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…

Does your shoot stand out from the crowd? Will your festive sport go with a bang? ST offers up a few suggestions to help make your driven day just that…

Feather in the Caper

Despite breeding successe, Scotland is warned more needs to be done to make the caper for keeps.

The 28-bore’s rise in popularity

Close to extinction 30 years ago, why has the 28-bore seen such a dramatic rise in popularity? It’s the gun of choice for the roughshooter, says Robin Marshall-Ball

It’s night on the Solway and wildfowler is on the hunt, but with the moon bright above, will the wigeon play ball or is he destined to head home empty-handed?…

The West’s shoot lifeline

How vital is shooting to Exmoor? A new report claims £1 in every £3 spent on tourism there stems from gameshooters

Though most of its work goes on behind the scenes, the Gun Trade Association does much for all involved in the industry. Tony Jackson meets its director, John Batley

On a hunt near you…

Hunts opened their gates to newcomers last week with record success at the start of the new season

What food is best for encouraging deer?

With winter approaching, I would like to supplement the food available to roe deer in our woodland. Would it be acceptable to put out grain, carrots and turnips, or is…

The life of the famous broadcaster and writer A.G. Street is full of sporting tales. Charles Ward takes a look at the brimming background of a true sporting farmer

Steve Bowers Custom .224 rifle review

Steve Bowers Custom .224 rifle review: The marriage of man and machine has resulted in wonderful rifles, but none so delightful as those made by rifle expert, Steve Bowers, and…

Which sex of ferret should I buy?

I am on the verge of purchasing a couple of ferrets, but do not know which sex I should be obtaining. I would like ferrets that are easygoing and, of…