As the fieldsports community gears up for the Glorious Twelfth, Shooting Gazette is honouring the most important date in our calendar with a host of grouse shooting features celebrating this…

A.A. Gill

Did you have a crack at the stags last year? “Yes I did. I haven’t missed a year for probably the last 12, no… maybe 15 years; something like that.” Do…

gamekeeping

Ray Leake from Adelaide writes: Having recently spent a mostly enjoyable 10 days’ shooting in the UK, which I do every year, I am prompted to add my thoughts to the increasing number of comments…

BASC Gameshooter's Pocket Guide

This easily accessible handbook offers welcome advice on all things shooting, from shooting etiquette and safety to shooting technique and treatment of game. Now in its fourth edition, having first been published in 1990, it remains relevant, useful…

Beretta Silver Pigeon

Our current trend for increasingly pocket- bursting mobile telephones aside, the advancement of technology in recent years has also been an on-going march towards miniaturisation. From silicon chips being manufactured in…

deer stalking

Stalking in the Highlands By Ben Samuelson I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m rather hoping that Giles has done the decent thing and left the space below completely…

Porsche Macan Turbo

Size does matter. Ask my wife. She absolutely swears by our Land Rover Discovery, which is capable of transporting seven people, an enormous amount of clobber and towing a huge trailer…

It’s that time of year again when game shots start to think about pre-season training. Lessons and simulated days are a great way of keeping your eye-in over the summer…

Sir Nicolas Soames game shooting

Sir Nicolas Soames MP was interviewed in the May 2016 issue of Shooting Gazette. Robert Cuthbert: What was last season like? Sir Nicolas Soames: “It was fantastic, a bit patchy,…

Zoli

It’s not surprising that Zoli of Italy has built an excellent reputation. The company has a 400-year history of gunmaking in Brescia and its 40 staff show a passion and enthusiasm…

AYA English Game

Recent years have seen the rise in influence of vintage style on modern culture. From clothes and hairstyles to interior and product design, the replication of an idealised past is a…

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…