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    Whippets

Whippets

Whippets prove their flexibility in the field By John Glover. MY family has always kept working dogs. In most cases, like myself, those breeds have been terriers and running dogs, although some family members have kept the odd gundog. The prime reason for owning these animals is to provide food

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    Gundog Trialing

Gundog Trialing

The luck of the Irish By Wendy Bardsley. GUNDOG trainer Matty Lambden is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams. Passionate about his gundogs, he has made himself a leading competitor on the British and Irish gundog Field Trial circuit. I was lucky enough to speak with him

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    Shooting

Shooting

Feral bonus puts seal on successful morning By Simon Everett. WITH the end of January looming fast I took myself off to the farm at first light. I’d left it quiet for a bit and was confident of getting a few before they cottoned on again. Milking was well under

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    Hunting

Hunting

A way of life – not just a job – for Hunt staff by Karen Davison-White. IT’S an interesting time of year for Hunt staff, a time when quite often the best sport comes in January. This is contrary to thoughts of ‘get your hunting in before Christmas’ because afterwards

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    Ratting

Ratting

A good day’s ratting is child’s play By Scott Allan. MY usual ratting trips require me driving two-three hours south for a morning’s action so it was a welcome change when an opportunity came my way to join up with the Powys Rat Pack practically on my doorstep. Alarm sounding

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    Country Character

Country Character

John Lambert – the last of the true ‘Dalesman’ By Iain Bell. THINK of a survival expert… probably in these days of saturation media, names such as Bear Grylls or Ray Mears spring to mind. Think of an ecologist and perhaps we see visions of a lean-looking 24-year-old vegan graduate

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