Hunting

Tips and tricks to find more quarry

Airgun hunter Philip Siddell explains the value of reconnaissance, and shares some tips and tricks that’ll help you find more quarry. Time spent in the field with your air rifle left at home is definitely not time wasted, as a

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Evening rabbit hunting – The Countryman

With skittish rabbits proving difficult to outwit with a roving approach, Mat Manning switches tactics and sets up a stakeout. This ground has produced some good shooting through late spring and early summer. Short stalking sessions regularly yielded bags of

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How to choose the right airgun with Mat Manning

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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Summer rabbit stalking – The Countryman

Balmy evenings are made for stalking rabbits – Mat Manning sets up for a roving session in the hope of bagging some bunnies for the pot. Summer rabbiting is one of the highlights of the airgun hunter’s year, not just

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Hunting with a springer – going back to basics

Mat Manning swaps his hi-tech hunting kit for a no-frills springer as he gears up for a wander in the woods. Scaling down his kit and travelling light enabled Mat to move unburdened through the trees Modern technology can make

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Rabbit hunting with Richard Saunders

Rich Saunders takes a break from his pure pest control duties to stalk a few rabbits and see if there’s any light at the end of the polytunnel. A set of trigger sticks helps provide a more stable position to

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Getting new permissions with Shawn Minchin

Shawn Minchin recalls how he managed to snare a new permission that turned out to be quite a bit different to what he’d been expecting. The feeder was 23 yards from Shawn’s shooting position – with him sitting on a

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Squirrel control – The Countryman

Go about it in the right way and invasive grey squirrels can be controlled safely and discreetly in the back garden – Mat Manning explains how. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the middle of nowhere, garden pest control

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Squirrel hunting: The Countryman

Take the pressure off grey squirrels and these destructive rodents will bounce back in no time – Mat Manning ramps up his squirrel hunting before the lockdown. Mat Manning shares his latest round of squirrel hunting Anyone tasked with the

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Best pellets: how to choose the right one

Ammo Nation! As a country of airgun shooters, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to our ammunition. Mike Morton offers some pointers to help you pick your perfect pellet

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