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Hide and seek for crafty crows!

Wily corvids are seldom easy to outwit, but their scavenging nature can be their downfall, as Mat Manning demonstrates as he sets up with hide and decoy tactics. The countryman: Mat Manning Mat relishes the challenge of crow-shooting. These birds

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Handy accessories for a feeding station ambush

You don’t need any specialist kit to pick off squirrels when they sneak out to steal from grain feeders, but there are several pieces of gear that can help to improve your results.

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The Airgun Show – summer squirrel hunting, PLUS the Gamo Phox gun, scope and pump kit on test

Squirrels are back on the hit-list in Episode 55, and it’s time to tailor tactics to suit the summer conditions. Dense foliage makes it almost impossible to spot the pests in the trees, so Mat Manning sets up a hide

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The Airgun Show – Crow Hunting with Decoys, plus Field Target Ace Nick Jenkinson on Pellet Selection

Mat Manning is back in the hide, and this time he’s after crows. It takes serious stealth and fieldcraft to put these wily corvids in the bag, so low-key hide and decoying tactics are order of the day – along

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The Airgun Show – Squirrel and magpie hide hunt, PLUS the Richter Optik Exact scope on test

Squirrels and magpies are on the hit list in Episode 53, when Mat Manning heads out hide shooting with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter. The woodland pests are queueing up to raid the gamekeeper’s pheasant feeders, which are also attracting

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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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The Airgun Show – garden squirrel shooting, PLUS how to mount a scope to your air rifle

We’re dealing with garden pests; using the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter to tackle some destructive grey squirrels. Safety is paramount when it comes to garden pest control, and Mat Manning shows how to set up a peanut feeder against a

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The Airgun Show – cold weather squirrel hunt, PLUS The British Shooting Show 2016 and Crosman MTR77 NP

A spell of cold weather provides the perfect conditions to target grey squirrels with a grain feeder. Mat Manning uses hide tactics to get within range of the hungry greys, making a welcome contribution to the control of this invasive

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Early birds – roosting wood pigeons

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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The Airgun Show – hunting rabbits in the wind, PLUS the Daystate Wolverine 303 on test

Warm summer evenings are a prime time for rabbit shooting, but it’s not always easy when the wind is blowing. Mat Manning heads out stalking with bunnies in his sights, and explains how using a bipod and getting down low

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