Hunting

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Hunting

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Hunting

Farmyard feral pigeon control w/ Mat Manning

With feral pigeons and corvids threatening to spiral out of control on the farm, Mat Manning heads out with a sub-12 ft-lb air rifle – the perfect tool for controlling feathered pests around agricultural buildings. Where is no getting away

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Hunting

Rich Saunders’ pest control on his permission

Rich Saunders tackles a new pest problem on one of his smallest permissions. My very first permission, gained many years ago, is a field in the next village. It’s only a few acres, but wandering about the hedgerows with my

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Hunting

Crow decoying – The Countryman

With flocks of corvids threatening to decimate the spring drillings, Mat Manning sets up a hide and decoy ambush to deal with the unwelcome pests. On the farms in my locality, fields of maize grown for cattle feed are usually

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Hunting

Controlling corvids ahead of the lambing season

We go back to February as Mat Manning puts in a late shift to crack down on scavenging corvids ahead of the lambing season. Hunting trips don’t get much more exciting than an evening targeting crows at the roost. Waiting

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Hunting

Decoy pigeon patterns with Mat Manning

Movement is one of the prime factors in persuading pest birds to approach a decoy pattern, as Mat Manning proves when he tries out a new flapper on a challenging day. Full-body Enforcer decoys were initially used to create the

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Hunting

Night vision rat hunting – The Countryman

Were looking back to midwinter when Mat Manning set himself up with night vision and put in a late shift in an attempt to hold back the winter influx of rats. Cold weather is setting in and rats are becoming

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Hunting

Airgun shooting advice: when not to pull the trigger

Phil Siddell explains the subtle art of knowing when – and more importantly when not – to pull the trigger. Once it started, the itch on the author’s trigger finger never really went away I’ll let you into a secret:

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Hunting

Squirrel hunting in lockdown

Rich Saunders gets to grips with some pesky squirrels who’ve been allowed to do their own thing for far too long during the first lockdown We may have been enduring the frustration of lockdown, but squirrels on one of my

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Hunting
Follow Us!