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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.

Wild boar, Sus scrofa, in the Forest of Dean

Wild boar shooting in the UK is permitted as boar are legal quarry and currently have no close season — they are not protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act…

loader on a shoot

A loader should stand by, deftly handling the Shot a loaded gun while swiftly reloading the empty one, as overhead the birds soar over in a never-ending stream. But is…

duck flighting

There is hardly a more exciting sound in the world of shooting than the rush of air through duck wings as they drop in at evening flight. Every time I…

Beretta Silver Pigeons

It’s one of the best-known, best-selling shotgun designs of all time, but does that make the Beretta Silver Pigeon or 68 series one of the best guns of all time?…

grilled partridge

Partridge is a great entry to the world of gamebirds. The meat is succulent, white and very palatable to anyone who is discovering game for the first time. At this…

driven shooting

It can be difficult to know what is going on across our sport. We can each see our own bit — our shoot, our team, our branch, our glen. But…

Recipes for wild boar

I’d only been working for the Daily Express for a month back in 1998 when an editor called asking me to go on a wild boar hunt. Not a shoot,…

Anschütz Model 1761 .22 rimfire

Our verdict on the Anschütz Model 1761 .22 rimfire The 1761 is designed for 
work. Its Sporter styling 
and compact credentials suggest its work is primarily vermin, but its match…

Partridge shooting

Good partridge shooting is about giving yourself as much time as possible. When you watch a professional athlete performing at the peak of their powers, people often comment about how…

grey partridge

British driven partridge shooting took over from walked-up sport that occurred in the 1700s, with the biggest bags being obtained from the 1850s onwards. These were predominately English partridges because,…

wood pigeon recipe

A wood pigeon recipe bursting with flavour I wanted to make use of the barbecue one last time this summer with something quick and easy for lunch. I had some…

A coastal brown bear (grizzly bear)

Fatal bear attacks are mercifully a rare occurrence, even in the US, but high-profile deaths in recent years underline the dangers for hunters. Sometimes, imagination is all you need. It…

wildfowling gear

Wildfowling gear has benefitted greatly from advances in materials technology in recent years. Decoy bags are now much lighter and easily washed than those of 30 years ago and neoprene…