Hunting

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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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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Rat control w/ Mat Manning

With this year’s influx of rats refusing to let up, Mat Manning gears up for a long night on the farm. Last winter’s ratting season was absolutely crazy, and it is now extending well into the spring. A combination of

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Grey squirrel shooting – setting up a feeding station w/ Mat Manning

Setting up a feeding station is by far the most effective way to make a serious dent in numbers of destructive grey squirrels – Mat Manning explains how he does it. The woods where I am shooting today are managed

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Benefits of simulation training to airgun hunters

Philip Siddell explains how to use simulation training to improve the chances of the airgun hunter’s success in the field. The improvised shooting positions you practise during training are sure to come in useful in the field The last time

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Thermal riflescope – Mat Manning heads out for some pest controlling with new kit

Mat Manning swaps his usual infrared night vision for a thermal setup and has a busy night on the scaly-tails. Although I am willing to embrace new technology if I think it is justified by the improvement it brings to

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