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The future of foxing as lockdown is eased

Robert Bucknell returns following a bout of coronavirus – he investigates the future of foxing as lockdown is eased. The Covid-19 lockdown has affected fox control in different ways – it all depends on your situation. If you see fox

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The Shooting Show – Pigeon decoying guru Geoff Garrod

In this week’s episode of The Shooting Show, pigeon decoying guru Geoff Garrod is back in crop protection action after an 11 week lay off. Observing social distancing rules, he sets up two hides for the accompanying cameraman and the

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Why not try BASC’s Quarantine Cookbook

Self-isolating and want to rustle up something tasty? Then BASC might just have the perfect thing for you! Their “Quarantine Cookbook” provides a selection of easy to make recipes from BASC’s Taste of Game. Some of these recipes include: Pheasant pasties,

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Foxing during a driven game day

Mark Ripley finds that, even when invited on a driven game day, he can’t escape his foxing responsibilities… Credit: Ger Bosma / Getty Images At the end of the shooting season I’m usually lucky enough to be invited on the

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The Shooting Show – oilseed pigeon shooting with Geoff Garrod

Geoff’s back, and he has some winter crop protection to do. The pigeons are hammering an oilseed crop field, and as Geoff shows, the damage they can do even in a single day is staggering. So it’s time to stoke

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The Shooting Show – tough pigeon shooting in 30-degree heat

Who goes pigeon shooting in a heatwave? Gerwyn Jones does! And the Welsh shooting wizard comes up against a mammoth decoying challenge, with temperatures soaring and thunderstorms even making an appearance. Not to be deterred, he stokes up his gun

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The Shooting Show – pigeon shooting with steel shot and biodegradable wads

Geoff’s back out at the pigeons and he’s doing a science experiment while he’s at it. Getting hold of Eley Hawk’s new biodegradable Pro Eco wad, he’s left a wad submerged in water while he shoots, to find how much

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The Shooting Show – back out pigeon shooting with Geoff Garrod PLUS news from The Game Fair 2019

With the General Licences (mostly) restored, Geoff’s back out doing what he does best, and we’re out filming him on a hot day’s decoying. Though pigeon shooting is something Geoff’s enjoyed all his life, here he emphasises that crop control

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The Shooting Show – last of the summer pigeons

With the summer crop stubbles about to disappear, Geoff takes the opportunity for some last-minute pigeon control. But he’s cut it finer than he thought and the field is literally being ploughed while he’s there… Bringing in the birds is

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The Shooting Show – shooting pigeons by the M11 PLUS Midland Game Fair highlights

Geoff Garrod sets up in a classic field-edge location for a day at the pigeons. But there’s a twist: This field edge borders a busy motorway. With safe shooting directions and quarry retrieval to think of, Geoff’s got a lot

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