Hunting

Lamping for rats with Mat Manning

Mat Manning spends an unexpected night lamping scaly-tails after clocking grain-raiding rodents in a friend’s chicken run. One of the most fascinating things about airgun hunting is the surprises it frequently throws up, and part of that is down to

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Zeroing a scope: The ultimate how-to

Zeroing a rifle is a vital step on the road to accurate shooting – but, as Mike Morton explains, so is knowing where to aim at a host of different distances…

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Coping with the cold

Cold weather can bring some of the year’s hottest sport, so Mat Manning explains how to keep your pest control productive when the mercury falls below zero – and stay safe and comfortable in arctic conditions…

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Cold season airgun hunting

With the countryside at its most beautiful and quarry species distracted by a rich natural harvest, Kev Hawker heads out to bask in the colder seasons. Late autumn and early winter really are the hunter’s months as far as I’m

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Squirrel hunting with a springer

Richard Saunders turns back the years and hunts some squirrels with a Weihrauch HW 80 the old-fashioned way Every time I open my gun cabinet to go hunting, I gaze nostalgically at my 1983 Weihrauch HW 80 Mk1 and then

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Using callers for pigeon hunting

Kev Hawker reaches for his caller to keep the pigeons coming during an early morning mooch in the woods Many of my woodland forays are start-stop affairs – a mixture of roving and sit-and-wait tactics. That’s certainly the case at

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Nighttime Crow hunting 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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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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