pest control

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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SPONSORED: GBSA nominated Walther Rotex RM8 Compact

John Rothery say that they are extremely happy to learn the Walther Rotex RM8 Ultra Compact rifle has been shortlisted for “Airgun of the Year” in the Great British Shooting Awards 2021. John Rothery say they have seen first-hand the

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SPONSORED: H&N Baracuda

Are you looking for a highly accurate, hard hitting medium weight pellet in .22 cal.? An extremely versatile and consistent pellet? Clean, with tight tolerances in weight and diameter? Your answer is the new H&N Baracuda 18.  For more information,

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BASC launches campaign against age restrictions for airgun use

BASC has launched a campaign to raise awareness and lobby against a Home Office proposal that will see 14 to 17 year-olds lose the ability to use airguns unsupervised on private premises. The proposal within the Home Office’s firearms safety consultation will

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Speak Up For Your Sport

Airgun shooters have been given the chance to speak up for their sport by taking part in a Home Office consultation on firearms safety. Interested parties – and that means us – are being asked to give their opinions on

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