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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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The Airgun Show – hunting rabbits and magpies, PLUS filling options for precharged airguns…

Pest control is a year-round job on lots of farms, and that’s certainly the case on the holding where we join Richard Saunders this week on The Airgun Show. Rabbits are munching their way through fruit crops as well as

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The Airgun Show – day and night hunting for crows and rabbits, PLUS Pellpax HW110 kit on test…

We join Richard Saunders on a farm where corvids and rabbits are causing problems. Although there’s a chance of bagging a crow or two by daylight, the bunnies are proving wary and it takes a nocturnal approach to bring them

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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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Gear up for crows and pigeons!

Mat Manning suggests some useful kitbag items for hunters now the control of pest birds is back on track STAY LEGAL – It is vital that you read, understand and adhere to the rules set out in the new general

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Everything you need to know about general licences

In the wake of the news three of the general licences in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, was revoked yesterday, here is everything you need to know about general licences. Natural

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Twilight crow shoot 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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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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Q&A: Top tips for targeting corvids from a hide

Mat Manning gives his expert advice on shooting crows and magpies while inside a hide

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The Twilight Hour

Crows are a notoriously difficult airgun quarry to outwit by daylight. However, the big corvids often drop their guard when they flight in to roost. Mat Manning explains how you can exploit this

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