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The integral relationship between the pug (ferret) and the drummer (rabbit) is the epitome of the hunter-gatherer philosophy and lifestyle.

Shooting Times rabbiting expert Simon Whitehead of Pakefield Ferrets is again hosting this very popular attraction as well as offering the chance to win a fantastic handmade knife worth over £200 from Danum Blades.

Simon, who is a well-known author, professional rabbit controller, filmmaker and journalist will be running the Pugs & Drummers stand on Row L for the 13th consecutive year, showcasing these skills.

Whether you are a rabbiting enthusiast or a complete beginner, the stand to enter a free competition to win the knife.

Simon said, “It is a fantastic prize for anyone who loves the outside. Along with this prize, Simon will also be promoting his Ferreting Experience Days.  Each experience is completely tailored to the needs of those on the day. It could be an introduction to ferreting, a full day’s ferreting or a catch and cook day where you harvest, butcher, cook and eat the results. My experience days are so much more than just learning about my world of ferreting but the ability to be able to personally tap into my knowledge, hear my tales and see first-hand the passion I hold for ferreting.”

While on this unique stand, you can also find out about allied areas such as night vision, long netting and photographs while a TV screen will explain the history of harvesting and cooking wild rabbit.

Simon’s ferreting demonstrations will be held twice a day (at 11am & 1pm in the arena next to the stand and he’ll be assisted over the three days by some of the UK’s finest net makers, including Ian ‘Torchie’ Clayton, demonstrating net making, offering visitors the chance to have-a-go themselves or simply sharing their encyclopaedic knowledge.


Visit Pugs & Drummers to have the chance to win Danum Blades Coney Catcher with Orange G10 Scales, courtesy of Danum Blades.

The coney “Kit” is the smaller version of the Coney. This has been design as neck carry knife. The sheaths are made of either leather or kydex this depends if it has a natural of synthetic handle. The blades length is approximately 55mm and has a two finger hold handle.

The Coney is a small knife for doing all of those intricate jobs, be it cleaning and skinning a rabbit to whittling at some wood. These knives are made with either a leather belt sheath, kydex neck carry or both. The blade is approximately 65mm, handle length approximately 110mm, made from either 2.5mm and 3mm steel. Which can be either carbon or stainless.

Steel: 3mm AEB-L.
Scandi grind.
Blade length Approx. 73mm
Handle length Approx. 120mm
Tan leather Sheath with orange stitching.