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    Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag

Championing the true conservationists – gamekeepers By Mark Hopkins. LET’S get straight to the point, if you read this magazine then the one thing that binds us together, the one thing we should all have in common, is that we love the British countryside. This great countryside of ours is

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    Guns and Rifles

Guns and Rifles

Which gun or rifle should I choose? By Marksman. The question ‘which rifle should I get?’ is often asked when someone is starting their shooting career. Many years ago, most youngsters started with an air rifle, graduating eventually to a .410 shotgun if they were going down that route, or

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    Wildfowling

Wildfowling

Fenland fowling… just a walk in the countryside By Derek J. Robinson. Two weeks off at Christmas gave me an opportunity to take a guest out wildfowling. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing. As a relatively new club member, I do not know all the best haunts so it would

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    Pigeon Shooting

Pigeon Shooting

Making the most of the maize By Alan Jarrett. A FARMER friend rang to offer me another day on maize – this time several miles from my previous average encounter. He said there had been 2,000 pigeons there a fortnight before (which brought an obvious unspoken thought!), and even though

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

We must never give up hunting our dogs! By Penny Taylor. I SAW some pretty appalling footage a while back, taken in Venezuela in 2018, where a group of villagers beat a cow to death with sticks and stones. This was not a brutal pastime, but a reaction to the

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    Dog Breeding

Dog Breeding

The hound Terrier connection… it all comes full circle in the end By John Glover. HOUNDS and terriers are the only types of dogs I have ever owned and more importantly worked. Specifically with hounds, I have only owned and worked sighthounds, not scenthounds (the latter are not for me

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