preparing for the new season

Looking forward to going out into the field in the next few weeks? I’ve compiled a list of pheasant shooting tips for you to follow, so that you can check…

Alpine Kodiak Scout

I have always been a sucker for a carbine. The short stature and feel of such rifles makes great sense for most of my woodland stalking. A carbine balances reduced…

best wildfowling jackets

Why we need the best wildfowling jackets It is 4am in mid-January. The Shipping Forecast warns of meteorological Armageddon from Gibraltar Point to North Foreland. Sleet like spittle taps the…

loader on a shoot

What exactly are the requirements of a loader on a shoot? To sum up, the perfect loader should stand by, expertly handling the Shot a loaded gun while swiftly reloading…

setting a snare for foxes

Ban snaring There had been signs that the Welsh Government might make a move to ban snaring when it issued a consultation earlier this year which said that, “It is…

missing shots

Key advice on borrowing and lending guns At the start of the shooting season you may be shooting with friends who have recently ventured into fieldsports and don’t yet own…

working dog diet

Feeding dogs – before or after exercise? So should you feed your dog before or after a walk? There is no scientifically established “safe” time for feeding dogs, but in…

Land Rover Discovery 5

The mighty ‘Disco’ has gained many followers over the past three decades, most sporting some sort of country attire rather than looking like an extra from Saturday Night Fever. The…

wildfowler

If your only experience of shooting wildfowl is driven mallard, you could be forgiven for failing to realise that you need to be well hidden if you really want to…

crispy rabbit recipe

Crispy rabbit recipe Ingredients 50g butter or olive oil 2 fully grown rabbits (cold smoked or raw), jointed Salt and pepper 1 small onion, diced 6 cloves of garlic, chopped…

gundog ready for the beating line

People often ask: “How old should my dog be before taking it into the beating line?” The truth is there is no straight answer — so much depends on the…

The skill of the wildfowling caller

Wildfowling kit has benefitted greatly from advances in materials technology in recent years and so we’ve compiled this guide to the best wildfowling gear. Decoy bags are now much lighter…

Dogs on shoot day

Now more than ever, many gundog enthusiasts around the country are excited and preparing for the shooting season. A lot of those are novices or first-time handlers and will currently…

Falcon

Shooting Times was made aware of the underground practice of ‘urban falconry’ after a link to a Tik Tok video was sent to the magazine by a reader who believed…

Browning Maxus II Max-5 Camo

The latest Browning semi-auto is the Browning Maxus II Max-5 Camo. A gas-operated three or five shot with 89mm (31/2in) chambers and superior steel shot proof, it is only available…