Shoots asked to help keepers

The Gamekeeper Welfare Network calls on shoots this Christmas to contribute to a fund supporting keepers without jobs and homes

Support for rural people in times of need

What if your Christmas isn’t all mince pies and merriment? Alastair Balmain looks at the networks that support those in rural areas who find themselves in need of help

David Kenyon, the British Deer Society’s newly appointed area director for England and Wales, talks to Tony Jackson on the organisation’s policies and future

The Ardesa Fowler muzzle-loading shotgun could be the perfect introduction to the world of muzzle-loading.

Britain’s urban population seems to exist in a world of denial and cartoon animals, says Robin Page. It’s high time the countryside fraternity told them how it really is…

Whether it’s checking traps, dogging-in or carrying out vermin control with her .22-250, full-time gamekeeper Jaki Evans loves all aspects of the job. Ian Valentine reports

Hunting wild boar in France

In the soft gloom of the Normandy woods, the silence is broken only by the soft patter of trotters. James Ashcroft holds his breath on the hunt for the French…