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    Gundogs

Gundogs

The Peter Pan of the gundog world! By Wendy Bardsley. STYLISH, biddable and determined in the shooting field, the Flat-Coated Retriever is the Peter Pan of the gundog world with one focus – a desire to please. The Flat-Coated Retriever evolved as a specific breed in the mid-19th Century as

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    Deerstalking

Deerstalking

Where the buck stops By David Barrington-Barnes. I WAS out for an early morning prowl one May morning. My planned route was to take me from the public road deep into the ground, which comprised of arable fields, grass paddocks, two spinneys and a wood. By our Suffolk standards the

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    Wildfowling

Wildfowling

To hide or not to hide By Derek J. Robinson. IF you are going to shoot pigeons you need a straw-bale hide. These were the words of a friend from back in the 1970s when I first became involved in woodpigeon shooting. The beauty of the bale hides, he continued,

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    Ferreting

Ferreting

The fast and the furious of ferreting by Robert Stirk. WE had agreed to meet for a day out, but the venue was yet to be confirmed as it depended upon the advice of one of the local keepers. He explained that one of his colleagues had lamped a possible

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    Riverkeeping

Riverkeeping

A gamekeepers’ life – riverkeeping on the River Kennet Taken from the NGO’s Keeping the Balance. FOR the past four years, Jack Uridge has been the riverkeeper on a three-mile stretch of the River Kennet. The River Kennet is a chalk stream which rises in Avebury, Wiltshire and joins the

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

Hunting with sighthounds: A history of conflict By Penny Taylor. I AM certainly no historian, but nowadays, with access to almost unlimited information on anything, I do enjoy exploring the various sites that delve back in time to our historical associations with hunting dogs. It is interesting to note that

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