Shooting Times

Shooting Times
pheasant meatballs

This easy and delicious recipe for pheasant meatballs from Tom Godber-Ford Moore is a real classic. Polpette are simply meatballs, sometimes cooked plain and sometimes, as is the case here,…

hare recipe

This recipe for stewed hare from Heydon Hall is absolutely foolproof and easy to follow

Muntjac heads presented for evaluation in 2019 were up a huge 62% on 2018, proof of the spread of this hardy and fecund species. After such a busy year in…

duck hunting

Like many, I have occasionally been appalled and disgusted when duck have been on 
the menu on a shooting 
day. I will not go into detail. What an absolute waste…

dry stone walling

Trapping laws and predator control The first days of March have brought respite from the winter storms. Rain and wind seems to have lashed the estate for an eternity and…

culling hinds

Investigating lead alternatives for deer The lead versus non-toxic debate is nothing new to those of us actively involved in the management of deer. This isn’t going to be an…

gun oil selection

Choosing gun oil The world of product marketing is a murky one indeed, and for those of 
us on the receiving end it can often seem like the art of…

UK shooting season gamebirds

The pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting seasons are now open and it's not long until the season opens for some deer in Scotland. Find out when the seasons open with…

best airguns

On the hunt for something new. Looking at air rifles? We’ve rounded up some of the best airguns around . Weihrauch HW100 K, HW100 TK Length: 96cm Weight: 3.3kg with…

stags

Deer management, 
an activity undertaken quietly and in solitude, enjoyed — or perhaps more accurately endured — a brief moment of national attention here in Ireland. An incident in Kerry…

Snipe shooting

Springbok!” I couldn’t help but chant the word a few times in front of my friend Tom. England had just lost the Rugby World Cup final. As a lad from…

teaching a dog quartering

Quartering is probably the toughest lesson to teach a young gundog, and one of the most vital. Joe Irving discusses this most rewarding of lessons for the handler