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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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Rabbit hunting at an equestrian centre

Richard Saunders gets to grips with some bunnies that have been causing all sorts of trouble at an equestrian centre. Airgun shooters and rabbits have been pitting their wits against each other for as long as there have been, well,

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Best kit for cold weather shooting with Richard Saunders

There’s no reason why wet or cold weather should put an end to our sport, so Richard Saunders looks at some kit that will let us carry on shooting. August’s unprecedented heatwave may have been good for our tans, but

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Evening rabbit hunting – The Countryman

With skittish rabbits proving difficult to outwit with a roving approach, Mat Manning switches tactics and sets up a stakeout. This ground has produced some good shooting through late spring and early summer. Short stalking sessions regularly yielded bags of

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Essential kit to carry in the field

Sponsored by… There is lots of useful gear that can prove invaluable on a hunting trip – Mat Manning lists ten of his top kitbag items. 1. Laser Rangefinder Most airgun shooters understand the rise and fall of their pellet and

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Summer rabbit stalking – The Countryman

Balmy evenings are made for stalking rabbits – Mat Manning sets up for a roving session in the hope of bagging some bunnies for the pot. Summer rabbiting is one of the highlights of the airgun hunter’s year, not just

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Rabbit hunting with Richard Saunders

Rich Saunders takes a break from his pure pest control duties to stalk a few rabbits and see if there’s any light at the end of the polytunnel. A set of trigger sticks helps provide a more stable position to

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Getting new permissions with Shawn Minchin

Shawn Minchin recalls how he managed to snare a new permission that turned out to be quite a bit different to what he’d been expecting. The feeder was 23 yards from Shawn’s shooting position – with him sitting on a

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Mike Morton’s tips on using a range box

Leaving an essential piece of kit at home can put an end to a day’s sport. Mike Morton suggests using a range box to make sure this isn’t an issue. You’re heading off for a day’s shooting and are excited

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The Countryman with Mat Manning

Mat Manning sets up a stakeout to bring the bunnies back under control after their springtime breeding boom. The late spring and early summer months are peak breeding season for rabbits, which means you’ll often see a distinct spike in

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