The Field & Country Fair is almost upon us, and everyone at Shooting Gazette is waiting to give you, our readers, the warmest of welcomes at Cornbury Park between June…

Picking-up etiquette on driven shoots

I have read with great interest in this magazine about how pickers-up are expected to behave when picking-up by guns and more especially, guns with dogs. I have picked-up on…

Richard Ali BASC

Richard Ali was interviewed in the April 2016 issue of Shooting Gazette. Shooting Gazette: What have been BASC’s major achievements over the three years you have been in the hot…

John Halstead Drakeshead Gundogs

John Halstead of Drakeshead Gundogs originally spoke to Robert Cuthbert for the In the Hot Seat interview featured in our April 2016 issue. Robert Cuthbert: Was it a busy season…

Akkar 206 Double Crown

Even the most casual observer of the shotgun market in the UK cannot fail to have noticed the increasing appearance of Turkish guns on gunshop shelves up and down the country. With…

Dogs make your life better

Dogs make your life better in myriad ways. From being a best friend and political ally to making you popular with the opposite, is there anything they can’t do? You’ll…

We can’t wait to head down to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire on June 10 – 12 for the Field & Country Fair. Whatever your preferences in the sporting world, the…

Ian Openshaw

Ian Openshaw and I first met a few years ago at a mock grouse trial in Northumberland. Having heard a few tales about the man who has judged the Retriever…

Tony Galazan

Tony Galazan was born to be a gunmaker. Gunmaking as a trade is renowned for its great innovators; men who spent their lives striving at their benches and poring over…

Col. John Blashford-Snell

Robert Cuthbert: We’re lucky to catch you… you’re away exploring again soon, Colonel. Col. John Blashford-Snell: “I’m going to Colombia soon to work with the Wiwa Indians. They have been…

Yildiz Shotguns

Eighty miles due north of Antalya is the small city of Burdur. Best known for its vast, ancient fishless lake, Burdur sits on a handsome plateau and is surrounded by low, stunning…

Casterne Hall Derbyshire review

Casterne Hall in Derbyshire might be familiar to avid fans of Sherlock Holmes from when it doubled as Stapleton Hall in the Granada TV series’ 1988 adaption of The Hound…

Browning Maxus

It seems unlikely we’ll ever see the day they become an acceptable sight on the peg, if Browning continues to create products like this one they may become a far more…

Chris Warren

I have visited a lot of shoots for Shooting Gazette and interviewed and photographed many a gamekeeper, but I have never spent the entire shooting day with a gamekeeper seeing…

Welcome to the gundog issue of Shooting Gazette. If you love your four-legged shooting companions then you’re in for 30 pages of fantastic features, essential products, cutting edge interviews and…

British countryside

Years ago, if you went from Walsall towards Litchfield on the No.6 bus, crossed the Shire Oak traffic lights and carried on for a couple of miles, you would come…

Amy Bates gundog writer

Whilst writing about British gundogs, an American gundog trainer was extolling the virtues of how “these extraordinary gundogs perform with such style and drive yet remain absolutely calm and under…