Martin Puddifer

Deputy Editor

The Scottish Gamekeepers Day’, organised by BASC, provides gamekeepers across Scotland with a forum for debating important issues such as game bird disease management, and allows gamekeepers to stay abreast…

Melissa Rigby, a London-based goldsmith and enameller, and the great, great, great granddaughter of John Rigby, was invited to join the firm by managing director Marc Newton during her visit…

Purdey Bicentenary Trio

The Purdey Bicentenary Trio, a unique set that consists of a 12-bore side-by-side shotgun, a 20-bore Damascus over-and-under shotgun and a .470 double rifle, was sold to a private collector…

The boom was so loud I thought the sky was falling in. I crouched down, so adamant something awful was about to unfold I was in the first nanoseconds of…

BASC

The evening will include a 45-minute tour of the Victorian Tower Brewery, a selection of game dishes served with a different beer, and a prize draw. James Clarke, managing director…

BASC House of Commons

The meeting took place in the Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons. The panel included Lord de Mauley, the DEFRA minister responsible for shooting, Angela Smith MP, the…

Elizabeth Truss MP

The presentation was made outside Westminster by Jose Souto, game chef and senior chef lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College, and Annette Cole from Taste of Game, just as the driven…

Aldi oven ready pheasant

The move comes after Aldi teamed up with meat processor DB Foods and Taste of Game to stock oven-ready pheasants under the Brookfield Game brand. The packaging of the Specialbuy…

Porch House Hotel Stow

Having only really ventured into the Cotswolds during the school holidays, I was looking forward to tranquillity as we passed through the likes of Ettington, Shipston-on-Stour and Moreton-in-Marsh on our…

Confidence

Everyone misses easy birds. From the humble amateur to the duke of wherever, nobody is perfect. Leg-pulling about missed sitters has been part and parcel of shooting since the days…

Peter Thompson GWCT

The RSPB’s views on shooting and conservation will be aired and debated at the GWCT’s members’ conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London on October 29. Heather buring and…

White Swan Pickering

As an enthusiastic Yorkshire-phile, I was really looking forward to seeing Pickering, a small market town I regularly pass through but have only once had the opportunity to spend longer…

Llansantffraed Court

A visit to Monmouthshire is almost a visit home for me and it always shows. Whenever I come this way my accent spills forth the moment the first aitch is…

Game shooting services

Felin Newydd House Probably the most sought-after of all game shooting services, there’s nothing like time away with friends, especially when they’re shooting friends, at a private residence. No sportsman…

David Latham England gundog team captain

As a professional handler, trainer, tutor, judge, selector and breeder, David Latham doesn’t have time for those who say the gundog world is a closed shop. The three-time IGL Retriever…