Best shooting instructors in the UK

Best shooting instructors in the UK

Whether based at West London Shooting School, E.J. Churchill, Royal Berkshire Shooting Ground or Barbury Shooting School, the UK is home to some of the world’s best shooting instructors. Many of the top 10 shooting instructors listed below have been at the top of their game for almost as long…


Our sport has a reputation to uphold

The line in the email subject box said: “Watch this, NOW!” The sender was a shooting colleague and he’d sent me a link to a YouTube clip. Curiosity got the better of me so I opened the link. I wish I hadn’t! No, it wasn’t a computer virus — it…


Gamekeepers’ conservation evidence is valid

When the "conservation" community dismisses the evidence of those with direct experience of the natural world, it is, effectively masking the truth, writes Lindsay Waddell, chairman of the National Gamekeepers' Organisation

Partridge and pheasant shooting at Bowhill, Scottish Borders

Partridge and pheasant shooting at Bowhill, Scottish Borders

Shortly before the first drive started, a sparrowhawk emerged from the highest cluster of oak trees and twinkled her wings in the bright sunlight. Against a cloudless blue sky, the little hunter passed directly over my head at a fantastic height, pausing once to wheel and turn before vanishing behind…

hen harrier

Renewed calls for hen harrier conservation

Renewed calls to step up hen harrier conservation efforts have been made by key figures from both sides of the raptor/grouse debate, but agreement on strategy is still a long way off. The latest rallying cries have sounded as the first English hen harrier chicks to hatch in two years…

David McKay Brown

David McKay Brown Interview

David McKay Brown needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one any way. He started McKay Brown Gunmakers in 1967 after a decade at Alex Martin Ltd where he began his apprenticeship. His small team of gunmakers, which operates out of a small workshop in Bothwell near Glasgow, produces a…