Robert Cuthbert: Has this been a typical season? Karl Oyston: “Yes. We’ve done about 10 days so far. We’ve had two grouse days where we live at Meanley, in the…

Porch House Hotel Stow

Having only really ventured into the Cotswolds during the school holidays, I was looking forward to tranquillity as we passed through the likes of Ettington, Shipston-on-Stour and Moreton-in-Marsh on our…

January might be the last full month of the driven shooting season but we’re still giving you plenty of excuses to get out there and pull the trigger. We’re everywhere…

Body language in dogs

Dogs are remarkable. Working them makes us especially aware of that, but still they frequently amaze us. What we now know of the process of domestication, which fossil evidence suggests…

Pheasant shooting

Editing a shooting magazine has its perks. In spite of the constant pressure of immovable deadlines, continually chasing contributor’s for copy and trying to meet the demands of the suits…

Barney-White-Spunner

Robert Cuthbert: Have you managed to get out much this season? Sir Barney White-Spunner: “I’ve had a couple of days but not a huge amount. Generally, I shoot around eight…

Hambleton Hall

Ten years as a banker in London is probably enough for anyone. It certainly was for Tim Hart, owner of Hambleton Hall Hotel in Rutland. “I’d got to the stage…

Longthorne Gunmakers

Established by Jim Longthorne Stewart and his wife Elaine, Longthorne Gunmakers was founded in 2006 and its first gun was revealed to the public at the CLA Game Fair in…

Christmas. It’s almost upon us, and where on earth did the last 11 months go? There is one month to go before the family descends and you’re all tucking into…

Whining dog

I was told he had not made the grade for field trial competitions when I picked him up. I am thrilled with how he has fitted in to his new…

Confidence

Everyone misses easy birds. From the humble amateur to the duke of wherever, nobody is perfect. Leg-pulling about missed sitters has been part and parcel of shooting since the days…

Hay baked pheasant

In season from now until February 1 (you already know that), pheasant is the perfect alternative to the all too boring ‘c’ word. Baking in hay is an old method…

Theo-Paphitis

Dragons' Den star and former Millwall FC chairman Theo Paphitis on his newfound love of game shooting.

Peter Thompson GWCT

The RSPB’s views on shooting and conservation will be aired and debated at the GWCT’s members’ conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London on October 29. Heather buring and…

November 2014

November is the month when game shooters are in their element. The shooting is (hopefully) more accurate now the trigger is being pulled more often, the birds are flying faster…