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    WORKING DOGS

WORKING DOGS

Youngsters make a bright start   by Tommy Cullen. ANY lurcher, terrier or Whippet enthusiast will tell you the most rewarding aspect of breeding a worker is to finally see it prosper in the field at its sport. However, they will also tell you the amount of time and effort

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    HOUNDS

HOUNDS

The old Lancashire Harrier by North Westerner. THE old Lancashire Harrier was once famed for its scenting qualities and most northern packs of the 19th Century and the early part of the 20th Century used this old scenting breed as the foundation for their fine and hard-working packs of hounds. The

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    GAMEKEEPING

GAMEKEEPING

Springtime for Reaseheath’s gamekeeping students by Geoffrey Guy. SPRING is a time for gamekeeping students here at Reaseheath College to be reflecting on work placements completed over the winter and taking stock of the past shooting season, as well as preparing for rearing, censuses and unfortunately also exams. As spring arrives

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    LURCHERS

LURCHERS

A bout of the blues by Dave Sleight. I RECENTLY received a gift of a series of 50 cigarette cards featuring the best known Greyhounds from the 1920s and 30s. This was the true heyday of Greyhound racing as a spectator sport and many of the dogs featured became household names

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    RIFLE SCOPE REVIEW

RIFLE SCOPE REVIEW

The Minox ZX5 3-15×56 riflescope by Marksman. THE German firm of Minox has slowly and steadily been making a name for itself in shooting circles over the past decade. I first came across the name when I was doing a binocular test for the Sportsman Gun Centre about 10 years

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    FERRETS

FERRETS

Nursing jills and weaning kits by Rob Knowlittle. MANY ferreters will soon be getting spare cages cleaned and ready for new offspring. Some will have added new bloodlines to their stock and some will just stick with keeping those bloodlines they have close and breeding with what they’ve got and worked

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