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Hunting with a springer – going back to basics

Mat Manning swaps his hi-tech hunting kit for a no-frills springer as he gears up for a wander in the woods. Scaling down his kit and travelling light enabled Mat to move unburdened through the trees Modern technology can make

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Winter squirrel hunting in this week’s Airgun Show

We join Mat Manning as he hunts grey squirrels on a farm where shooters can stay for an airgun holiday. Presented with unfamiliar ground, Mat offers some tips on how to maximise your chances when getting to grips with a

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Handy accessories for a feeding station ambush

You don’t need any specialist kit to pick off squirrels when they sneak out to steal from grain feeders, but there are several pieces of gear that can help to improve your results.

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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 – summer squirrel hunting, PLUS the Gamo Phox gun, scope and pump kit on test

Squirrels are back on the hit-list in Episode 55, and it’s time to tailor tactics to suit the summer conditions. Dense foliage makes it almost impossible to spot the pests in the trees, so Mat Manning sets up a hide

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The Airgun Show – Crow Hunting with Decoys, plus Field Target Ace Nick Jenkinson on Pellet Selection

Mat Manning is back in the hide, and this time he’s after crows. It takes serious stealth and fieldcraft to put these wily corvids in the bag, so low-key hide and decoying tactics are order of the day – along

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The Airgun Show – Squirrel and magpie hide hunt, PLUS the Richter Optik Exact scope on test

Squirrels and magpies are on the hit list in Episode 53, when Mat Manning heads out hide shooting with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter. The woodland pests are queueing up to raid the gamekeeper’s pheasant feeders, which are also attracting

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The Airgun Show – garden squirrel shooting, PLUS how to mount a scope to your air rifle

We’re dealing with garden pests; using the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter to tackle some destructive grey squirrels. Safety is paramount when it comes to garden pest control, and Mat Manning shows how to set up a peanut feeder against a

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The Airgun Show – woodland pest control with scope-cam, plus IWA 2016 and Hawke Airmax 30 SF

  The squirrel cull continues, and we’re staking out the bushy-tails’ favourite feeding places in the woods this week – and there are some interesting wildlife encounters along the way. Patience is the key when it comes to this kind

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The Airgun Show – cold weather squirrel hunt, PLUS The British Shooting Show 2016 and Crosman MTR77 NP

A spell of cold weather provides the perfect conditions to target grey squirrels with a grain feeder. Mat Manning uses hide tactics to get within range of the hungry greys, making a welcome contribution to the control of this invasive

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