Still waiting for my firearms certificate

Still waiting for my firearms certificate

I had two months notice from my local police my certificate was up. I completed the necessary forms and posted them. My cheque for £40 went out six days later, but four months down the line I have still not received a thing.

Feeding time – but who decides?

Four of us run a 300 acre shoot. We feed during the winter, but around our day jobs, so the hand-fed straw rides are topped up at different times of the day. Is this okay, or do we need to be more regimented?

How can I keep pigeons on my patch?

A lot of pigeons are being attracted to growing rape fields on the farm I shoot and I've managed to enjoy some decent sport. The trouble is an hour or two after starting the birds move off to a neighbouring farm. What can I do?

How do I colour roe deer heads?

Is there any way I can naturally colour roe heads that were shot early in the season and are quite pale in colour? Would it be possible to achieve the right colour by rubbing the antlers against a tree?

Do you have any information on my Atkins shotgun?

Do you have any information on my Atkins shotgun?

The gun is Damascus-barrelled and has an under-lever. Inscribed on the barrel is Henry Atkins from J. Purdey, 18 Oxendon Street, London. Presented to E. Sheen by members of the Cornwall Shooting Club 1836. Have you any information on this gun, please?