Kate Gatacre

Kate Gatacre
High Seat

There are plenty of stalkers who poo-poo the notion of using a high seat: “That’s not stalking,” they say, “you’re not using any fieldcraft.” They do have a point. However, high seats can be one…

Turkey hunting in Michigan

With another quiet chirrup, Al drew the two large turkey toms ever closer. We’d got into position before dawn, in the dark and, having slouched against the tree for a few hours with the shotgun perched…

Turkey calling

As it is fast approaching turkey season, this week in Shooting Times Christmas Special we have got turkey fever! Kate Gatacre joined Al Stewart, upland gamebird specialist at the Michigan…

Bore sighting

Bore-sighting To capitalise on your rifle technique, you’ll want the rifle to be as steady as possible, so this is best done from the prone position or from a bench.…

duck decoys

“My name is Randy Clark and I’ve been painting duck decoys for a little over 40 years. “Ducks are kind of a neat animal, I think God spent a little…

Sporting Gun magazine July 2015

Just a selection of articles to enjoy in the July edition GAMEKEEPING Pamper your poults – Brian Mitchell shares his secrets for getting the best from your birds   CLUB…

The syndicate grouse shoot at Bowland, Lancashire, works with the RSPB and has successful hen harriers. It is a shining light for our sport, writes Kate Gatacre

Wildfowling calls

Nick Horten shows Shooting Times's Kate Gatacre how to make wildfowling calls using one of the hand-made calls from MPK Custom Calls

The bruises have just about faded from my recent trip to Ulfborg, Denmark. “Bruises?” I hear you say. “You weren’t holding your rifle right.” But split 30,000 rounds of ammunition…

Pigeon and beetroot salad

Kate Gatacre whips up a quick and easy pigeon and beetroot salad — the perfect lunch for a summer’s day

sauer 202

Watch Kate Gatacre fire the Sauer 202 in .458 Lott, which gives a bit of a bang!

harris tweed

“It’s not all old. Brand new in 1970,” Donald John Mackay replied when I asked him whether his loom is an old one. “This’ll be it for me. I bought…

deer-trophy-preparation

The task of preparing deer trophies is not one that is relished by many stalkers — it’s a bit of a messy (and sometimes smelly) job — but it is…