Tom Sykes

Pest Cotrol

After a very early alarm call I was up and on the drillings setting the decoys up, in anticipation about what the morning pest control would bring. Shooting over the…

The dictionary states that a ‘Wild Goose Chase’ is a “foolish and hopeless search for or pursuit of something unattainable,” which can sum up a lot of goose flights. However,…

Crow shooting

Here in the north of England, winter and spring can be a difficult time crow shooting to build a decent bags of corvids over decoys, as most of the crow…

There are many ways to rig up decoys. Over the years, I have used a variety of cords and techniques on a range of decoys, until I found what I…

Jerk rig

The majority of my duck decoying takes place on tidal creeks and rivers where the current of the water creates a natural movement in the decoys, but occasionally I will…

Tom on the foreshore

Find out why Tom Sykes says this Robin Owen Conducktor call is the most beautiful call that he's had the pleasure of using

Goose flag

Like a lot of my current fowling gear, the goose flag is another toy that originates from across the Pond, where shooters have used them wildfowling with a lot of…

My pump action has a custom paint job, which helps blend it in to the surroundings and the 3.5in chamber gives me the possibilities of a range of ammunition. The…

Crow shooting

Raptor decoys are the most common predator decoys on the UK market, they come in a variety of different sizes and species, the most common being eagle owls, peregrines and…

blind decoying

A layout blind is an incredibly versatile bit of kit when it comes to deployment in the field. The blind itself is made from waterproof camouflage sheeting similar to a…

Rag decoys

What you need to make a crow rag decoy: Stapler Scissors Small cable ties Bamboo cane Household bin bags Watch the video above for a step-by-step guide to making a…