Holland & Holland’s Steve Rawsthorne puts one of the UK’s most popular stalking calibres under the microscope and argues that there are far better options available.
Top Tanzanian professional hunter Simon Evans recalls the worst day of his hunting career, when he was almost killed by a wounded Cape buffalo.
Many regard the black mamba as Africa’s most deadly predator. And understandably so – without anti-venom treatment within a few hours, the mortality rate in humans is 100 per cent. So when professional hunter Paul Stones was bitten whilst on safari, he knew what he was up against.
The ancient brotherhood between dog and human runs deeper than that between any other species, says Peter Ryan as he reflects on our special partnership with stalking dogs.
The life of an African professional hunter is a perilous one, says Marcus Janssen, who spoke to a number of PHs who have had lucky escapes whilst on safari. In part-one of this new six-part series, legendary safari outfitter Robin Hurt recounts the day when he was very nearly killed by a wounded leopard.
David S. D. Jones tells the remarkable story of the Macraes, the sporting family who have served as stalkers on the same estate for four generations, spanning 140 years.
Simon K. Barr travelled to South Africa’s Limpopo Province where he got to see first-hand, the crucially important role that trophy hunting plays in Africa’s ongoing wildlife conservation saga.
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.
Accuracy is only part of the equation when it comes to choosing the right stalking ammunition, says Holland & Holland's Steve Rawsthorne.
Following a Royal Agricultural University placement in Zimbabwe, student Tristan B. Breijer considers the important role that trophy hunting plays in Mugabe's Africa.
Stuart Anderson-Wheeler heads to the Mecca of trophy red stags, southeast Bulgaria, for the hunt of a lifetime.
Steve Rawsthorne of Holland & Holland argues that modern technology is no substitute for good fieldcraft and marksmanship.
New Zealand has a well established reputation for unrivalled trophy red deer stalking in wild and spectacular surroundings. But is it still all that it’s cracked up to be? Peter Ryan dispels some myths.
As the UK shooting season drew to a close, Marcus Janssen headed into the Polish midwinter to hunt wild boar under the light of the moon.
Steve Rawsthorne of Holland & Holland Shooting School looks at the various components that make up a practical stalking rifle and offers his advice on what you should be looking for.
Derek Stimpson recalls a very close first encounter with feral Asiatic water buffalo in Australia's Northern Territory.
Pulling the trigger and delivering a carcass to the game dealer is just a small part of deer stalking. Will Pocklington looks at the bigger picture.
If you are going to stalk live quarry, it is your responsibility to ensure that your marksmanship is up to the job, says Paul Hill.
Steve Rawsthorne highlights some of the recent advances made in sporting optics technology, and explains why it’s a good idea to spend as much as you can afford on a rifle scope for stalking.
Simon Barr heads to Greenland, the least densely populated country on earth, for a once-in-a-lifetime hunting trip with the Inuit.
David S. D. Jones unearths some fascinating and impressive accounts of the very first female deer stalkers in Britain.
A poignant trip to the Inner Hebrides brings Nick Hammond up close and personal with the wildlife of Mull.
Steve Rawsthorne heads to Suffolk, where he is faced with the challenges of controlling increasing fallow numbers.
President of Hornady Ammunition, Steve Hornady, shares his views on the perfect all-round calibre for deer stalking in the UK.
Enjoying a role reversal, professional stalker Richard Scrope is guided in pursuit of a Hampshire roebuck, and learns a lesson or two in the process.
Steve Rawsthorne goes stalking Chinese water deer in Bedfordshire and gets more than he bargained for.
For millions of years, New Zealand existed without large animals. Now, after the extraordinary success of British introductions, coupled with sheer breathtaking scenery, the North and South Islands offer unparalleled red deer stalking, says Peter Ryan.
Sensible shot placement is vital, as is time spent at a range replicating the shooting you do in the field, says Steve Rawsthorne.
Deer stalking is one of the fastest growing fieldsports in the UK. Simon Barr offers some advice for newcomers.
Steve Rawsthorne heads to Dorset hoping to complete the challenge of shooting his sixth of the British deer species.
Trophy hunting is often completely misunderstood. It isn’t hunting, but ignorance, that is the greater threat to Africa’s wildlife, argues Marcus Janssen.
Some stalks stay with you for longer than others. Michael Wigan reminisces about a few that he will never forget.
For the professional stalker, trophy roebucks are a highly valued resource and need to be well looked after and managed, says Peter Jones.
Simon Everett savours a hill stag experience south of the border. The season is longer, the scenery is stunning and it's a lot closer to home.
Anyone new to stalking might easily be forgiven for being confused by the selection of rifle calibres from which to choose. Roger Buss offers some suggestions.
Deer stalking may be more popular than ever, but in a rapidly changing world it is not without its challenges, as Michael Wigan reports.