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I say fair play to the CMW.

It puts our sport on to the shelves of newsagents everywhere and I'll bet there's many's a child buys and reads it and that can only be good.

IMO anyone who's looking for graphic photos or stories of every last detail are not doing enough hunting.

The CMW is what it is.

its just about what got me into countrysports,seeing it in the local shop.it used to be a good read back pre-internet days when seeing a mink in a trap was pure porn for me and the odd fox snaring article was well worth reading 3 or 4 times!...when I was running about with my snares made from bike brake cable and carl brake line crimps :laugh::laugh:

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I like to read the CMW because it gives me a inside view about most country-sports in your country. A lot of the way country-sports were, have gone, but to me it still is an interesting read about these activities which are totally forbidden in my country. Hunting with dogs in any way other than retrieving e.d is totally forbidden, even the possession of the humble catapult is a Section One offence, let alone shooting a rabbit with it ....., using an air-rifle or a .410 shotgun on quarry is a no go area, a.s.o.

 

When I'm over in the UK I buy them, and I get sometimes backissues sent over from friends who had a subscription, I know a lot is crap, or old wine in new bottles, but it still keeps me connected ! :thumbs:

 

Wish we had the situation locally which would justify having such type of magazine.....

 

Airgun magazines went the same way, when I started having a subscription to Airgun World in 1977 it opened a totally new world for me. When I stopped buying the magazine in the late 90's it was all gone, partly due the internet and the innovations were already done in the years before e.g. the rise of the pcp air rifle in the 80's

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Some headcases tried to have newsagents to not only put country sports magazines on the top shelf but to stop stocking them completely....

 

And now, even worse, Mayfair, playboy and those old reliables are still on the top shelf and covered with a big white sticker!!

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I used to get it back in 83-84 if I remember right,,so it's over 30 years old,,,,

 

I liked it cos of lloydy's White flat cap,,,,lol

 

Was a good read back then ,,,lloyd on lurchers,,,and Garry hoskers articles were personal favourites ....as soon as I read about this place called the dales,,,that was it,,we headed north...

 

 

And what do we have now,,,,some young up start called Darcy........

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I used to get it back in 83-84 if I remember right,,so it's over 30 years old,,,,

I liked it cos of lloydy's White flat cap,,,,lol

Was a good read back then ,,,lloyd on lurchers,,,and Garry hoskers articles were personal favourites ....as soon as I read about this place called the dales,,,that was it,,we headed north...

And what do we have now,,,,some young up start called Darcy........

Daergi always used to write good articles,and there was a scottish pest controller who had a little bedlington whippet.

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Pesters pen that was,,,,was his name George ,,,might of been hog,,,not sure

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George Hogg rings a bell mate,therenwas also PC Alec Brown who was a copper from derbyshire?Manchester? who retired and went on to run a candle shop in wales i think?

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What was the other bloke who lived up in Newcastle or Northumbria ,,,hunted round the dunes on the beach ect,,,,

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Sammy Vaughan that rings a bell,wasn't he the guy who ferreted sand dunes......I don't get it anymore used to be a good read but not no more... Same as Earth dog running dog that's gone downhill abit

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Love it or loath it thirty years a good kick of the ball . all those names are familiar suppose old age caught up with them ?

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I used to get it back in 83-84 if I remember right,,so it's over 30 years old,,,,

 

I liked it cos of lloydy's White flat cap,,,,lol

 

Was a good read back then ,,,lloyd on lurchers,,,and Garry hoskers articles were personal favourites ....as soon as I read about this place called the dales,,,that was it,,we headed north...

 

 

And what do we have now,,,,some young up start called Darcy........

about right there! i started shooting in 1980 and im fairly sure it was about around then as well .

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What was the other bloke who lived up in Newcastle or Northumbria ,,,hunted round the dunes on the beach ect,,,,

Les white used to hunt in northumberland,did he live in ashington?He used to ferret around hexam but might have went along the coast to the dunes?

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I thought it was sammy Vaughan,I read one article about when he had a dig he used to roll out a sheet of plastic,and put sand on there then when he finished he used to just pull the sheet back over the hole.

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Used to subscribe to it when I lived in the u.k. then got the odd copy sent to me. I then heard there was an article written about The French Game Fair, so I had to get hold of a copy, anyway, contacted the countrymans weekly and they sent me a copy as a gift, kindly. Was pretty disgusted to read that the author of the article wrote the words that "digging to terriers is not yet banned in France"...... not yet banned, (or very very similar words). I can feel my hands tightening at just remembering reading the article by the article, I might have to dig it out and post on here. An anti attitude. :fool:

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