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Pigeon Shooting With Ian Harford

It’s a beautiful although slightly overcast morning as we set ourselves up for a day on the pigeons. Start of pigeon season, and my first day shooting since the end of last game shooting season; so we have our fingers crossed for a good day. First off, we need to...


Facts On Friday - Roebuck

Roebuck have been in Britain since before the Mesolithic period (6,000 to 10,000 years ago) Due to forest clearance and over-hunting, roebuck were driven to extinction in England by the 18th century. They were re-introduced to England during the Victorian times. During the Elizabethan times, ‘Bow and Stable’ was a...


Realtree Partners | Behind the brand

We explore the vast history of one Europe’s leading clothing manufacturers…. Deerhunter – For Real Hunters. The textile company F. Engel K/S was founded in 1927 as a family business. It was extended in 1985 with Deerhunter Outdoor Clothing, a showcase of the Engel family’s enthusiasm for hunting. Currently being...


Knowledge is Power.

Realtree Global Girl, Rachel Carrie discusses the importance to her of sharing her knowledge and experiences of teaching her son, the future generation about hunting and conservation. Some of my fondest childhood memories were when I was either out ratting and rabbiting with my dad and our harris hawk, or...


Preparing for Roebuck Season

We caught up with Keith Watson for a chat as he shares some of his insights ready for the start of the roebuck season in the UK. Q: What do you enjoy most about Roebuck hunting? A: I have been roebuck hunting for years and I love every minute I...


Introducing Children To Pest Control

Pest control is a necessary task needed to help protect domestic poultry and livestock as well as wildlife. Every animal has its place within the foodchain, but sometimes human intervention is required to help manage and maintain balance. I perform a wide variety of pest control from trapping to shooting...


5 Tips To Stalk Closer to Deer

Deer stalking isn’t a skill that can be learnt overnight, if you aren’t fully prepared one wrong step could send your game running for the hills. Below are our five tips to help you stalk closer into your deer. Read The Wind Your scent will carry a long way with...


Hunting Giant Red stags in Argentina with Ian Harford | Part 2

Day Two of hunting Giant Red Stags in Argentina – Once again we had an incredibly early start. Following the previous days unsuccessful stalk, the plan for today was to explore a completely different part of the estate that hadn’t seen any hunters for a while or this trip. The...


Hunting Giant Red Stags in Argentina with Ian Harford | Part 1

Ian Harford travels to the beautiful Rincon de Luna Lodge in the Cordoba province of Argentina, and takes on the mountainous and rocky terrain on the hunt for beautiful Red Stags. The land is particularly treacherous as the team need to climb great heights as well as traverse over difficult...


Top 5 Stalking Tips For Beginners

Deer stalking has become somewhat of a lost art in recent days, with many hunters preferring to stay in their high seats and wait for game to come to them, but even then, you still need to remain, quiet and still. Below are my top tips for beginners who want...


Five Steps To Improve Your Bow Hunting

Accuracy and consistency are two factors that bow hunters’ need to master to achieve shooting success. Here are my five tips to help develop your understanding and confidence in the principles of bow hunting. Grip Firstly, your grip on the bow should be comfortable and natural. Gripping the bow too...


My Last Hunting Adventure of 2016

It was a beautiful morning when I awoke in the early hours of December 17th. There was a strong chill in the air, but I wouldn’t let this dampen my spirit, I was ready for my last hunting adventure of the year. I’ve had many successful trips throughout 2016 and...


My Top Moments of 2016

2016 was a big year for me in terms of both my hunting and my personal growth, I’d go as far as saying I think it was one of the most important years of my life. I learned a lot about myself, a lot about the person I am and...


Highlights of 2016 and Anticipation of the Year Ahead

2016 has been an incredibly productive year on the fox control side of things. To date, I have shot 158 foxes, much to the appreciation of local farmers, gamekeepers and chicken keepers. My custom built Brock & Norris 6mm .284 has been my foxing rifle of choice. It has behaved...


A Year In Review - Eamonn Mahoney

Well as the year draws to a close, my vermin control has stepped up a notch. This year many gun clubs around the island have noticed a “disappearance” of pheasants on the ground. Vermin control is being carried out yet there remains a huge void in relation to small game...


DIY Snares & Traps

As a young chap, before I was old enough for a firearm certificate, my father taught me how to trap rabbits and foxes. I have always had and a huge interest in “living off the land” and gathering my food with materials I had lying around the house. First up…...


Crop Protection

Eamonn Mahoney has been busy tending to and protecting crops from pigeons who consume a huge amount each year. Eamonn takes us through his preparations for a typical day on the pigeons. A farmer’s work is never finished, the last thing they want to see is a few pesky pigeons...


Hunting In Italy

"There's nothing quite like hunting in Italy." In Italy, you can stalk chamois in the Alps or even work with gundogs to hunt pheasants or partridges. One of the most exciting hunting practices, which I was honoured to experience, is the wild boar drive. Wild boar species found in Italy...


Stoney Creek’s New Sika Jacket

Specifically designed to stalk the elusive Sika deer, Stoney Creek’s Sika Jacket is made from the super silent core series fabric and is embossed in Realtree Xtra Green to keep hunter’s presence under wraps. Core series fabric contains a silent outer face and is 80% windproof and highly breathable. The...


Stalking Reds in the Pyrenees

We're going back in time to 2014 where we join Realtree International Pro-Team member, Pierre Lacombe as he takes us through one of his red stag stalking expedition in the mountains of the French Pyrenees. It was Autumn 2014 and I was preparing to take my guests out on a...


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