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The Airgun Show – Hunting feral pigeons, collard doves and crows on the farm, plus the Daystate Renegade on test

The crops are in and flying pests are making a nuisance of themselves on the farm. Mat Manning heads out with feral pigeons, collared doves and crows in his sights. On the test bench this week, it’s the Daystate Renegade.

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The Airgun Show – pigeon and crow hide shoot, PLUS the BSA Scorpion SE on test

It’s the 50th episode of The Airgun Show, and we’re hide-shooting for woodpigeons – with the chance of crows, too. Mat Manning explains the benefits of a semi-permanent hide, and shows how to use decoys to tempt incoming birds within

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Hunting Weekend Walkabout

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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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for crows, PLUS Tracer LEDRAY F600 lamping kit on test

It’s time to keep crow numbers in check, so Mat Manning takes the hunt to the roost. With the leaves down, the hunting should be easier but it’s never straightforward when you’re targeting crafty corvids. Despite the challenges, Mat still

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The Airgun Show – summertime pest control in the woods, PLUS the Air Arms S410 TDR on test

Woodland hunting in full summer foliage can be tough going, so Mat Manning sets up a feeder to lure squirrels down from the leafy treetops and into the crosshairs. He also turns the FX Verminator MkII to some impromptu corvid

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The Airgun Show – hunting with a spring-powered airgun, PLUS the Benjamin Trail NP2 gas-ram on test

The PCPs take a back seat this week, as we dedicate an episode to spring and gas-ram airguns. Mat Manning is out hunting with the spring-powered Air Arms Pro Sport and Tasco Target and Varmint scope at the idyllic Park

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The Airgun Show – decoying corvids with the Daystate Pulsar, PLUS the BSA Comet EVO on test

We’ve got everything covered, from electronic PCPs to affordable break-barrel spring guns. First up, it’s an ambush from the hide, as Mat Manning takes the Daystate Pulsar out on its first hunting trip. See how the state-of-the-art airgun fares against

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The Airgun Show – shooting crows at the roost, plus Gamo Coyote review and a look at the new Daystate Pulsar

With nesting season just around the corner, we’re thinning out the crows before they get a chance to prey on this spring’s eggs and chicks. Mat Manning heads to the woods, setting up an ambush to target the scavenging corvids

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The Airgun Show – farmyard jackdaw shoot, plus top plinking targets on test

Targeting crafty corvids can make for a challenging day’s shooting. Here, Mat Manning demonstrates the importance of fieldcraft and patience to bag scavenging jackdaws that have been causing problems on the farm. Mat also explains when and when not to

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Hunting in the twilight zone

Mat Manning is joined by an old mate for a quick dusk-shooting session – and the pair end up with a very impressive mixed bag of vermin

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