Handy accessories for a feeding station ambush

You don’t need any specialist kit to pick off squirrels when they sneak out to steal from grain feeders, but there are several pieces of gear that can help to improve your results.

Get a load of these five accessories and you’ll be dropping the greys in no time.

1. Realtree camo scrim
www.bisley-uk.com, £45.99
This netting comes in a variety of tree-print patterns, which helps with blending in. It’s light and very strong, plus it’s mouldproof and UV treated to help it withstand the elements.



2. Super hide poles
www.jackpyke.co.uk, £46.95
These four steel poles come in a tough Cordura carrycase. They feature secure hooks to keep netting in position and extend from 1.2 to two metres. A Stayrite foot bar helps sink the poles into hard ground.



3. Shooter’s cushion
www.range-right.co.uk, £27.49
A decent beanbag cushion not only provides a comfortable, dry place to sit but also helps to stabilise your shooting position inside a hide. The one Mat’s used for several years is ideal.



4. MTC Mamba
Pro 3-18×50 SCOPE
www.mtcoptics.com, £319
The fine crosshair of the MTC Mamba Pro really helps with precise shot placement. It also boasts great optical quality, a very versatile zoom range, side parallax and illuminated reticle.



5. Blade Tech Blaze knife sharpener
www.sportingcutlery.co.uk, £14.95
Nipping off squirrel tails needs a sharp knife, so Mat uses this compact sharpener to keep his blade honed. At just 100mm long, 36mm wide and 4mm deep, it’ll easily fit in a pocket.


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