Hunting

Which gun when?

Mat Manning delves into his gun room and explains how he chooses between his favourite airguns when he heads out hunting. Some time ago, a reader wrote in to ask about the various guns I use for my hunting and,

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Kev Hawker’s on squirrel patrol

Kev Hawker treats himself to a leisurely morning in the woods, and brings a few invasive grey squirrels to book while he’s at it. If you asked me to name the most destructive pest in the British countryside, I would

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Richard Saunders’ rat pack crackdown

Primos Trigger Sticks offer a stable platform for standing shots and can be made shorter for sitting or kneeling shots too Richard Saunders and friends crack down on some farmyard rodents. Although I shoot throughout the winter, it’s a huge

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Twilight crow shoot with Kev Hawker

Roost shooting can be a very effective way to cull crafty corvids – Kev Hawker puts in a late shift in an effort to reduce the numbers of these nest-robbing birds. Roost shooting is a great way to bring crows

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Right time, right place!

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. Being in the right place at the

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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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Hunting on a golf course

Richard Saunders ventures onto a newly acquired golf course permission – with mixed results

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Q&A: Can I shoot across a public footpath?

Know your rights! Our reader has a conundrum… the private land on which he shoots has a public pathway leading through it, does this mean he must pack away his gun as he crosses? 

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What happened when we went airgun hunting with a thermal imager

Richard Saunders gets his thermal on for some night sport with the Pulsar Trail XP50

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