Covert crop protection in this month’s 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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Everything you need to know about general licences

In the wake of the news three of the general licences in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, was revoked yesterday, here is everything you need to know about general licences. Natural

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How to hunt pigeons in the winter

Winter foliage has a clear and predictable effect on some types of quarry, finds Simon Everett, as he looks at how to hunt woodpigeons

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Grey Control

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is working with BASC to put farmers in touch with shooters in a bid to protect Northern Ireland’s threatened native red squirrel by reducing numbers of non-native grey squirrels. The joint BASC NI and UFU pest

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Hunting in the twilight zone

Mat Manning is joined by an old mate for a quick dusk-shooting session – and the pair end up with a very impressive mixed bag of vermin

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