pest control

The role of air rifles in gamekeeping

Aidan Chadwick, who’s studying to be a gamekeeper, explains his love of the countryside and the role the air rifle plays in conservation. The Reaseheath course covers an array of topics essential to a career as a gamekeeper, including Ecology,

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InfiRay Tube TL35 review w/ Mat Manning

Thermal gunsights give hunters ultimate stealth and vision by revealing their quarry’s heat signature – Mat Manning gives his verdict on the InfiRay Tube TL35. Thermal night vision optics have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. This

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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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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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The Airgun Show – squirrel, rabbit and corvid mixed bag hunting, PLUS the Brocock Ranger XR…

We join Andy Watkins and his mate Tom on their pest control rounds on a local animal park, where grey squirrels are damaging trees and jackdaws and magpies are causing problems around the resident wildlife and their feed. It turns

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Thermal riflescope – Mat Manning heads out for some pest controlling with new kit

Mat Manning swaps his usual infrared night vision for a thermal setup and has a busy night on the scaly-tails. Although I am willing to embrace new technology if I think it is justified by the improvement it brings to

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HFT pest control with Pete Muir

Reigning .22 class world HFT champion Pete Muir takes on a different course of fire after being asked to help out with a local vermin problem. The airgunning community as a whole has many different facets to it, be it

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How to stay fit to carry on shooting

Amid the multiple lockdowns and other restrictions, Ethan Lowry has some advice about how we can all stay fit so we can carry on shooting. What a year it was. And this one didn’t get off to a great start

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Rich Saunders’ pest control on his permission

Rich Saunders tackles a new pest problem on one of his smallest permissions. My very first permission, gained many years ago, is a field in the next village. It’s only a few acres, but wandering about the hedgerows with my

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Crow decoying – The Countryman

With flocks of corvids threatening to decimate the spring drillings, Mat Manning sets up a hide and decoy ambush to deal with the unwelcome pests. On the farms in my locality, fields of maize grown for cattle feed are usually

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