Reporting back from The Game Fair 2021: What we saw, did and enjoyed

After an enforced break, the Game Fair was back in earnest The crowds were out in force early on the first day of the Game Fair 2021 with everybody ready to meet up and have a good day out out,

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Rabbit shooting – the Countryman w/ Mat Manning

After a winter layoff from rabbit shooting, Mat Manning makes a return to coney control with an evening on the pony paddocks. Rabbit numbers have been up and down on my patch over the past few years. Myxomatosis, which has

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Getting a permission for airgun shooting

Jim Old wants to go after some quarry with his air rifle, but first he has to do a different type of hunting – hunting down a permission. When my kids were at primary school they were taught how to

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20 reasons to visit The Game Fair in 2021

Finally, a chance to get together The Game Fair in 2021  – after the last 18 months we’re not really sure we need any reasons to attend, other than that it will be a highly enjoyable outing (and they’ve been in v

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The Game Fair 2021 – things to do for airgun shooters

The Game Fair 2021 is almost upon us, and there will be plenty of exciting things to see and do for airgun shooters of all disciplines. Airgun shooters are in for a treat as The Game Fair 2021, Europe’s largest

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Ticket sales for The Game Fair 2021 soar

As life returns to normal, the green wellie brigade is gearing up for The Game Fair, taking place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, like never before! With some much-needed light at the end

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Top things to see and do at The Game Fair 2021

After last year’s cancellation, The Game Fair 2021 will be bigger and better than ever this summer, the wide array of family-friendly features and attractions ensuring that there is something for everyone. Returning to familiar territory, Europe’s largest outdoor countryside festival will

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Why airgun hunters should target grey squirrels

Pete Brookes explains how grey squirrels came to be living in the UK – and why airgun hunters should target grey squirrels. Maybe we have a lot to thank the grey squirrel for. It gives us an incentive to get

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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:

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The Countryman: ratting by lamplight

Mat Manning goes old school and heads out after the scaly-tails with a spring-powered gun and a scope-mounted lamp. Rat shooting is synonymous with winter evenings, and as the year gradually rolls around it is starting to take up more

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