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homemade meat smoker

Cold smoked food is smoked and not cooked Hot smoked food is smoked then cooked, or cooked while it is smoking The flavour comes from the preparation You need an…

Royal Ascot

This month, over 300,000 visitors will flock to Ascot racecourse to witness British flat racing at its finest as world class thoroughbreds compete for more than £6.6 million in prize…

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…

ribless game guns

Adam Calvert writes: The main purpose of removing ribs is to reduce barrel weight and, as a result, improve speed of handling or reduce the overall weight of the gun. Some…

Shotgun jargon explained

With so many shotgun terms floating about, it can be hard to know what you're talking about.

Breda 930i

The Breda 930i, a new semi-auto shotgun from Italian company Breda, is up there with the best when it comes to build quality and performance. Shane Robinson said: “It’s a…

How to choose a stalking rifle

A: That is a good budget for 
a decent rifle, with the Tikka T3, Schultz & Larsen, Steyr Mannlicher CL2, Strasser RS Solo or Browning X-Bolt, to name a few,…

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…

.17 WSM

I have tested many a Savage over the years and have seen them transform from a budget-priced yet reliable and accurate rifle from the US to a more respected and…

Couture Hat

Royal Ascot plus Royal Enclosure equals a hat. It is in fact part of the stringent dress code (and all the better for that). Not a publicity-hungry monstrosity but a…

Pigeon in tree

May and early June can often be the slowest period for pigeon shooting. But I’m 
very fond of this time of year as 
a pigeon shooter because you really have…

working cocker spaniel puppy

Q: I have owned English springers for many years but after seeing a cocker trial I am tempted to change breeds to cocker spaniels. First I would like some advice…