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    PEST CONTROL

PEST CONTROL

Spring predator control By Matthew Dutton. NOW the shooting season has ended and spring is around the corner, the gamekeeper’s attention should turn to the preparation for the coming breeding season and how improvements can be made upon last year’s results. There may be a few wild clutches of eggs

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    MIXED BAG

MIXED BAG

Are Hunts and their supporters victims of hate crime? By Steve Grant. ELSEWHERE in this week’s issue of The Countryman’s Weekly you can read how a hoax caller disrupted the annual ball of the Holcombe Hunt by claiming a bomb had been placed at the venue which was hosting it.

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    TERRIERS

TERRIERS

The pros and cons of using terriers as bushing dogs By Penny Taylor. FOR years I’ve used my terriers both to ground on fox and for bushing rabbits from cover. Some people may say earth dogs don’t make good cover dogs but the line I’ve bred for over 25 years

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    FERRETS

FERRETS

Keeping ferrets is a simple business By Rob Knowlittle. PEOPLE are always shocked when they see l only have a very basic hutch to keep my ferrets in. Having them work well, people feel I must give them the best of everything and they are kept in some form of

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    SHOOTING

SHOOTING

Keeper’s days to see out the season by David Hudson. SOME call them keeper’s days and some call them beaters’ days but whatever you call them you know what I mean. Those precious days at the end of the season when the regular beaters and pickers-up are invited to come

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    SPORTING LIFE

SPORTING LIFE

Keeping records and counting birds By Jeremy Hobson. I HAVE never been of the trainspotting persuasion and so never considered myself an ‘anorak’. To explain further, I’ve never felt the need to keep a record of facts, figures and numbers just for the sake of it. Having said that, there

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