Hunting

Rabbit control with thermal gear

A switch to thermal gear helps Mat Manning bring some tricky bunnies to book during a nocturnal foray. After an alarming slump over the past couple of years, the rabbits in my locality are making a very healthy comeback. I’m

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Grey squirrel control – The Countryman w/ Mat Manning

Setting up a feeding station is by far the most effective way to make a serious dent in the numbers of destructive grey squirrels – Mat Manning explains how he does it. Feeding stations are without a doubt the most

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Corvid control w/ Rich Saunders

Rich Saunders is invited to help bring a corvid invasion under control, but the target-rich environment proves trickier than he expected. My heart sinks when the owner of one of my permissions tells me he’s “‘overrun” or “infested” with pests, because

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Warm weather airgun shooting w/ Mat Manning

Hot, muggy days may not be the best for shooting, but Mat Manning reckons there’s always something to be gained from spending time on your ground. The summer months can be very challenging as far as pest control is concerned,

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Rabbit shooting – the Countryman w/ Mat Manning

Summer evenings are the prime time for targeting troublesome rabbits – Mat Manning details the tactics he uses when setting his sights on this infamous agricultural pest. This article originally appeared in the July issue of Airgun Shooter Magazine This

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Corvid control – Mat Manning tries new tactics

With silage-stealing crows and jackdaws growing suspicious of his usual approach, Mat Manning tries a shift in tactics. Controlling corvids with an air rifle is often challenging. Birds like crows, rooks, jackdaws and magpies are sharp-eyed and very suspicious of

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Beginners guide to airgun hunting w/ Phil Siddell

Phil Siddell examines the benchmarks that any aspiring airgun hunters needs to meet before heading to the field for the first time. In my estimation, air rifle hunting is one of the toughest field sports around. It has a bit

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Crow control w/ Mat Manning

Members of the crow family are among the airgun shooter’s most challenging adversaries – but can be outwitted as Mat Manning demonstrates during a testing hide session. Shooting always throws up unexpected surprises and that is certainly the case here.

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Springer airgun hunting w/ Rich Saunders

Rich Saunders goes back to his roots with his Webley Vulcan in an effort to recapture his youth. Isn’t it funny what you think about when sitting in a bush, waiting for rabbits to emerge? Other than shooting, my passion

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Rabbit shooting – the Countryman w/ Mat Manning

After a winter layoff from rabbit shooting, Mat Manning makes a return to coney control with an evening on the pony paddocks. Rabbit numbers have been up and down on my patch over the past few years. Myxomatosis, which has

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