Shooting Times

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.…

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…

Dwarf sorghum

The reason that most shoots change their covercrops is because of a failure, but simply changing them will not guarantee success. It is vital to be honest about the reasons for the…

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In this week’s issue: BASC blasts Kent firearms boss CLA calls for new flood measures How England changed her clothes Putting shooting on the map Feral goats on an unspoilt…

Beretta Silver Pigeon shotgun: Beretta have developed a knack of giving customers something new by simply twiddling and tweaking a proven winning formula.

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In this week’s issue: Purdey Awards are now open New policing Bill is a “missed chance” says CA First steps to first-class retrieving Gunshop of the month: Catering for all…

Pigeon shooting kit

If you are new to pigeon shooting, do not have permission or simply want a hassle-free day out on the woodies, hiring a professional pigeon-shooting guide is an inexpensive way…

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In the week’s issue: Shooters urged to lobby MEPs about EU Firearms Directive Scottish keepers welcome tail docking consultations Advice on flight line and roost shooting Controlling pests on the…

roe rut

Numbers of roe from England and Wales measured in 2015 were again up on the previous year. Having measured more than 250 heads in 2014, we were presented with just…

English and Welsh roe review 2016

There are two aspects of trophy roe from Scotland that remain consistent. The first is the overall numbers that are presented for evaluation; the second the locations whence they come. Last…

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In this week’s issue: Report shows UK bird numbers halved since 70s Enter the Shooting Industry Awards Keeping it in the family: A shoot day for Young Guns Teaching a…

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In this week’s issue: Figures reveal sales of game meat at all-time high Wildfowlers report good bags despite heavy rainfall Action from the 2016 Cocker Champs What to do with…

father and son shooters

The first steps into the shooting world are often some of the most difficult to take. For young people in particular the prospect can seem as daunting as it is…