Sporting Gun

Shooting competitions: The amazing prizes include a brand new Blaser R8 rifle, three CZ rimfire rifles, a Ruger rimfire rifle, plus 16,000 Hull cartridges and £2,000 of Bushwear vouchers.

For several weeks last autumn a lot of pigeon down here were feeding on fallen acorns and beech mast, ignoring the late drillings and winter rape. If they can be…

Game shooting licences: BASC is reminding shooters in Scotland and Northern Ireland that, for the first time since the 1800s, they do not need a game licence to shoot this…

Lead shot replacement

Q) As we now have lead-free toy soldiers and lead-free pewter why cannot these substitute materials be used to replace lead shot? S. WILSON By email

Laird background

Q) When I began wildfowling, my grandfather gave me a 10-bore side-by-side, made by J.W. Laird & Co. The rib is stamped: 6 Bishopsgate Street, Without London. The gun’s number…

Interim results from a recent survey by the Scottish Association of Deer Management Groups show that prices for stag stalking range from £240 to £600 per Rifle per day.