spaniel with docked tail

Tail docking: It is one of the most emotive subjects in the gundog world, so education is key to knowing where owners, breeders and vets stand on tail docking.

Bad manners in the field What time is this? Lateness is a serious sin. Mark you, earliness can be quite embarrassing if you stride into the kitchen roaring for coffee…

disciplining dogs

Gun dog discipline: A light tap on the nose as a warning for one gun dog owner may seem tantamount to cruelty to another. Justin Clarke examines how to make…

Damascus steel barrels

Which would be your choice in the 12-bore vs 16 bore conversation? Ask some people why they use a 16-bore and they say they “stumbled across one by chance” but…

lead shotgun cartridges

Calls for game shooting to push ahead with finding alternatives to lead shot are growing louder, both inside and outside of the sport. 
Rob Yorke offers a personal view on…

Browning Heritage Hunter

There are clients at the shooting school who will only shoot a 20-bore on all their game days, and other clients that switch between 12-bore and 20-bore. Then there are…

Perugini & Visini HVR

The Perugini & Visini shotgun we’re examining this month is a custom version, the brainchild of John Jeffries. John has been involved with shotgun customising for more than 50 years…

Hotels for shooting parties Yorkshire

From gun cleaning and kennelling to a comfortable bed and a strong selection of local produce on the menu, there are myriad things that shooting parties want when seeking hotel…