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Upland Game Gear

Simon and his Cabelas Upland Game trousers

Simon and his Cabelas Upland Game trousers

By Simon Lusk

I have introduced a good number of people to upland game hunting. Those who are serious ask about the clothing I am wearing and usually end up getting the same gear I wear.

The most important piece of clothing is a good pair of upland pants. Upland hunting means bashing through blackberry and gorse so without a good pair of pants you will get cut to ribbons. Pants need to be at least 600 denier, or gorse and blackberry will go through them.

In recent seasons I have been using Cabela’s Roughneck Upland Jeans, which are the best upland pants I have worn. The facings are 1000 denier, but they are very soft and comfortable to wear compared to older upland pants. Get the brown not the blue ones, as the brown can be used for waterfowl hunting as well as upland.   Read more »

Pheasants, Foxes and Night Vision

Found this great hunting video about the South of England. Well worth the time for those on holiday still.

The fox squealer and night vision part using them to knock down foxes is cool.

Pigeon-shooting fanatic Andy Crow is out on a spectacular south-of-England driven pheasant shoot, where he shoots his best bird of the season. He offers his tips for pheasant shooting and how to behave. Meanwhile, Roy Lupton is playing with a homemade night-vision kit. The parts only cost a few quid. He tries the DIY set-up on rats, rabbits and foxes.

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Plucking Ducks

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Meanwhile watch this quaint video about Bingham Pluckers. Nice funny comment at 3:55

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