and marksmanship.

Author:
Steve Rawsthorne
Rifle moderators explained

Rifle moderators explained

Moderators are now commonplace on stalking rifles, and for good reason, too. But it is important to consider carefully which will best suit your rifle and the type of shooting you do.

Author:
Steve Rawsthorne
Visiting the rifle range

Visiting the rifle range

Considering the key components of straight shooting from a range of positions applicable to real stalking situations, with the help of Corinium Rifle Range.

Author:
Will Pocklington
How to get into deer stalking

How to get into deer stalking

We outline some of the most common quandaries among those just beginning their journey into deer stalking, starting with where to learn, Firearms Certificate application and a basic rundown on kit, with the help of Corinium Rifle Range.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
Calling roe deer with a beech leaf

Calling roe deer with a beech leaf

Forestry Commission wildlife ranger Glen Boxall has an extraordinary talent for calling roe deer. He explains how it works and shares some of his top tips for success.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
Hunting Himalayan blue sheep

Hunting Himalayan blue sheep

Setting his mind to a seemingly impossible task, Simon K. Barr endures the most gruelling hunting experience of his life as he goes in pursuit of Himalayan blue sheep – an enriching adventure he will look back on for the rest of his life.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
Himalayan tahr hunting

Himalayan tahr hunting

In search of true adventure, treading where few have been before, Simon K. Barr battles with a merciless lack of oxygen and the unforgiving terrain of the Himalayas in pursuit of one of the highest-living quarry species on the planet.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
The unsuccessful hunt

The unsuccessful hunt

In hunting, the outcome doesn’t determine the substance of the experience, it is just one detail of it, says Lady Katie Percy, as she reflects on her own experiences and considers the myriad other fulfilling factors.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
Ladies Macnab challenge

Ladies Macnab challenge

What is the ultimate sporting achievement? Does it really get any better than completing a Macnab? Where better to find our first hand than Tulchan of Glenisla?

Author:
Charlie Coups
Stalking huge red stags

Stalking huge red stags

To the Mecca of trophy red stags, southeast Bulgaria, for the hunt of a lifetime.

Author:
Stuart Anderson-Wheeler