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Encyclopedia > Deer stalking

Deer Stalking is the art and craft of pursuing wild deer for sporting purposes, typically with a rifle. The use of the term "stalking" serves to denote the extreme stealth and wariness which are often necessary when approaching wild deer in their natural habitats. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Theodore Roosevelt in 1885 with his highly-decorated deer-skin hunting suit, and Tiffany-carved hunting knife and rifle. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Defined narrowly, a game stalker is a hunter who for sport, approaches close to his timid quarry before making a kill. ... “Fawn” redirects here. ... A rifle is a firearm with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves (rifling) cut into the barrel walls. ...


While "deer stalking" is widely used among British and Irish sportsmen to signify almost all forms of sporting deer shooting, the term is replaced in North American sporting usage by "deer hunting" - an expression that in Britain and Ireland has historically been reserved exclusively for the sporting pursuit of deer with scent-seeking hounds, with unarmed followers typically on horseback.


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  • Deer Stalking Scotland

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Hunt Ontario | Articles | The art of deer stalking (2122 words)
In Ontario's woodlands, sudden and unexpected encounters with deer of the close kind are the rule, not the exception.
When stalking deer, an indisputable fact is that most of them will see you long before you see them.
For them, the glassing of a hillside or a valley, spotting a deer, deciding the animal is worth trying for, and then planning and executing a successful stalk is a classic hunt.
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