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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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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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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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The Airgun Show – hunting doves, feral pigeons and rats on the farm, PLUS the Cometa Orion BP bullpup on test…

Our regular visits to the farm have thinned out the feral pigeons, but we still find plenty of collared doves raiding the silage clamps – and a few unexpected rats. The fidgety rodents give Mat Manning the run-around but he

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The Airgun Show – farmyard pest shoot, Air Arms S400 review and Midland Game Fair roundup

First up this week, Mat Manning’s out on his farmyard pest control rounds. He’s got his sights set on collared doves and feral pigeons, and it’s clear to see that the birds have been busy breeding. We’ve got a news

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