Grupo Altube

Redleg partridges from Grupo Altube

By John Walker For Suffolk keeper Tim Coll, August Bank Holiday 2013 marked a new experience. Already the custodian of 11,000 French redleg partridge and 5,000 pheasant poults which had…

Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

This Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux was first reviewed in September 2014 Probably the best known Turkish gunmaker, Yildiz has been quietly finding success on British shores in recent years…

Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart interview

So, Sir Jackie Stewart, how was last season for you? “I did 12 days last season. I don’t get a lot of shooting nowadays because my life is still busy…

Pot roast partridge

Pot roast partridge recipe

September 1 marked the beginning of the partridge shooting season and while it might be smaller than the pheasant, the partridge more than makes up for it with its mellow…

Caesar Guerini Forum

Caesar Guerini Forum

The Caesar Guerini Forum is a roaring success in the US, but how will the shotgun fare in British hands?

Disease in game birds

David Whitby on disease in game birds

By now, those of us who are keepers of game have our birds and await (or have already experienced) the inevitable onset of disease; a good year on the rearing…

The healing power of dogs

The healing power of dogs

By Graham Cox There are countless reasons why we so readily speak of dogs and humans in the same breath. Their special genius at reading our gestures and understanding our…

Tina Hayes and Bramble

Tina Hayes and Bramble

I collected Bramble on July 9, 2011, with every intention of bringing her on as another beating dog. I let her be a puppy for the first six months, doing…

White Swan Pickering

The White Swan Inn Pickering review

As an enthusiastic Yorkshire-phile, I was really looking forward to seeing Pickering, a small market town I regularly pass through but have only once had the opportunity to spend longer…