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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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Wildlife management with FAC air rifles

Ex-firearms and rural crime officer Pete Brookes now prefers an armed response of a different kind – wildlife management with his FAC air rifle. Photo credit: David Jinks  I was driving to work to start an afternoon shift whilst listening

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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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Rabbit hunting with Richard Saunders

Rich Saunders takes a break from his pure pest control duties to stalk a few rabbits and see if there’s any light at the end of the polytunnel. A set of trigger sticks helps provide a more stable position to

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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 Airgun Show – hectic night vision rat hunt, PLUS slug shooting test with FX Impact MKII…

Cold, wet weather has pushed more rats onto the farm, and Mat Manning is using night vision gear to bring them to book. The action takes a while to warm up but the scavenging rodents eventually emerge to feed and

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Farmyard pest control: The Countryman

With wet weather threatening to stop play, Mat Manning heads onto the farm in search of shelter and finds plenty of pests doing the same. Most shooters are pretty hardy when it comes to inclement weather – we enjoy being

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The Countryman w/ Mat Manning: Daytime ratting

In association with BASC Join BASC today at www.basc.org.uk or call 01244 573030 Rat numbers have boomed on the farm and the cocky rodents are even venturing out in daylight. Mat Manning sets up an ambush to keep them in

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The Airgun Show – Hunting feral pigeons, collard doves and crows on the farm, plus the Daystate Renegade on test

The crops are in and flying pests are making a nuisance of themselves on the farm. Mat Manning heads out with feral pigeons, collared doves and crows in his sights. On the test bench this week, it’s the Daystate Renegade.

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The Airgun Show – Night Vision Rat Hunting with NiteSite, plus the Tracer LEDRay F900 Lamping Kit Review

Night shooting season getting into full swing, and this week we’re shooting nocturnal rats with the Nite Site Wolf in R-TEK guise. Heavy rain forces Mat Manning to base his foray inside the farm buildings, where he picks off unsuspecting

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