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Lee Watts on the importance of field craft

Lee Watts is a leading light in the slug ammo revolution, but acknowledges that basic hunting skills are the key to success in the field. Changing back to pellets for a while proved to be a revelation, and Lee was

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Night vision rat control with Mat Manning

Mat Manning sets up with night vision to tackle an infestation of farmyard scaly-tails as prime ratting season gains momentum Although some farms hold a resident population of rats right through the year, numbers of these unwelcome rodents peak during

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Squirrel control using feeding stations

Feeding stations can be a game-changer for airgun shooters tasked with controlling grey squirrels – Mat Manning looks back on an eventful year  People who carry out squirrel control with air rifles know that the use of feeding stations can

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Controlling woodpigeons – The Countryman w/ Mat Manning

Faced with a challenging crop protection assignment close to buildings, Mat Manning opts for a low-profile hide-and-seek approach. The purpose of today’s session is crop protection. Pigeons and corvids are targeting leftover grain on a stubble field which is to

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Rabbit control with thermal gear

A switch to thermal gear helps Mat Manning bring some tricky bunnies to book during a nocturnal foray. After an alarming slump over the past couple of years, the rabbits in my locality are making a very healthy comeback. I’m

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Grey squirrel control – The Countryman w/ Mat Manning

Setting up a feeding station is by far the most effective way to make a serious dent in the numbers of destructive grey squirrels – Mat Manning explains how he does it. Feeding stations are without a doubt the most

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The reasons behind pest control

Pete Brookes goes all 007 on us and explains the rationale for taking a life, only this time it’s with an air rifle rather than a Walther PPK. Credit: David Jinks They say people can judge one’s age by your

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Airgun Shooter Magazine 153 is OUT NOW

The newest issue of Airgun Shooter Magazine is out now. To subscribe and get 3 issues for just £3, just visit: http://www.magazinesdirect.com/AGM/AU10 Mat Manning has been cracking down on pigeons and corvids that were targeting leftover grain on a stubble

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Corvid control w/ Rich Saunders

Rich Saunders is invited to help bring a corvid invasion under control, but the target-rich environment proves trickier than he expected. My heart sinks when the owner of one of my permissions tells me he’s “‘overrun” or “infested” with pests, because

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Warm weather airgun shooting w/ Mat Manning

Hot, muggy days may not be the best for shooting, but Mat Manning reckons there’s always something to be gained from spending time on your ground. The summer months can be very challenging as far as pest control is concerned,

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