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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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The Airgun Show – sniper-cam squirrel hunt, PLUS how to improve your shooting during the lockdown

The Covid-19 restrictions are making it almost impossible for shooters hit the fields and woods with their airguns but we can help you get your hunting fix with a new film of Mat Manning targeting grey squirrels before the lockdown.

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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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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 – 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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The Airgun Show – winter pigeon hunting, PLUS Air Arms S510 Carbine Superlite on test

We’re targeting pigeons in winter woodland this week. Woodpigeon shooting is rarely predictable but, even with the birds proving elusive, Mat Manning still manages to bring a few to book, as well as making a bonus addition to the game

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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for crows, PLUS Tracer LEDRAY F600 lamping kit on test

It’s time to keep crow numbers in check, so Mat Manning takes the hunt to the roost. With the leaves down, the hunting should be easier but it’s never straightforward when you’re targeting crafty corvids. Despite the challenges, Mat still

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunt with shooting sticks, PLUS Air Arms targets on test

The grey squirrel cull continues as Mat Manning heads back into the woods kitted out with shooting sticks to target some skittish quarry. The squirrels prove elusive but Mat puts the sticks to good use, taking advantage of the added

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