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How to hunt grey squirrels with an air rifle

Sponsored by… Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help airgun hunters bag more bushy-tails. Mat lines up the Walther Rotex RM8 UC on a grey squirrel he caught making its way towards a pheasant feeder 1. Set up a

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Nighttime ratting: The Countryman

Mat Manning heads out for some nighttime ratting in a pheasant pen where rats have homed in on the gamebirds’ feed. The Quarry: Brown Rat Credit: anemoneprojectors Pest status This rodent spreads disease by toileting around stored crops, animal feed

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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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Cold weather squirrel control

Mat Manning heads out for a morning in the freezing woods to target greedy bushy-tails as they home in on the pheasant feeders. Cold weather and short days can make the prospect of spending a day in winter woodland seem

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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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The Airgun Show – release pen squirrel hunt, PLUS the Crosman Inferno on test

Grey squirrels are back in the crosshairs as Mat Manning heads out to control grain-stealing bushy-tails on a pheasant shoot. Release pens can be a magnet for pests during the winter months, and Mat plans to catch the feed thieves

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunting from a hide, plus more plinking targets on test

The squirrel cull continues and we’re up early to ambush the bushy-tails as they venture out for breakfast. Watch as Mat Manning sets up a hide to target greedy squirrels as they home in on a maize feeder. After the

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The Airgun Show – shooting crows at the roost, plus Gamo Coyote review and a look at the new Daystate Pulsar

With nesting season just around the corner, we’re thinning out the crows before they get a chance to prey on this spring’s eggs and chicks. Mat Manning heads to the woods, setting up an ambush to target the scavenging corvids

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The Airgun Show – winter woodland squirrel shoot, plus how to cook curried rabbit pasties

Grey squirrel control is making headlines, and we’re heading out on a cull of our own in woodland where the bushy-tails are causing problems. Mat Manning waits in ambush as the greedy squirrels home in to attack pheasant feeders, and

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