Small, secretive and constantly on the move, the muntjac is a challenging quarry for the deer stalker. Little bigger than a springer spaniel, it offers a difficult target among the…
Just how long the pheasant has been found in Britain is open to question but it is likely that, as with so many of our non-native species, the Romans had…
The Browning Medallist shotgun is good for those new to shooting and buying on a tight budget.
What’s the best starter gun? It’s a subject for constant debate, with guns from Lincoln, Lanber, Baikal, and various relative newcomers from Turkey all having their adherents.
A very long time ago, some enterprising person decided to fill a tube with gunpowder, put a rock or something equally solid on top, light the blue touch paper and…
Charles Smith-Jones tells you how to prepare yourself to pass your DSC1 and face the assessments with confidence
What’s the best way to go about buying guns second-hand though? What do you look for and what are the potential pitfalls? To find out more I visited The Country…
“Many people don’t realise that the law does not actually require you have a purpose-made firearms cabinet,” said Dave Mathias, Explosive Liaison Officer with the Devon and Cornwall Police. “It…
Want to shoot more accurately, bag more quarry and disturb the environment less? Perhaps it's time to get a moderator, suggests Charles Smith-Jones
Head to the trees for a spot of drey poking
Charles Smith-Jones suggests a variety of ways to keep deer away from your precious planting
Can deer management and trophy shooting ever reach an equilibrium?
A good dog is invaluable when stalking
A family-friendly shoot on Salisbury Plain
Irish stalker and invasion ecology professor Jaimie Dick stalks his first Chinese water deer
Advice on choosing a rifle and scope
Stalking roebuck in the rutting season
Careful positioning and a well-planned build make for an ideal freestanding high seat, says Sparsholt College’s Charles Smith-Jones
Charles Smith-Jones recalls a series of frustrating encounters with a pair of yearling roebucks
Charles Smith-Jones recalls some of his more memorable experiences from the various high seats he has used while stalking over the years