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Squirrel control – The Countryman

Go about it in the right way and invasive grey squirrels can be controlled safely and discreetly in the back garden – Mat Manning explains how. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the middle of nowhere, garden pest control

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The Airgun Show – shoot squirrels from a feeding station, PLUS improve accuracy by mastering aim-off

With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease more and more hunters are heading out to crack on with grey squirrel control. With that in mind, Mat kicks off this episode with a masterclass on how to make your own feeding station

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Grey Squirrel hunt: The Countryman

In this month’s Countryman with Mat Manning, he’s hunting for grey squirrels. The grey squirrel is a constant problem in British woodland. Ever since its introduction to our shores, this invasive rodent has caused widespread damage to trees and has

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The hunter’s season

With the countryside at its most beautiful and quarry species distracted by a rich natural harvest, Kev Hawker heads out to bask in the colder seasons. Late autumn and early winter really are the hunter’s months as far as I’m

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TAS From the Archives: frantic squirrel feeder action

In our latest edition of The Airgun Show: From The Archives, we go back to November 2017 for prime-time autumn grey squirrel hunting. Mat Manning has set up a peanut feeder to assist with the cull, and it seems that

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Kev Hawker’s on squirrel patrol

Kev Hawker treats himself to a leisurely morning in the woods, and brings a few invasive grey squirrels to book while he’s at it. If you asked me to name the most destructive pest in the British countryside, I would

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Hunting: .20 calibre

Returning to his hunting routine after the annual holiday break, a refreshed Ian Barnett enjoys a post-rain foray with a new .20 pellet on the grey stuff… Sitting in a British wood during rain can be an exhilarating experience –

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Potential for Airgunners to Earn £££s from Squirrel Culling

Responding to the Government’s request to address the threats posed by the grey squirrel to woodlands and the UK’s native red squirrel population, plans have been outlined for a national tree-rat cull – and landowners can claim grants amounting to many millions of £££s!

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Sound Advice

Sounds – and often the lack of them – are a countryside language’ that reveal much to the hunter who is able to decode them. Ian Barnett
translates it all into human-speak…

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TV Chef puts Squirrel on his Menu… courtesy of the air rifle!

Television presenter and celebrity chef of River Cottage fame, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has declared that although he’s cutting wheat and dairy out of his diet, he’s a little partial to squirrel meat harvested by his 15-year-old son’s air rifle!

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