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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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Decoying crows: The Countryman

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 quarry: carrion crow & jackdaw The carrion crow is a notorious

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How to get yourself a shooting permission

Sponsored by… Bagging a shooting permission is one of the biggest challenges faced by airgun shooters – Mat Manning offers 10 top tips to get you on the right track 1. Use your connections Think of people you already know

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

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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Farmyard crow control – The Countryman

With hordes of crows causing problems on the farm, Mat Manning uses all his tricks to get some farmyard crow control done. Farmyard crow control is a serious issue for anyone trying to make a living in the farming industry;

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Squirrel control – The Countryman

Go about it in the right way and invasive grey squirrels can be controlled safely and discreetly in the back garden – Mat Manning explains how. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the middle of nowhere, garden pest control

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Crow control: The Countryman

Mat Manning has a hoot using an owl decoy and a bouncer during a crow control session on the farm. The Quarry: Carrion Crow Crow control is essential during spring Pest status: A major problem for farmers, especially in the

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The hunter’s season

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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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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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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