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    Bedlington Terriers

Bedlington Terriers

Copper Toxicosis in Bedlingtons By John Glover. WAY back in 1990 I wrote my book The Working Bedlington. At the time the breed was going through – as it’s currently doing – a renaissance, a Bedlington revival especially as a working terrier. We had great champions of the working cause

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    Sporting History

Sporting History

John Reeves – East India Company tea inspector and naturalist By Tim Weston. ALL of us who shoot are familiar with the species we hunt: pheasants, partridge, grouse, duck and deer. But there are many different species and subspecies within those animals which we actively go to shoot or shoot to

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    Labrador Puppies

Labrador Puppies

Puppies are born and potential buyers found despite lockdown By Wiltshire Man. TIME moves on and we’ve now come through seven weeks of lockdown. The wife and I are going a bit stir crazy but I now have nine fox-red Labrador puppies to look after, as well as their mother

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

Buzzing with excitement for summer by Penny Taylor. MAY begins almost to look like summer, the sky a blaze of blue scattered with high white clouds and a gentle breeze. Our daily exercise takes on more of a nature ramble, and despite the hordes of supposedly ‘locked down’ people marching

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    Wildfowling

Wildfowling

From duck hunter to wildfowler By Derek Robinson. MY early interest in shooting stemmed from using an air rifle. Initially plinking in the back garden, I then ventured into the fields shooting with a relative. They were the good old days when three 18-year-olds could walk through the village carrying two

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    Ferreting

Ferreting

The heat is on for summertime ferreting By Robert Stirk. AS we’re all ‘confined to barracks’ right now I can’t help reflecting on times more ordinary. A good number of years ago I secured rights on a smallish holding for lamping rabbits with the rimfire from a 4×4. Although the

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