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…
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
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
Charles Smith-Jones is always excited by the prospect of the first roebuck of the year. Blessed by a glorious spring morning in a Hampshire woodland, he sets off with great…