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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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Q&A: Top tips for targeting corvids from a hide

Mat Manning gives his expert advice on shooting crows and magpies while inside a hide

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Hunting Haven – Park Farm

Mat Manning is invited along to a farm where airgun shooters can enjoy the ultimate hunting holiday…

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GENERAL LICENCE OVERHAUL CALL

BASC is urging Natural England to simplify the general licences which they set to authorise the control of avian pests such as woodpigeons and magpies. While there’s no need to apply for these licences, their conditions must be met by

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Morning magpies

Wild creatures are more confident at the times of day when they don’t expect people to be lurking – so Mat Manning drags himself out of bed early to catch a couple of magpies as they rise from the roost…

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Bandits and Baracudas

Convinced that he’s found the right pellet for his new BSA Ultra SE, Ian Barnett feels ready to take his chosen round into a hunting scenario…

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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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