John Tobin has animal magnetism. A lot of it may be to do with the instrument tucked in his pocket – but it’s what he does with it that counts. We’re a week into the roe deer rut and we’re out in 1,000 acres of farmland just south of Guildford on the Surrey/Hampshire borders. He will be calling roebuck for his friend Roy to shoot.

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John’s using a Buttolo call to bring in the roebuck:



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