Alasdair Mitchell

copper bullets

Using copper bullets for stalking? But isn’t copper toxic?” 
asked a friend. He 
is a staunch defender of lead ammunition. In a discussion about centrefire rifle ammunition, I suggested he…

young gamekeeping apprentice

I would hazard a guess that many 
a captain of industry who also runs a shoot listens as carefully to his gamekeeper as he does to his finance director. Not…

Wildfowling on foreshore

I’m talking rubbish again. After my account in Shooting Times of wildfowlers organising a litter-picking day at Lindisfarne , a reader pointed me to an item in the Daily Telegraph. The…

Do we rely on scopes too much?

I once went out on the hill with an old stalker who bemoaned the use of bipods. This struck me as odd, because I would have thought using bipods meant…

hunting with bow

Hunting with a bow requires impressive stealth – but the jury's still out on its acceptability, says Alasdair Mitchell

home office

An internet connection is all you need, says Alasdair Mitchell. Whilst rural broadband speeds don't facilitate working from rural settings, satellite broadband could be good enough.

The RSPCA's request for confidential cull worker details exposes its weaknesses

Alasdair Mitchell on why he thinks The Charity Commission should call certain uncharitable charities to order