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    SHOOTING

SHOOTING

Shooting grouse over pointing dogs by David Hudson. LAST week we were looking at shooting grouse over pointing dogs – the finest sport in the world in my opinion. Okay, so I’m biased having owned Pointers and setters for nearly 50 years but I still maintain that it is the

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    MIXED BAG

MIXED BAG

If we could agree on what cruelty is… By Jonathan Burton. IT’S generally considered a fact of life that when you’re young and idealistic you tend to be on the left of the political spectrum whereas when you grow old you drift towards the right. Of course, it’s not a cast-iron

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    RATTING

RATTING

Recalling some ratting memories by Sean Frain. I HAVE had some great days hunting rats. One of the best and most fruitful of places was the River Roch. During the 1970s and 80s it was polluted enough for rats to proliferate. Some of the banks were rather steep and it

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    FERRETING

FERRETING

Working young ferrets alongside dogs by Rob Knowlittle. NEW ferret kits should be introduced to the ferreter’s dog at the early stages of their lives. When you stroke your dog and then handle kits the smell of the dog would be picked up by the ferret and over time this

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    HOW TO

HOW TO

Crown and cook a woodpigeon by Ian Barnett. I THINK the best place to dress out a woodpigeon is actually in the kitchen at home and I will cover that in another How To article soon. Out in the field, however, there is nothing more daunting than being faced with

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    LAMPING

LAMPING

Lamping with a new lurcher by Jonathan Darcy. AUTUMN’S just round the corner and as the nights start drawing in I forget about fishing and focus my attention on one of the most exciting fieldsports there is – lamping. I’ve had a couple of nights out with my pup, only

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