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    Looking Back

Looking Back

Difficulties of consistently producing working Borders By Martin Webber. THE first fox I saw bolted by a Border Terrier was while following the Pennine Foxhounds at an Anglezarke meet, near Chorley in Lancashire. It would have been in the early 1980s when my Fell Terrier ‘Barney’ was still a young

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    Gamekeeping

Gamekeeping

Experiment with your drives! By Tim Weston. TWO years ago, my friend Paul Howard and I took on the sporting lease of a large estate in Wiltshire. The 4,500 acres is forested with over 90 per cent of the ground covered in trees which are mainly mature oak and beech. The ground covering

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    Wildfowling

Wildfowling

First trip to the coast bodes well for the season By Harnser. THE signs were looking favourable. More than a week of steady north-easterlies and a big tide due to peak at around dawn. Even though it was only September, the wind should have brought the first decent flush of

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    Deerstalking

Deerstalking

Where would we be without innovation? by Charles Smith-Jones. I HAD been sitting in the high seat for almost an hour and nothing had moved, not even a squirrel or a pheasant to distract the eye and add some interest to the evening session. It was surprisingly cold for September

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

What is the future for the working lurcher? By Penny Taylor. I THANK my stars I was born long before the hunting ban came into being, just as I’m glad I was able to enjoy my lurchers to the full while my body was still able to withstand the rigours

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    Pigeon Shooting

Pigeon Shooting

From disappointment to delight By Alan Jarrett. BY mid-September the harvest was largely over, with brown acres of stubble everywhere. The more diligent farmers had already turned their fields into brown deserts where the next crop had been planted, leaving less shooting opportunity. But there were still chances to be

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