Hunting in the UK

The Pressure of Guiding for a Guide

Can Chris Rogers deliver under the pressure of guiding for professional hunter Chris Bilkey, as they seek two good bucks in just two days?  After being deer manager on the Euston estate for the past eleven-and-a-half years things run fairly smoothly and consistently year on year. Every year has its slight variations and highlights, be it a memorable stalk, client, trophy or the weather. This roe buck season, which we are now just about finishing (at the end of August 2016) has been memorable for two reasons. Firstly, it’s been extremely wet! I can’t remember a wetter roe buck season...

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Pace Brothers – Into The Wilderness – Episode 2 – The Long walk Home

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Pace Brothers - Into The WildernessIn episode two of the series Byron and Darryl are back in the Isle of Skye, this time destined to push themselves to their limits in order to provide food for the table. A journey of discovery and self belief in the possible, two brothers embrace the wilds and what it means to exist and provide as a hunter in the modern world. They become the...

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Wild Boar in the UK

Based on years of observation, stemming from a lifelong fascination, Gerry Meredith provides some insight into the history, spread, behaviour, diet and damage caused by this beguiling creature. Wild boar have a long and chequered history in the UK, having faced several extinctions followed by reintroduction along the way. Thankfully, or not, depending on your viewpoint, we have arrived at a time where wild boar are once again availing themselves of the delights of the British countryside. I have been mesmerised by wild boar since I was a young boy. It all began after reading an article in one...

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