Shooting Times

Shooting Times

An early morning stalk in a snowy landscape. The stalkers discuss tactics and survey the horizon. A small herd of sika is quickly sighted and one of the number despatched.…

cider brined pheasant

One of the few criticisms thrown at game meat is that it can sometimes have the propensity to go dry after cooking. This is especially true of pheasant if it…

the pointing dog's stare

There's an art to training pointing dogs, but once in position, it can take even more skill to move them out of their catatonic stance

shooting medium clay

Here are some of the key questions you need to ask when choosing clay cartridges. Q. What wad material should I choose? A. Today many shooting grounds label themselves as…

shooting in countryside

There is a concept very much in fashion in Westminster, where I occasionally work as a journalist, known as the “dead cat strategy”. It works something like this: let’s suppose…

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro 50 TDI

At first glance, you might think you’re reading the wrong magazine, testing an Audi A6. But hold your horses — on closer inspection we may have found something that could…

Ford Raptor Ranger

The Raptor, being an enhanced Ranger, has a similarly enhanced price tag. It’ll cost you £49,324.64 plus VAT. That’s £18k more than the lower spec Wildtrack edition, which is also…

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…