The Shooting Show – Geoff Garrod’s Lockdown Pigeons

The story is that Geoff was called up by the farmer just before we entered November lockdown because pigeons and corvids were damaging his emerging winter wheat. Geoff dropped everything and went out the day before lockdown, not expecting a

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Foxing w/ Mark Ripley

With the same pesky fox causing chaos on Mark Ripley’s shooting ground, he is determined to overcome his arch foxing nemesis. Credit: James Warwick / Image Bank / Getty Images A voicemail from a farmer first thing in the morning

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Tough adversary

Credit: Jim Cumming / Getty Images On a seemingly endless mission to catch a fox, Mark Ripley suffers every setback imaginable, from blank outings to vehicular malfunctions It was 5am and I was headed to the farm on probably my

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On the Lamb

A good sheep farmer knows two very important things: when to get the ewes to the safety of the lambing sheds and what constitutes good predator control. In relation to foxes, that’s having a man or men he can trust to respect his land and get the job done quickly and discreetly.

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Dinnertime Disturbance

Some days it seems I’ve hardly sat down for a brew after work when the phone rings with a farmer or landowner on the other end frantically relating how he’s just seen a fox take a lamb or chicken and can I go immediately to nab it.

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