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deerstalking male deer

BASC chairman Peter Glenser says: “ScotRail claims its Scotland’s railway but it is 
striking at the heart of rural businesses and communities that rely on the estimated £155million injected each…

pheasant roadkill

Drive down any lane in the heady days of summer and there will be a pheasant, rabbit or something less edible that has taken a knock from 
a car. It…

Win Seeland Ragley Tweed

The new for Autumn/Winter 2017 Seeland Ragley family tweed in Moss Check is traditional yet hard-wearing, fully waterproof and stylish. Available in Men’s, Ladies and Kids, this suit has something…

side by side shotgun

“Snobbery and inheritance are the only reasons why people use a side-by-side.” So said one keen Shot, once described as the best of his generation. “But I’m not that bothered. I…

springer spaniel

A gundog's sense of smell is one of its most valuable tools, but to take full advantage of this capability, it is important to understand how scent works.

hen harrier

The hen harrier has a huge global range, from Europe to Taiwan, with an estimated European population of 30,000 to 54,000 breeding pairs (BirdLife International, 2015). However, at the last…

Lincoln Premier Compact

Among the cluster of gunmakers nestled along the valley of the Mella 
river above Brescia in Italy is a company called Fabbrica Armi Isidoro Rizzini, otherwise known as FAIR. Since…

DIY shoot

For this challenging article, I asked the National Trust, the Countryside Alliance (CA), the RSPB, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO), the Game & Wildlife…

Deer stalking

I have just passed my DSC Level 1 and want to progress and learn more about deer. Would it help if I joined one of the specialist groups and, if…

Supervising a Young Shot

As the media continues in its condemnation of young Shots, Will Finch argues that shooting from an early age has a positive effect on young people

springer spaniel retrieving

David Tomlinson recently wrote about the physical downsides of early neutering for dogs of either gender, but the behavioural effects are less well known. Many people who experience problems with…

Rabbit pie

Ingredients: For the pastry: 200ml water 170g lard 450g PLAIN flour 1tsp salt For the filling: A little oil 1 onion, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 500g pork mince…

fox with mange

Q: We have foxes in our garden and one has a lot of bald, sore-looking patches, especially over its head. A friend suggested that the foxes have mange, which could…

Ratting terrier

I’ve been to a meet or two 
in my time: beagle packs on village greens; minkhounds 
on crumbling stone bridges that look as old as the river which winds beneath…

Spaniel or Labrador

I go rabbit and pigeon shooting, and now intend to get a gundog. I am not sure which breed to go for. A friend says Labradors are born half-trained and…