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Decoying woodpigeons – The Countryman

Mat Manning sets up for a morning’s decoying as the woodpigeons gather over a harvested barley field Late summer is a prime time for the pigeon shooter. Large flocks of these birds gather to feed on spilt grain left behind

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How to get the best from your autumn hunting trips

Sponsored by… Late autumn is a prime season for hunting with airguns – Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help you make the most of it. For more information, just visit: https://www.solware.co.uk/ 1. Woodland banquet There should still be

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The Airgun Show – corvid and pigeon control with the Walther Reign, PLUS scope-cam filming gear…

We join Andy Watkins just before harvest as he sets his sights on pest birds that have homed in on a barely crop. After setting up his hide within range of incoming birds’ favourite lookout post, Andy enjoys some great

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Cold season airgun hunting

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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Using callers for pigeon hunting

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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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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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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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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