fieldcraft

Call of the wild w/ Kev Hawker

Kev Hawker reaches for his caller to keep the pigeons coming during an early morning mooch in the woods Many of my woodland forays are start-stop affairs – a mixture of roving and sit-and-wait tactics. That’s certainly the case at

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The Airgun Show – decoying pigeons with an air rifle, PLUS the Walther Rotex RM8 Varmint Deluxe Kit

We’re hunting with Andy Watkins this week, and he’s setting his sights high. Decoying wary woodpigeons within range of an air rifle is never easy, but Andy combines fieldcraft and precise shooting to make an impressive tally in front of

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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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Opinion: Fieldcraft fast-track?

Mat Manning says aspiring air rifle hunters should focus on long-term learning rather than chasing quick results

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Protecting your airgun from the cold

The UK’s been experiencing one of the coldest and wettest winters in recent years. Mike Morton explains how to look after your gun following a foul-weather airgun shooting session

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Should you adjust your grip to the thumb-up position?

Mike Morton explains the benefits of the thumb-up shooting position and whether or not you should change the way you hold your gun

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Ask the experts: How to improve your fieldcraft

How can you get to grips with crafty conies? Our expert reveals all…

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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 – Woodland Hunting Tactics, plus Nick Jenkinson on Trigger Adjustment and Technique

Successful airgun hunting hinges on being in the right place at the right time. In this episode Mat Manning explains how to pinpoint hotspots on your woodland permissions to help you get more squirrels, rats, pigeons and crows in your

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