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Squirrel hunting in lockdown

Rich Saunders gets to grips with some pesky squirrels who’ve been allowed to do their own thing for far too long during the first lockdown We may have been enduring the frustration of lockdown, but squirrels on one of my

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Airgun permissions with Roger Kent

Airgun Shooter reader Roger Kent explains the enjoyment he has being out and about on his two permissions as he puts a dent in squirrel numbers. I am very fortunate in having two permissions within a three-mile radius of my

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Targeting pigeons at the roost – the countryman w/ Mat Manning

Winter has long been the traditional season for targeting pigeons as they flight in to roost, and Mat Manning reckons an airgun is the perfect tool for the job. Roost shooting is a wonderful way to target woodpigeons during the

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Squirrel control with Mat Manning

Mat Manning sets up for an ambush as falling temperatures and diminishing food supplies force grey squirrels to plunder the pheasant feeders. I absolutely love being out and about in the woods with an air rifle at this time of

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Airgun Shooter 143 is out NOW

The latest edition of Airgun Shooter Magazine is now available! Roost shooting is a wonderful way to target woodpigeons during the colder months. It doesn’t require any of the cumbersome gear necessitated by decoying, yet can still yield some impressive

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Autumn hunting – The Countryman

The ripening of autumn seeds and berries creates a time of plenty for woodland pests and, as Mat Manning shows, an opportunity for hunters to cash in on the feast Autumn is a wonderful season for the air rifle hunter.

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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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Squirrel hunting: The Countryman

Take the pressure off grey squirrels and these destructive rodents will bounce back in no time – Mat Manning ramps up his squirrel hunting before the lockdown. Mat Manning shares his latest round of squirrel hunting Anyone tasked with the

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Nighttime ratting: The Countryman

Mat Manning heads out for some nighttime ratting in a pheasant pen where rats have homed in on the gamebirds’ feed. The Quarry: Brown Rat Credit: anemoneprojectors Pest status This rodent spreads disease by toileting around stored crops, animal feed

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Cold weather squirrel control

Mat Manning heads out for a morning in the freezing woods to target greedy bushy-tails as they home in on the pheasant feeders. Cold weather and short days can make the prospect of spending a day in winter woodland seem

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