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    Pigeon Shooting

Pigeon Shooting

Making the most of your shooting opportunities By Alan Jarrett. MY car eased to a halt on some high ground overlooking an unbroken sea of yellow as I set out for a winter day’s pigeon shooting. The oilseed rape was in full bloom with not a patch of green anywhere

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    Ferreting

Ferreting

‘Sam Dick’ the bull made early ferreting trips a dangerous hobby! By Fitchetman. QUITE why the extremely large bull was called ‘Sam Dick’ I have no idea but he figured quite largely in my young life in rural Devon. He was owned by a local farmer who was kind enough

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    Gundog Training

Gundog Training

Time to teach the stop whistle By Annie Wales. IF you ask any trainer how and when they teach the stop whistle you’re likely to get an array of different responses. There doesn’t seem to be one standard procedure – however that could be said of the many training methods.

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    Vermin Control

Vermin Control

Flopsy and the crafty fox bite the bullet by Vulpes. AS one of the few people left in the village who is prepared to do anything about the ever increasing numbers of vermin which are becoming an increasing problem in the countryside, I was recently contacted by someone who keeps

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    Traps

Traps

The history and use of mousetraps By John Bryan. FOR many of us our first dabble with trapping is likely to have been with the humble mousetrap, it certainly was for me when I was growing up. The simple but effective break-back design, familiar from cartoons and books, was available

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

Buying a lurcher puppy from an online site By Penny Taylor. ONLY a fool would believe everything they read in an advert selling puppies. Buying from a complete stranger is fraught with problems, not least the fact so many sellers lie through their teeth in order to get rid of

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