Hunting

Give ’em some stick!

Pest control is a war of attrition, and victories won through a sustained approach are just as valuable as occasional big hits. Aided by his hunting buddy and a handy piece of kit, Mat Manning proves the importance of keeping the pressure on

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Hunting Weekend Walkabout

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Recovering from illness, Ian Barnett ventures out on a weekend of pest control that ends up being one he’d care not to remember… Before the weekend had even started, I’d got this feeling that it was going to be one

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Hunting: .20 calibre

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Returning to his hunting routine after the annual holiday break, a refreshed Ian Barnett enjoys a post-rain foray with a new .20 pellet on the grey stuff… Sitting in a British wood during rain can be an exhilarating experience –

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Early birds – roosting wood pigeons

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Ian Barnett ventures to a box wood over an arctic weekend in order to catch the early-bird woodies… The bounty from air rifle hunting may not lie in a freezer-full of prime venison such as my stalking friends enjoy, but

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Hunting – International

Armed with a 125ft/lb, .357 calibre Evanix Rainstorm, Jim Chapman attempts to stalk within 75 yards of South African springbok… I’d flown out to South Africa for a couple weeks of hunting with my friends Rob Dell and Andrew Myers, professional hunters

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The Graveyard Shift – Night-Time Pest Control

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  It takes commitment and motivation to keep on top of night-time pest control through the summer – but, says Mat Manning, there are rewards for those prepared to stick it out after hours… As much as I enjoy using

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Farm Forays: Farmyard Hunting

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No matter what the time of year, a working farm will always be a hub for vermin activity – as Ian Barnett explains…

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Scoring in the Field

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Ian Barnett continues his .20 calibre hunting experiment, this time trying out the heavyweight H&N Barracuda under field conditions… A few weeks ago I put my back out, lifting a box full of lightweight decoys into the X-Trail, of all things!

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After Dark Rabbits: Rabbit Lamping

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Shorter winter days don’t necessarily mean long hours stuck indoors – as Mat Manning proves when he grabs his lamp and heads out in search of rabbits…

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Nutcracker Sweet!

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Set another long-term hunting experiment by the editor, Ian Barnett takes to the fields with the ‘in-between’ .20 calibre – and sees how it rates against his old adversary, the grey squirrel…

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