Shooting Times

Picking-up is about one thing — finding shot birds. The joy I get from finding one bird that would otherwise be lost gives me more pleasure than shooting even the…

Franchi Elegante Field

There is a point at which you break away from a budget gun as you seek better quality, though what causes you to make that decision can be difficult to…

people shooting in countryside

For over a century Shooting Times has been essential reading for Britain’s fieldsports community. As part of a weekly publication, news has always been an integral part of Shooting Times’…

fish during thunderstorms

Absolutely, particularly if the water temperature is high. Like us, fish require oxygen to survive. They get this oxygen from the water, which is absorbed across the gill filaments. The…

Deer stalking

I have just passed my DSC Level 1 and want to progress and learn more about deer. Would it help if I joined one of the specialist groups and, if…

clay cartridges

Limits for different disciplines, speed … read on to discover what you need to know about the best clay cartridges for your purposes  Q. How much shot? A. For the…

heatstroke in dogs

Dogs do not sweat like humans; they don’t have sweat glands, except for a few on the foot pads and on their noses. When they become warm dogs pant, exhaling…

Fabarm Axis S&H

The closer you get to the pinnacle of any sport, the more critical the choice of equipment becomes. It would seem unlikely, then, that compromises made to produce 
a gun…

Land Rover Defender

As the king of off-roaders celebrates its 70th birthday, some unwelcome guests have gatecrashed the party. There are plenty of other 4×4 manufacturers eager to snatch its muddy crown. So…