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Airgun Shooter 137 – new issue on sale NOW

Daystate’s new Delta Wolf must be one of the most eagerly awaited airguns of all time, and our main feature this issue explains just how exciting it is to get in the field and shoot this electronic supergun. With hordes

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Countryside Groups Hail Licence Move

Six general licences for the control of wild birds are being reissued on a temporary basis – in a move described by BASC as being both “sensible and workable” for shooting and conservation. The general licences had been due to

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Woodland pigeon shooting w/ Kev Hawker

With pigeons proving tricky to target over open fields, Kev Hawker takes to the woods and is rewarded with a memorable evening’s airgun hunting. Late winter visits to the woods are all about targeting woodpigeons for me. The pheasant shooting

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Covert crop protection: The Countryman

The sudden abundance of food caused by the autumn maize harvest has attracted a plague of pests that could decimate the following crop. Mat Manning sets up for a decoying session to bring the offending birds to book. The damage

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Pigeon control in this month’s Countryman

In an effort to stop pigeons from decimating corn crops, Mat Manning sets up with hide and decoy tactics to pull in the birds Arable farming is a big industry in my locality, and farmers’ profits can take a serious

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Airgun Shooter 126 is on sale NOW

It’s time to order your copy of the brand-new issue of Airgun Shooter available from today, so what are you waiting for? Woodpigeons are causing massive amounts of damage to arable crops at this time of year, so this issue’s

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Right time, right place!

You need to act quickly if you want to bag a few birds when flying pests descend on seasonal feeding grounds. Kev Hawker reflects on an enjoyable afternoon’s decoying over a cereal crop. Being in the right place at the

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Hide and seek for crafty crows!

Wily corvids are seldom easy to outwit, but their scavenging nature can be their downfall, as Mat Manning demonstrates as he sets up with hide and decoy tactics. The countryman: Mat Manning Mat relishes the challenge of crow-shooting. These birds

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How to hunt birds with a decoy

You need to act quickly if you want to bag a few birds when flying pests descend on seasonal feeding grounds. Kev Hawker reflects on an enjoyable afternoon’s decoying over a cereal crop

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High water, high expectations

With his hunting haunts severely waterlogged, Ian Barnett seeks higher ground from which to continue his campaigns… and almost fi nds his Holy Grail. Almost…

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