In the first video of 2016 we have a guest spot. This is where we feature some video from another pest controller/ hunter/ etc. We will still be shooting, but we are giving some space to them because we believe their vids to be worthy of a larger audience and want to bring them to your attention.
First up as a guest, is Andy from Andy’s Range – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Rff-Iytn0Q94bOlyps4Ig/videos
Check him out!!
A few words from Andy –
” In this video I hunt a variety of game and pest species with my air rifle, the reasons for doing this is to provide good meals as the meat tastes great (maybe not the magpie) and to try and keep the local population in check. The pigeons create a lot of issues for the local farms, robbing seed from the grain stores and defecating on them making them next to useless and destroying standing crop by bashing it down with their wings.
The squirrels do a huge amount of damage to the woodland from stripping the trees of bark and consequently killing them to robbing songbird eggs. The magpies also rob the eggs. The rabbits on the land that I was shooting on dig holes and this can cause a big problem if the sheep or horses were to put their leg down the hole as they can break and have to be put down. Hope you enjoy this short clip put together over the autumn.
Rifle – HW97K .177 (Matt Wisner performance kit installed) Search for Matt Winser on Facebook
Pellets – Air Arms Diablo Field 4.52
Scope – Nikko Stirling Game King 4-16×50
Mount – Sports Match one piece
Range Finder – Hawke Endurance LRF600
Sling – Padded Super Sling by Outdoor Connection
Music by QOLE – https://soundcloud.com/qole”
Check out our channel for more videos! – http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHMuDvc7quBoy-tzr_rP0wA?feature=mhee
All our kit is in this video and the description below – http://youtu.be/U50AsQMTIfM
Why they are pests – http://northernredsquirrels.org.uk/greytrap.htm
Something else to read – http://ec.europa.eu/environment/cites/pdf/reports/grey_squirrel.pdf
Forestry Commission Report – http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/fcpn004.pdf/$FILE/fcpn004.pdf
Squirrel Threat – http://www.europeansquirrelinitiative.org/threat.html