best fox control kit

The best fox control kit: Mark Ripley shares the essentials

Early recon pays dividends when tracking Charlie, but reliable kit also makes the job much more effective. Here is the best fox control kit which I use regularly, essential for any foxer trying to protect game or livestock. Fox Pro Inferno £199.95 The Inferno from Fox Pro is an ideal…

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Best clay shooting caps – what to wear on the clay ground

Not everybody wears a cap when they’re out on the clay ground but a cap is a useful item to have on you. (For more on what to wear clay pigeon shooting read here.) Award-winning clayshooter, CPSA shooting instructor and Sporting Gun contributor Becky McKenzie says: “Caps are good for…

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Best budget binoculars – what came out top in our field test?

There is no denying that you get what you pay for when it comes to optical performance, but very expensive optics can have their downfalls. Most of us know how it feels to own a piece of kit that almost seems too good to expose to the rough and tumble…

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Moleskin trousers: we’ve picked out the best for country style

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Moleskin has been around for centuries and moleskin trousers have long been a part of a country wardrobe, thanks to their warmth, comfort and durability. Despite the name, the…

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Best hunting knives put to the test

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more There are few tools more central to fieldsports than a decent knife and, whether you are gralloching stags in the Highlands or divvying up the game pie at a…

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The best Tattersall shirts for shooting

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more The best Tattersall shirts are design classics for shooting and a garment that no countryman or woman should be without. (For our list of the best shooting shirts see…

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Best shooting wellies: how to stay dry, comfortable and still look the part

When the rain comes down and the mud starts churning up you’ll be looking for the best shooting wellies you can find. Sturdy, robust footwear that won’t slip on wet ground, will let you walk dry footed through streams and over ploughed fields. Footwear you can just hose off after…

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Best air rifle slugs: these are the ones you should be trying out

Talk to airgun shooters and the subject will turn more and more often to air rifle slug ammunition. It is gaining in popularity with airgun shooters and the choice of readily available airgun slugs is now far wider than it was just a couple of years ago. Many of the…

Best anti-itch cream for hunters – our top picks

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more When it comes to kit you need when venturing out for a stalking session, you think of obvious things like rifle (goes without saying I’d imagine), as well as…

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Best chronographs for airguns – Richard Saunders’ top choices

Why chronographs for airguns are key Ignorance, it is said, is no defence in law. Responsible airgunners know that without a Firearm Certificate (FAC), possessing a rifle that pushes out more than 12 foot pounds (ft-lb) will not only get you into trouble, but fuel the argument of those who’d…

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Essential crow shooting kit

Crow shooting is a wonderful game of cat and mouse against a rather cunning adversary. The shooting provides excellent sporting opportunities and essential pest management, as crows will cause tremendous damage, both in terms of wildlife and agriculture, if left unchecked. Unfortunately, the ongoing destruction caused by crows makes them…

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Best tick removers

Lyme disease and how it’s picked up Stalkers and shooters are particularly at risk of picking up Lyme disease from the bite of an infected tick. How common is it? Lyme Disease Action advises: “Lyme disease gives rise to perhaps 10,000 cases per year in the UK, though precise numbers are…

Looking at outdoor phone cases? Here are our picks

When it comes to outdoor phone cases, you are simply asking for trouble if you’re out in the field for extended periods of time and you don’t have a serious phone protector. They are a valuable inclusion because they allow you to be able to use your phone without thought…

Scopes for pest control

Scopes for pest control on test

Digital day and night riflescopes combine the stealth of infrared imaging for after-dark concealment with full-colour viewing for shooting in the daytime. That means they provide a sighting solution for round-the-clock pest control, covering everything from long-range rabbit and fox shooting to farmyard ratting with an airgun. Owing to their…

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Best gun dog beds: which one will suit your faithful companion best?

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more We recently wrote about the amount of time a dog spends asleep and as you might expect, it’s quite a bit of the day (and night of course). So…

Outdoor battery packs – we share our top picks

When it comes to getting out into the field, whether it’s for pleasure or for a living, what a kit bag looks like will differ depending on who you talk to. Indeed, some argue that you needn’t carry the world in your bag and all you need are the essentials,…