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    LURCHERS

LURCHERS

Ferreting with more than one dog by Penny Taylor. IT is not unusual to see several lurchers ferreting together and in many ways having a team of dogs to help us can lessen the chance of rabbits escaping unseen. We have nearly always ferreted with at least two lurchers in

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    TERRIERS

TERRIERS

The old-fashioned working Russell by John Glover. IN South Wales and the Midlands up to the mid or maybe late 1970s, one type of dog reigned supreme as the real all-round working terrier; the Jack Russell type. To be fair they were a fairly mixed bunch, ranging from rough to

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    GUNDOG TRAINING

GUNDOG TRAINING

Is there more than one way to teach heelwork? By Annie Wales. THERE are as many different ways of teaching heelwork as there are different dogs because, like us, they learn differently. I had a couple of Golden Retrievers to whom I taught heelwork without them ever having been on

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    TRAPPING

TRAPPING

Mk4 Fenn trapping guide by Alex Keeble. ALTHOUGH we are not a wild bird shoot here in the Cotswolds, I am a fond believer in keeping all of the current gamebirds from the previous season in good condition. I protect them the best I can in their battle to bring

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    HUNTING

HUNTING

A day spent at the Cheshire Forest Hunt by David Egan. I AM not normally found pedalling around the leafy lanes of Cheshire on a bike well before 8am on a bank holiday Sunday morning. However, when you are invited out for morning exercise with the Cheshire Forest Hunt (CFH)

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    RATTING

RATTING

A wonderful and productive day’s ratting by Bill Doherty. WHAT’S that old saying again of the best laid plans? Our original plan for the day was for a couple of us to travel to Scotland in the evening with a hunting enthusiast from further afield who was bringing up a

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