Pigeon shooting: Missing the easy ones

A: I can guarantee you’re not the only one who suffers from this annoying phenomenon. I’ve seen top Shots miss what seems to be a straightforward bird coming in to decoys, and I can’t tell you how many pigeon I’ve missed out of trees. It is so infuriating when it…

Grey partridges

Q) Here in the US, our wild turkey population was virtually wiped out, but has now been successfully restored. Though the initial re-introductions were unsuccessful because gamefarm stock was released, when wild birds were relocated the project suddenly took off. Might this be the answer to restoring grey partridges in…

When game shooting, which birds will be best for eating?

Liam Bell If your birds are retrieved by a soft-mouthed dog, cooled as soon as possible after being shot, and handled with care, there will be few which will not be suitable for the kitchen. The only exceptions are those that hit trees or came into contact with something hard…

AIR RIFLES: NO MAKER’S MARKS

Q) I have just taken possession of a small underlever tap-loading air rifle in very good condition, but lacking maker’s marks. I have been told it is a BSA. It is stamped with the number “1” near the loading tap and has the number “L16829” marked just above the trigger…