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A day in the life of a deer manager

youtu.be/-T_A5WyO1gk Shooting deer is hard work. Paul Childerley has his work cut out thinning the various deer species on his ground in Bedfordshire. Paul is

Vegan tries deerstalking

  Katie Hargreaves goes deerstalking with Paul Childerley. What’s unusual is that Katie is a vegan. She sees sustainable hunting as part of her veganism.

On test: Sako Powerhead Blade

How does Sako’s new Powerhead Blade bullet work on deer? The non-toxic load is a winner on the range and in ballistic gel. Roy Lupton

What does ‘ballistic tip’ mean?

What does ‘ballistic tip’ mean?

  Ballistic is a much over-used word. You may associate it with nuclear weapons. The word is pointlessly used to describe long-range missiles with nuclear

A simple guide to rifle calibres

A simple guide to rifle calibres

  To a non-shooter, all bullets seem the same, but there are hundreds of different calibres out there. ‘Calibre’ is based on (but not always

What is bullet head space?

  If you’re still finding your way around your rifle, you may want to know what ‘head space’ is. Aki Suvilahti from Sako Cartridges explains.

What are bonded bullets?

What are bonded bullets?

  Deer manager Paul Childerley describes what a bonded bullet is good for: “More weight behind it, more stopping power.” Sako’s Aki Suvilahti perfers a

How to age and measure muntjac

Deer manager Paul Childerley has plenty of muntjac on his ground in Bedfordshire, and takes clients out to stalk them. He is an expert on

Hunting big Hungarian red stags

UK deerstalker Paul Childerley heads to Hungary, where he is spoiled for choice. There are big bucks and huge red stags around every corner. The

On Test: Sako S20

Paul Childerley has been using the Sako S20 for a month and has shot more than 80 deer with it. It’s time for him to

Deer reaction to being shot

Some fall over. Some run – even though they may both have been shot in the same place. Roy Lupton is out stalking fallow for

Sako Gamehead Pro on test on deer

  What are the best bullets for roebuck? Paul Childerley tries out Gamehead Pro cartridges from ammunition manufacturer Sako after a roebuck in the south-east

Can you call in antelope?

Paul finds out in South Africa. He is out with Nico Els in the Eastern Cape – plus he is guiding a guest, Claes Björksten

On Test: Sako 85 Black Wolf

Paul Childerley talks through the pros and cons of the Sako 85 Black Wolf, which he is taking on a chamois hunt in Slovenia. ▶

Shooting Chamois on the Vertical

Paul Childerley is on a three-day chamois hunt in the Slovenian mountains. In the latest episode of Paul’s Barrels & Brass series, he is out

On Test: Sako 85 Carbon Wolf

Professional wildlife manager Paul Childerley puts the Sako 85 Carbon Wolf in 6.5 Creedmoor through its paces on kudu in South Africa. He is hunting

Deerhunting Guide Skills

Top deerstalking guide Paul Childerley has a new assistant. He teaches young Sam the dark arts of being the perfect deer guide on a muntjac

Rest, Relaxation & Roe Therapy

Deer manager Paul Childerley is in Gloucestershire to stalk and cull roebucks. On a glorious English summer’s evening, what better way is there to shake

On Test: Sako Super Hammerhead

What are the best bullets for whitetail deer? Paul Childerley tries out Super Hammerhead cartridges from ammunition manufacturer Sako on a whitetail hunt in Finland,

How to cape deer

Paul Childerley shows how to skin a deer in preparation for a full head mount by a taxidermist. For Sako rifles, go to GMK.co.uk For

Paul hunts trophy mouflon

Paul has been offered a trophy 75-80cm trophy mouflon in Hungary. They grow to more than 90cm here. He is on a recce to find

Hunting ‘Scottish Ibex’

Will it be a red stag or a billy goat? ‘Solway Stalker’ Colin Lockerbie offers both on his ground in Dumfried and Galloway. As part

How to do a Suspended Gralloch

Top stalker Paul Childerley shows how he does a suspended gralloch – the easiest and most hygienic way to gralloch a small deer. You need

Crow’s Fat Fallow Cull

The fallow bucks are wreaking havoc on Andy Crow’s crops. He is out to get them with a heavy barrelled Tikka T3 in .243 with

Simulated fallow herd shoot

Culling deer in a herd? Paul Childerley has had a good idea (take cover!). The professional deer manager from the south of England wants a

Summer Roebuck Stalk

Summer Roebuck Stalk

What do you do with too many roebucks? Go out to cull them. Paul Childerlety is on a management hunt in the lovely Oxfordshire countryside.

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