Sam Carlisle

Sam Carlisle
squirrel looking at trail camera

Technical innovation has transformed fieldsports. Standing in the line on a driven day, clad in tweed plus fours and clasping an inherited side-by-side, it may seem like not much has…

Professional deerstalker

I am stalking on the edge of the Breckland at Euston and following estate stalker Chris Rogers in pursuit of roe and muntjac. The two roe we are watching are…

American hunters

Tom was showing a video to the group of people huddled around his phone screen. Someone in Texas, wearing a camouflage-print shirt and red bandana, was talking with an incomprehensible…

walked up grouse

Leafing through my father’s game book, I particularly enjoy the early pages. The first entry, in a schoolboy’s overly large handwriting, simply reads, “I crept up on the pit. My…