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Scents and Sensibility: Controlling body odour for hunting

Unnatural odours can blow your cover long before you catch sight of your quarry. Mat Manning offers some tips to keep your shooting gear free from telltale smells Airgun hunters have a reputation for taking concealment extremely seriously. And that’s

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Have a hoot with springtime magpie hunting

Having a hoot with magpies! Using an owl decoy is a great way to catch territorial corvids off-guard during the spring months, as Mat Manning demonstrates

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The essential guide to controlling corvids

Mat Manning uses bait and decoy tactics to outwit marauding magpies intent on plundering the nests of vulnerable birds

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The Airgun Show – rat hunting with bait and NV, PLUS the Optisan HX scope from MTC

The weather’s turned cold so we head out shooting on the fish farm to see if the rats have moved in. Scaly-tails are thin on the ground, and the ones that do venture out are reluctant to keep still –

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The Airgun Show – hunting rats at night, PLUS the Crosman Iceman Pistol on test

Following on from a tough night’s ratting on the fish farm, Mat Manning is determined to settle the score with the scaly-tailed rodents. Rather than over-complicating his approach, Mat decides to go back to basics by setting out simple feeding

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The Airgun Show – night vision rat shoot with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter, PLUS Crosman Phantom MkII on test

We’re heading back to the fish farm where the rats proved elusive during our last visit – but this time we’re using night vision. Watch as Mat Manning sets out a smelly trap for the scaly-tails, then sits back to

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunting from a hide, plus more plinking targets on test

The squirrel cull continues and we’re up early to ambush the bushy-tails as they venture out for breakfast. Watch as Mat Manning sets up a hide to target greedy squirrels as they home in on a maize feeder. After the

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The Airgun Show – night vision rat shoot, and the Air Arms TX200 on test

It’s time to ramp up rat control on the farm, so Mat Manning switches to night vision to extend his hunting time. With a Pitch Black Hunter digital NV unit and Weihrauch HW100 pre-charged airgun, Mat picks off scaly-tails in

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Daylight ratting

Cracking down on rats doesn’t always mean after-dark forays on the farm – as Mat Manning discovered after cottoning on to an unseasonal infestation in a newly gained permission…

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The Airgun Show – Tune in for episode 5!

Daytime rat shoot, Air Arms S510 Ultimate Sporter review and CLA Game Fair roundup – The Airgun Show episode 5

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