Shooting Times

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…

How to make a mirador

If you have been lucky enough to travel overseas to shoot driven wild boar, you may well have waited in what is known in Europe as a mirador, a tower with an…

Brown rat

The game season might be finished but now’s the time to mount an onslaught against those birds and beasties which, given half a chance will steal game bird eggs and…

This week’s issue: Quality of licensing service is a “postcode lottery”, says CA New report shows 275,000 houses to go on green belt Country Diary Top crops for big bags…

Scope

Optics on the market today are complex both in construction and use. One sight, however, is proud of its simplicity on both fronts: Aimpoint. These small, robust optics are an increasingly…

Beretta DT10

Gun reviews: Beretta DT10 shotgun: If you're serious about breaking clays then out-and-out competition guns don't come any more serious than the DT10.

dogs in beating line

Most fieldsports enthusiasts heed the advice of acquiring animals from proven working stock, whether they be gundogs, terriers or even ferrets. This is because knowledge of an animal’s ancestry provides an…

Bobbery pack

While I appreciate the wealth of pure-bred working gundog breeds, I would not hesitate to use a cross-breed working dog if it gave me an extra edge for a particular job.…

pheasants in pen

With more than 200 gamefarms and business members, and a history going back to 1908, the Game Farmers’ Association (GFA) is in a unique position to share its wisdom with anyone thinking…

RSPB

Britain’s heather moorlands are both beautiful and rare, and they owe their existence to grouse shooting. If we are going to maximise the wildlife in these upland habitats, it is…

fox in field

On a Friday in February, I waited at my burger van for Tony Jones to arrive from Yorkshire for what would hopefully be another enjoyable weekend of foxing. As usual,…

pointing dog

One of the founding fathers of modern electric blues music was a man known as Muddy Waters. A fellow black musician, bemoaning what he perceived to be the hijacking of their…

Over the centuries, wild rabbit meat has gone in and out of fashion for various reasons, but now it’s making a bit of a renaissance — and with good reason: it’s…