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    Ammunition

Ammunition

Still experimenting with lead-free bullets By Tom Cackett. I KNOW what you’re all thinking – not another article about lead bullets – but please hear me out on this one. I first wrote about lead-free bullets in The Countryman’s Weekly in December 2020. At the time I had just started

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    Terriers

Terriers

Historic Lake District terriers lay foundations for modern working terrier strains By Sean Frain. FOR centuries now, possibly even for millennia, the English Lake District has famously produced incredibly game working terriers and these have always been used in conjunction with farming the dramatic landscape of this area, which, to

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    Rabbiting

Rabbiting

Exciting times rabbiting during post-war years By Old Keeper. IT’S hard to believe that I started ferreting well over 70 years ago. In fact, just starting to write this article conjured up memories of those early days that I hadn’t thought of for goodness knows how long! In those early

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    Fox Control

Fox Control

Why there will always be a need to control foxes By Vulpes. HAVING spent the vast majority of my life both living and working in the countryside, and from a very early age having a deep fascination with guns, I suppose it was inevitable that eventually I would become acquainted

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

Running a lurcher on hard ground: is it really worth it? By Penny Taylor. I CAN’T think why anyone would want to run a fast dog on hard ground, not, that is, unless you think that broken or dislocated toes are an acceptable part of lurcher ownership. That might sound

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    .410 Shotgun

.410 Shotgun

A little gun with attitude – the the .410 up to the job? By Richard Gray. LIKE many of you, I took my first few tentative shots as a youngster with the .410. Mine was a single-barrel hammer of Belgian origin, hexagon barrel and badly pitted, I shot with that

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