Ever looked and a deer and felt hungry? In the latest in his series Rucksack & Rifle, Tim Pilbeam is hunting red stags for their meat. He is out in a Portuguese national park with Sergio Coutoand his pal Tiago. ▶ If you want to hunt with Sergio and Tiago in Scotland or Portugal, go […]

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When Steyr Arms asked Tim Pilbeam how fit he is, Tim took it as a challenge. Turned out he was right. The Austrian rifle maker made him run up alps and then shoot straight. He reports on the shattering experience. ▶ Contact Tim Pilbeam at tim@rucksackandrifle.co.uk ▶ Tim shoots with a Steyr. For more about […]

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Tim Pilbeam takes his .30-06 to Scotland to shoot red hinds on a wind farm. The aim of the deer management is to discourage birdlife. Yes, really. Deer manager Robbie Rowantree of West Highland Hunting encourages stags on this ground and discourages hinds, because stags make it harder for the ground nesting birds. Watch the […]

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How to get close to the big wild boar of the Sologne region of France? Tim Pilbeam has packed his rucksack and rifle, and is out with French stalker JP Bourgneuf of Wildboar-Hunting-France.com. They get close – but it’s hard to tell what sex the animals are. At last, they find a big one and […]

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Here’s a test for his stalking skills: Tim’s out with a Scottish stalker who simply points him in the right direction and lets him get on with it. Robbie Rowantree (brother of deerstalker Niall Rowantree) looks after land in Sutherland. Tim’s there for an unguided doe cull in the Scottish hills. Find out more: ▶ […]

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Tim Pilbeam is back in France and gets the opportunity to stalk a large trophy red stag. He is there at the heart of the rut, and explains his feelings – perhaps the feelings of many hunters – as he takes the shot. It’s the latest in his Rucksack & Rifle series. ▶ To go […]

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Tim Pilbeam stalks wild boar in the Sologne, one of the great hunting regions of France. He is out with JP Bourgneuf and Désirée Lantz. To go hunting with JP and Désirée, visit www.wildboar-hunting-france.com Contact Tim Pilbeam at tim@rucksackandrifle.co.uk For more about Steyr’s rifles, go to www.steyr-mannlicher.com For the Zeiss binos Tim is using, go […]

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Here’s hunting so-fast-so-furious: Tim Pilbeam is chasing down wild boar on horseback in Argentina, where they lassoo them and shoot them. He calls it the most exciting hunt he has been on. It is the latest in his Rucksack & Rifle series. To go hunting boar on horseback + doves, water buffalo and axis deer, […]

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Axis deer are a pest to farmers in northern Argentina. In the latest in his Rucksack & Rifle series, Tim Pilbeam has come from the UK to hunt them, a trip which starts with him paddling a canoe up a South American river. To go hunting axis deer + doves, water buffalo and wild boar, […]

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Tim Pilbeam is in Argentina after lamb-killers. But these are not foxes or coyotes. These are wild boar. The pigs released in South America have developed a taste for lamb, and the only way to control them in the thick brush is to ride after them with horses and dogs, and shoot them at close […]

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