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How to get yourself a shooting permission

Sponsored by… Bagging a shooting permission is one of the biggest challenges faced by airgun shooters – Mat Manning offers 10 top tips to get you on the right track 1. Use your connections Think of people you already know

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

Wildlife management with FAC air rifles

Ex-firearms and rural crime officer Pete Brookes now prefers an armed response of a different kind – wildlife management with his FAC air rifle. Photo credit: David Jinks  I was driving to work to start an afternoon shift whilst listening

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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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Posted in Features, Hunting

The Airgun Show – Hunting farmyard feral pigeons, PLUS the MTC King Cobra F1 gun sight on test…

We’ve got more hunting for you, and in this week’s episode of The Airgun Show, Andy Watkins targeting feral pigeons. The birds have taken up residence around farm buildings, where they are causing all sorts of problems, so Andy is

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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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Covert crop protection: The Countryman

The sudden abundance of food caused by the autumn maize harvest has attracted a plague of pests that could decimate the following crop. Mat Manning sets up for a decoying session to bring the offending birds to book. The damage

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The Airgun Show – mega farmyard feral pigeon hunt, PLUS PAO Topaz SWAT scope on test

Don’t miss the latest episode of The Airgun Show! Feral pigeons are causing major problems on the farm so Andy Watkins calls on a friend to assist with the cull. The two-pronged attack works brilliantly, and the lads end the

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#TASFromTheArchives: hunting for rabbits, pigeons and squirrels, PLUS the BSA R-10 Mk2 on test

In this week’s edition of The Airgun Show: From the Archives, Mat Manning is on farmland and in the woods taking care of some pests… Mat is hunting on farmland and in the woods as he tries to make a

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Call of the wild w/ Kev Hawker

Kev Hawker reaches for his caller to keep the pigeons coming during an early morning mooch in the woods Many of my woodland forays are start-stop affairs – a mixture of roving and sit-and-wait tactics. That’s certainly the case at

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Gear up for crows and pigeons!

Mat Manning suggests some useful kitbag items for hunters now the control of pest birds is back on track STAY LEGAL – It is vital that you read, understand and adhere to the rules set out in the new general

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