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    LURCHERS

LURCHERS

Choosing your lurcher pup – final part of the series By Penny Taylor. HAVING decided what type of lurcher you are looking for, go and see as many litters as you can. It is only by practising our observational skills that we learn to differentiate between dogs. It might be

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    PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT REVIEW

Night Master’s quest for improvement By Old Keeper. IN 2010, Tony Jones and his wife, Angie, finally produced what turned out to be something rather special after a great deal of hard work – the Night Master 800 torch. I realise the market is flooded today with what are, in

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    DEERSTALKING

DEERSTALKING

Flushing out floodplain roebuck By Northerner. HAVING visited Lethans Forest in Ayrshire on umpteen occasions, never had Eric and myself explored the floodplain in the valley below Lethans Forest that takes the course of the River Nith to the sea. Our view of the River Nith from the uplands was

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    HUNTING

HUNTING

Hunting with the Kildare Hunt Club By Rachel Green. IN mid-January I took a trip to The Brown Bear in Two Mile House for the meet of the Kildare Foxhounds. There are records showing the Kildare Hunt Club, to give them their proper title, were in existence in 1766, but

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    VERMIN CONTROL

VERMIN CONTROL

Rat hunting through the archives by David S.D. Jones. RAT hunting has been carried out in the British countryside since time immemorial in order to prevent damage to farm crops, protect food supplies, prevent the spread of contagious diseases, for game preservation purposes and for numerous other reasons. Over the

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    SHOOTING

SHOOTING

Late winter pigeon shooting By Stuart Martinez. IN the north of England during February and early March pigeon shooting can be hard going unless you have access to a maize game crop or winter rape. Locally this winter I saw very few fields of winter rape and opportunities for a

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