Matt Cross

Features writer

Matt Cross

Matt Cross is a freelance journalist and features writer who lives in a tiny village in the South West of Scotland. He is an avid angler, an enthusiastic deer stalker,  a hopeless game shot and the owner of two spaniels. He specialises in Scottish stories but is occasionally allowed to go to England.

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Muirburn

Save money on Shooting Times by taking out a subscription here.  What seems likely to be Scotland’s final unlicensed muirburn season has got underway. The season officially opens on the…

setting a snare for foxes

Ban snaring There had been signs that the Welsh Government might make a move to ban snaring when it issued a consultation earlier this year which said that, “It is…

Falcon

Shooting Times was made aware of the underground practice of ‘urban falconry’ after a link to a Tik Tok video was sent to the magazine by a reader who believed…

ATA SP 20-bore Steel

The website, which Shooting Times has been asked by authorities not to name, has in the past ‘doxxed’ those involved in hunting and the badger cull, publishing home addresses and…

grey partridge

Wet weather applies several different pressures on grey partridges. As well as chilling chicks, it also forces hen birds to forage for longer periods and to stray further from their…

missing shots

With most of the UK shooting season put on hold last year due to COVID, speculation has been rife about how shooting would bounce back. However there is no evidence…