In this special gundog issue we pay tribute our four-legged shooting friends. There are more than 20 pages of features, interviews, advice and reports saluting the invaluable contribution our canine companions make to our shoot days, as well as the wonderful memories they help to create season after season. There’s plenty more from the world of game shooting to get your teeth into this month, so you’d be barking mad to miss it!

There are some dogs you never forget
Robin Scott looks back at some of his wonderful (and whacky) shooting companions.

Gundog goodies
All the kit handlers and their gundogs need before, during and after shoot day.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Assheton Arms near Clitheroe, the Rizzini RB EL 28 bore and the Ford Mustang go under the microscope.

Purdey winners and near perfect partridge
Shoot reports from Berkshire and Powys that’ll blow your socks off.

The woodcock man
Artist and woodcock conservationist Owen Williams is in the hot seat.

That old chestnut
Excuses for poor shooting we’ve all used but never believe when we hear them.

Britain’s best drives
Our selection is from far and wide, but did your favourite make our list?