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    Beating

Beating

Beating with the old boys and gals in Norfolk By Derek Robinson. PULLING onto the grass outside the beaters’ hut, the Last of the Summer Wine crew were conspicuous by their absence. Their vehicles were all missing bar one and that was only half-full! Grabbing my wellies, I made my

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    Lead-free Bullet Test

Lead-free Bullet Test

The lead-free bullet comparison By Tom Cackett. THE lead-free bullet debate has been done to death by now, and although I’ve made the transition to lead-free bullets, I still don’t think I’ve used one that works as well as my old lead ones. For that reason, I’ve spent the last

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    Night Vision

Night Vision

Lighting your way in the darkness By Mike Powell. THERE is no doubt that night vision in all its various forms has come a long way since I started walking the fields at night! Gone are the days of dodgy, home-made set-ups tacked together from bits and pieces gleaned from

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    Wildfowling

Wildfowling

A windy wildfowling affair By Harnser. A DISEMBODIED voice came over the car radio: “Humber, Thames: south easterly six to eight, occasionally nine in south later; drizzle; good, occasionally poor.” After an extended spell of quiet weather, the weatherman confirmed what we had been waiting for. It had been breezy

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    Lamping

Lamping

Is lamping a solitary or social activity? By Penny Taylor. I USED to go lamping a lot on my own, mostly because the whole point of going out in the dark with a dog and a lamp is something wrought with mystery, solitude, and that undefinable thrill of being out

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    Fox Control

Fox Control

Winter foxing then and now By Vulpes. IT’S the time of year when the shooting world is at its busiest, the game season is in full swing with birds becoming wilier by the day, deerstalking has all species available, and ‘lesser’ species such as rabbit and pigeon will be providing

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