Shooting Times

airgun on ground

Improved enforcement of airgun laws is required to tackle increasing misuse, say BASC and the RSPCA, which plan to set up 
a working group to tackle the issue. Solving airgun…

GP fees and charges

The Countryside Alliance (CA) has given Nick Hurd MP, the Home Office minister responsible for firearms licensing, five conditions 
that it believes must be met before any change is made…

curlew

Multiple campaigns are under way to help reverse the decline of the curlew, led by shooting and conservation organisations. There are only around 300 pairs of breeding curlew left south…

Caesar Guerini Invictus III Ascent

Caesar Guerini has made 
a further development in the Invictus range of guns. The Invictus system is designed to simply and easily refurbish the gun back to within factory production…

black Labrador puppy

If you wanted to start an argument at a game fair, 
you couldn’t go far wrong with initiating a discussion about what the perfect Labrador should look like. Even the…

Bettinsoli X-Trail Camo Max 5

There was a time when 
I would have shunned 
a camouflage-painted gun. It would have been dismissed as a home-bodged effort 
by some diehard wildfowler on 
a worthless firearm. That…

deer stalking qualifications

Soon after I accepted my first invitation to shoot in Germany, a small package arrived. Inside were the instructions and forms required before I would be allowed to join the…

Rizzini RB EM 20/28

Combination guns do add a bit of diversity to your gun cabinet. You don’t always want to use your 12-bore and, at the opposite end of the scale, the .410…

Night vision scope

Pulsar’s N550 digital night-vision rifle scope was a game-
changer in the world of late-night pest control and subsequent updates have continually evolved. The closely associated Yukon brand has run in…

English guns

English guns, best in the world. Holland & Holland, Boss, Purdey, William Evans, Westley Richards — names that are coveted around the globe, the finest examples of the gunmakers’ art.…

young gamekeeper

This is my eighth season being 
a headkeeper on an estate in the Cotswolds. Having entered 
the gamekeeping profession 
full-time at the age of 23, 
my initial knowledge came 
from…

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched a new project, SAMARCH (Salmonid Management Round the Channel), to provide vital research on rapidly declining salmon and sea trout populations.…

ATA Arms SP Silver

ATA is a Turkish company that grew from one man’s abilities and skills, with its first over-and-under shotgun being produced in 1973. The company has been better known in recent…