Pete, Byron and the team from Sporting Rifle magazine take to the hills in search of red stags — and unmissable stalking footage. Assistant publisher Ruth Burgess is first behind the rifle, with estate stalker Mark Shone taking her in search of a takeable beast. As always, though, the deer don’t make themselves easy to stalk into, and the rapidly closing in weather adds a further challenge. Ruth, taking only her second ever stag, then gives us her thoughts on the rifle, the stalk and the end result.
Next up is Sporting Rifle’s Nick Latus. Nick does things the traditional way from start to finish — a stalk up the hill from sea level, and carcase extraction by garron pony after the stalk.