pest control

Rock around the clock

Richard Saunders burns the candle at both ends as he heads out hunting before sunrise – and keeps on shooting into the night! Everyone loves the sales, don’t they? Don’t get me wrong – I hate shopping unless it’s for air

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How to hunt birds with a decoy

You need to act quickly if you want to bag a few birds when flying pests descend on seasonal feeding grounds. Kev Hawker reflects on an enjoyable afternoon’s decoying over a cereal crop

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Red Squirrel Rescue!

In order for reds to come, greys have to go – with a little bit of help from the red squirrel rangers, as Richard Saunders finds out

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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 night-time rabbit hunting

Mat Manning clips on his scope-mounted lamp and heads out into the darkness to keep his rabbiting rounds on track as the nights draw in

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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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30 tips for a successful day of hunting pests

Mat Manning shares his top tips for a successful days hunt, sticking by the BASC guidelines of course!

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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: .20 calibre

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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