Meet new England gundog team captain David Latham

As a professional handler, trainer, tutor, judge, selector and breeder, David Latham doesn’t have time for those who say the gundog world is a closed shop. The three-time IGL Retriever…

August 2014

It’s August, and you know what that means. After what seems an eternity, the Glorious Twelfth, the start of the grouse shooting season, edges ever closer. Excited? You should be,…

How to make a complaint about a shoot

Our sport is possibly one of the most evocative of any pastime, and good memories from the season linger throughout the summer, sometimes enduring for years when a chance reminder…

Training dogs for deer stalking

By Sam Clarke The British Deer Society (BDS) is at the forefront when it comes to training stalkers and those involved with the deer industry, so when I heard that…

Best shooting instructors in the UK

Whether based at West London Shooting School, E.J. Churchill, Royal Berkshire Shooting Ground or Barbury Shooting School, the UK is home to some of the world’s best shooting instructors. Many…

The White Horse Chilgrove review

“We are surrounded by shoots, with Chilgrove, King’s Walk and Uppark to name just three on our doorstep,” said Niki, the manager at the impressive White Horse, “and we pride…

Trio of venison recipe

One of the great things about venison is you can do so much with each of the various cuts of lean and slender meat. With six species of deer in…

Sir Christopher Evans interview

Port Talbot-born Sir Christopher Evans is a biotechnology entrepreneur chair of Arthurian Life Sciences Ltd. Although he came into game shooting later than most his enthusiasm is boundless. You are…

July 2014

What were you doing way back in 1989 – not yet born, still in your school uniform, about to start that dream job in the City or even on the…

Tips on breeding puppies from older dogs

When it comes to breeding puppies, an older dog should still be perfectly capable of producing a litter if she has always come into season regularly. Of course, older dogs…

Queen’s Head Hotel Berwick review

Tucked away in the centre of Berwick, the Grade II listed six-bedroom Queen’s Head Hotel has been under the stewardship of Garry and Jo-Anne Greenaway for the past 14 years.…

Fallow venison steak recipe

What could be simpler than a fallow venison steak recipe? You certainly shouldn’t feel guilty for swapping your beef for venison, after all, it’s low in fat and as natural…

Richard Ali BASC

By Helena Douglas Richard Ali describes his first year as BASC chief executive as energising, fast-moving and busy. “The one-year anniversary has come round quickly and it really doesn’t seem…