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Shooting Times is the UK’s leading weekly shooting magazine, with over two million readers a year. Since 1882 it has brought a weekly fix of shooting news, sport and countryside action to its hugely loyal readership. It is the clear first choice for shooting sportsmen, with editorial covering all disciplines including gameshooting, rough shooting, pigeon shooting, wildfowling and deer stalking.

side by side old fashioned shotgun

“Snobbery and inheritance are the only reasons why people use a side-by-side.” So said one keen Shot, once described as the best of his generation. “But I’m not that bothered. I…

Slug pellets

Dogs and slug pellets don’t mix and are in fact a lethal combination. Losing a fit and healthy dog through poisoning is dreadful, as illustrated by this story I heard.…

speed of birds in flight

It’s only when you drive down a country road and you have a pigeon fly parallel with your moving vehicle that you come to appreciate its true cruising speed —…

English Springer

Breeds of spaniel There is a dangerously common misconception among many dog enthusiasts, assuming that a breed is similar to a species. It’s not. Species have evolved naturally over hundreds…

shooting close to footpath

Scientists are riding to the rescue of humankind. The UK’s scientific community is playing a globally recognised role in developing vaccines to combat the pandemic. Public and private money is…

Despite COVID-19, figures for the Scottish 2020 list are impressive. From more than 260 roe heads presented, 232 were awarded CIC medals — 61 golds, 65 silvers and 106 bronzes.…

pot roast duck recipe

I have a confession to make. This pot roast duck dish was cooked with the legs of a farmed duck. The plan was to use wild mallard legs, but moving…

pigeon with fried rice

Pigeon breast is a favourite of mine and I am making an effort to get more of Asia into my kitchen. Accordingly, I’ve been loosely adapting many classic dishes from…

German longhaired pointer

See a dog with floppy ears and it’s going to be a gundog. One feature common to every breed of gundog is floppy ears. Spaniel ears flop considerably more than…

German HPR breeds

History notes that the first of the German HPR breeds, the German shorthaired pointer, was shown in England in 1887, but it wasn’t until after World War II that these…

punt-gunning

Punt-gunning today is a curiosity. Once it was a business. To some Victorian sportsmen, it was an art to be learned and practised. The punt, the punt-gun and the punt-gunner…

German gundog breeds

Weimaraner, German shorthaired pointer, German longhaired pointer, German wirehaired pointer, large Munsterlander. The list of German dog breeds that have become established in Britain is a long one, but it…