first aid for gundogs

Would you know how to give first aid to a gundog?

Out in the field dogs can potentially face leg, paw and joint injury, eye injuries, soft tissue wounds and penetration wounds, heat stroke, seizures and cardiovascular problems. To counteract this, the Kennel Club and veterinary specialists, Dick White Referrals are offering a new training course on Saturday 11th July in Suffolk.…

Fox predator

How can shoots keep their birds safe from predators?

It would be a mistake to think that shoots that don’t hatch and rear their own birds have nothing to do from early February until mid- July, when their poults turn up. There is plenty for the full-time lads to do — arguably more for those running shoots part-time and…

shooting ear muffs

New shooting products in June 2015

Walker’s Alpha Muffs This pair of wind-resistant, high frequency stereo microphones can enhance your hearing by five times, while employing sound-activated compression, therefore protecting your hearing from gunfire. It has two independent volume controls, and takes two AAA batteries. Price: RRP: £75 From Viking Arms  Rusty’s Rags Imported from the US,…

venison stir fry

Szechuan venison stir-fry

Use venison for a perfect alternative to chicken, pork or beef. Ingredients 300g (10oz) venison fillet or 2 large venison steaks Grated zest and juice of 1 orange 2tbsp soy sauce 2tbsp sesame oil 2tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger 1tbsp sunflower oil 1tbsp Szechuan/Sichuan peppercorns, toasted and coarsely ground…

lead ammunition

Shooting groups write new lead ammunition report

A second report on the possible health risks posed by the use of lead ammunition was submitted to DEFRA two weeks ago, authored by the four organisations that have been most closely involved in the lead ammunition debate. The new 14-page report, which has yet to be made public, suggests that…

William Fox-Pitt interview

Robert Cuthbert (RC): How has the first half of the year been for you, William? William Fox-Pitt (W F-P): “All the horses came back in from their break during January but the competitions don’t really get going until March. The first big one was Rolex in Kentucky in April. I’ve…

Gold Hill Dorset

Want to have your say on policing and crime in rural areas?

Countryside residents are being urged to have their say as the largest ever survey into policing, crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in rural areas nears its deadline on Wednesday 24th June. The survey, available to complete here, is being run by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), and  is calling…

Stuart Rudling with Isuzu

Stuart Rudling wins sponsorship from Isuzu Salisbury

Stuart first caught the eye of the dealership after he won the British FITASC Grand Prix Championship last year and the CPSA English Open Sporting Championship. “I met the sales team on a charity clay shoot and there seemed to be a great synergy between what the dealership was trying…

gamekeeping advice

First ever Shooting UK Gamekeeper Day storming success

Liam Bell is the head gamekeeper at stunning Millichope Park, a traditional family-owned and run estate. He is also a regional chairman of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation and a judge for the annual Time Inc. Shooting Industry Awards. Shooting Times readers will know Liam from his popular “On the Shoot”…

Marie Curie Charity shoot

Shoot raises more than £300k for charity

The Berkshire shoot took place on 20 May, hosted by Andrew Taee, chairman of the event and patron of fund-raising at Great Ormond Hospital, along with Ben Elliot of the Quintessentially Foundation. It saw 180 guests enjoy a day’s shooting courtesy of the estate owner Richard Benyon MP. Following a…

curlew

Moors “vital” for curlew

The curlew is in serious decline across much of Scotland and the bird was recently named as this year’s “Bird of Focus” for the RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival. The RSPB wishes to introduce the licensing of grouse moors, but the Scottish Moorland Group says it is managed moorland that…

Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham threatens to sue “deceptive” RSPB

Sir Ian Botham has threatened to sue the RSPB, claiming the charity falsely accused him of illegally killing birds of prey. Lawyers for the former England cricket captain contacted the organisation following recent comments that it made about him on the BBC. “I don’t take kindly to being lied about”…

CLA Game Fair: Saturday is Ladies Day!

Ladies are being encouraged to dress up for the CLA Game Fair’s second day and take advantage of the various discounts, promotions and events that will be on offer. The best turned out ladies will also be in with the chance of being named Best Dressed Lady via a competition…

Jim Corbett's rifle

Jim Corbett’s rifle on show in London

Gunmaker John Rigby & Co has acquired one of the most famous sporting rifles of all time – the .275 bolt-action rifle that was presented to noted hunter Jim Corbett for killing the “man-eating tigress of Champawat” in 1907. Corbett was gifted with the rifle after he shot and killed…