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    Deerstalking

Deerstalking

Bucking the trend – from master buck to pricket, knowing your fallow By Tom Cackett. IF you’re like me and have land with fallow deer on it, you’ll have spent the last few months receiving phone calls from farmers asking when you can come and shoot some of the deer

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    Terriers

Terriers

Putting a terrier back into Yorkshire By Colonel David Hancock. THE counties of England have produced some outstanding breeds of terrier, some lost, some retained, and one that falls into both categories – as the smaller terrier of Yorkshire, now a toy breed demonstrates. The two terrier breeds, by name, from

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    Fox Control

Fox Control

Tips and tricks for a typical fox control problem By Vulpes. FOR the fox shooter who just enjoys getting out and about looking for a fox, there are generally not too many problems to overcome, apart from dealing with what is a wily and reasonably intelligent creature. However, for the

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    Gamekeeping

Gamekeeping

Round the clock care on the shoot by John Glover. NE would be completely misled in thinking there’s plenty of time from the poults and ducklings arriving until the first drives of late October. In reality, we are talking literally in terms of weeks. From the time the birds arrive

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

Hunting with dogs: perfect symbiosis By Penny Taylor. RECENTLY, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we train our dogs, and I’ve finally come to the conclusion that they train us as much as we train them. When that first primitive human connected with wild canines, it must have been

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    Airgunning

Airgunning

New light through old windows By J.D.J. Braithwaite. SPRING-POWERED airguns have been with us for decades. Affectionately known as ‘springers’, they were the airguns those of us of a certain age started out with. Whether you went on to try shotguns or cartridge-based rifles, many of us started with (and

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