Shooting Times

This week’s issue: Rural groups highlight scope for new opportunities after EU vote Charity Commission to press LACS over snaring video Shooting with heroes Caring for your cover Crafting leather…

House martins

When we moved into our current Norfolk home there were house martins nesting under the eaves, but there aren’t any now. Some people dislike the mess made by these delightful…

Labrador in water

Q: My wife and I would like to buy a Labrador for me to take out once it is trained, as I shoot occasionally. We have found a reputable breeder near us,…

Red deer

Here is our list of open seasons for the various species of deer when you can go out stalking. (Dates are inclusive.) Red Stags England and Wales: 1 August –…

Biosecurity

Biosecurity is a set of preventative measures designed to protect a farm or rearing field from the entry and spread of infectious diseases. Disease can be spread a number of ways: through…

deerstalking in Scotland

Did you know that deer have six senses? They share with us those of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch or feeling, but there’s an extra. The vomeronasal organ is based…

Queen Elizabeth in the field

Gundogs have been a part of the Queen’s life from infancy. Her grandfather, George V, inherited his own father’s taste for gameshooting, as well as a more hands- on approach…

This week’s issue: Shooters decry airgun licence fee Itchen to be protected from watercress farm discharges Clay is the way to good gameshooting A good name for a gun-lover? Nights…

crispy squirrel recipe

You can buy grey squirrel online and it is advisable to order it ready skinned (the tail is discarded). Squirrel is also on the menu at various pubs and restaurants…

clay targets

A: The clay target, as opposed to the glass ball that preceded it, was patented in the US in 1880 by George Ligowsky of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a dome-shaped saucer made, as…

This week’s issue: New Field & Country Fair beckons Beaver numbers set to grow How to think like a deer Monarchs of the glen Cutting-edge craftsmen Is your dog stock-ready?…

This week’s issue: Airgun licensing campaign is inadequate, warns BASC Charity fights food poverty with “nutritious pheasant” First forays with my 20-bore Rough guide to a fine hide The taste…

Wigeon

Sympathetic management of a local patch may be an important contribution to conservation but sometimes action has to be taken on a much larger scale. For instance, to look after populations of…

This week’s issue: Most English rivers in “abysmal state”, warns study Shooting names honoured at 21st industry awards Starling wars! Field & Country Fair The fruits of a flightpond The…

Policing rural crime

As the UK’s gateway to Europe where freight movements average 10,000 each day along one of the country’s largest motorway networks and some 34 million passengers pass through the county…

microchips for working dogs

Question: I have heard that working dogs are exempt from compulsory microchipping. Does that mean that I needn’t have had my Labrador, which I work on a number of local shoots, microchipped…

This week’s issue: Social media could impact on conservation, says MP Northern Irish police urged to rethink online licensing Shooting on the level Our pick of top airguns How habit…

This week’s issue: Rural Scotland looks to Tories Award-winning grouse moor attacked by antis A lurcher in the lamplight One for the rook, one for the crow Why the curlew…

Cull buck

April can be the critical month of the year for deerstalkers and roebucks alike. The start of the new season brings anticipation for what it will hold, confirmation or frustration about…