Red stag: an emotional hunt

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.

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This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 424. To watch the whole show go to

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