Redleg partridges from Grupo Altube

By John Walker For Suffolk keeper Tim Coll, August Bank Holiday 2013 marked a new experience. Already the custodian of 11,000 French redleg partridge and 5,000 pheasant poults which had…

Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

This Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux was first reviewed in September 2014 Probably the best known Turkish gunmaker, Yildiz has been quietly finding success on British shores in recent years…

Sir Jackie Stewart interview

So, Sir Jackie Stewart, how was last season for you? “I did 12 days last season. I don’t get a lot of shooting nowadays because my life is still busy…

October 2014

Ah, October. Onto the pheasants then, and the first chance many of us will have had to get out into the field with shotgun in hand now the summer has…

Caesar Guerini Forum

The Caesar Guerini Forum is a roaring success in the US, but how will the shotgun fare in British hands?

David Whitby on disease in game birds

By now, those of us who are keepers of game have our birds and await (or have already experienced) the inevitable onset of disease; a good year on the rearing…

The healing power of dogs

By Graham Cox There are countless reasons why we so readily speak of dogs and humans in the same breath. Their special genius at reading our gestures and understanding our…

Tina Hayes and Bramble

I collected Bramble on July 9, 2011, with every intention of bringing her on as another beating dog. I let her be a puppy for the first six months, doing…

The White Swan Inn Pickering review

As an enthusiastic Yorkshire-phile, I was really looking forward to seeing Pickering, a small market town I regularly pass through but have only once had the opportunity to spend longer…

Henry Blofeld interview

So Henry Blofeld, tell me a little about the tour and your shows? “Peter Baxter and I have been doing shows together, Blofeld & Baxter if you like. We’ve put…

September 1 is a red-letter day for many a fieldsportsman. The start of the partridge and wildfowling seasons add to the fun others have already been having on grouse, and…

September 1 is a red-letter day for many a fieldsportsman. The start of the partridge and wildfowling seasons add to the fun others have already been having on grouse, and…

Llansantffraed Court, Monmouthshire review

A visit to Monmouthshire is almost a visit home for me and it always shows. Whenever I come this way my accent spills forth the moment the first aitch is…

Game shooting services

Felin Newydd House Probably the most sought-after of all game shooting services, there’s nothing like time away with friends, especially when they’re shooting friends, at a private residence. No sportsman…

Wood-fired pigeon recipe

A lot of people think pigeon recipe and they think of the cliched ‘flying rats’ which cause mess and clutter in our urban areas. If only they knew how good…