best royal Shots Edward VII

Fieldsports have long been a passion of British monarchs and their families. But who are the best royal Shots? Shooting-obsessed monarchies the world over have been customers of our best…

Venison ribs recipe

Glazed venison ribs recipe This venison ribs recipe is a take on a barbecued pork rib recipe that works really well with venison, and uses a cut that is under-utilised…

Walked up partridge

On the rare occasion I tune my truck radio from the local station to a national broadcaster, I am struck by the length and magnitude of the traffic reports I…

starting wildfowling

Eyebrows were raised at the last round of Home Office firearms licensing statistics when it was revealed that a seven-year-old had been approved for a shotgun certificate. That decision led…

roast teal

I have written before about the greatness of a wild mallard breast when perfectly cooked. Likewise, a teal in good condition is the epitome of delicacy. The meat is paler,…

long range foxing

Long range foxing early in the morning From where I sat, I could see the entire lambing field. All had remained calm until I noticed the ewe closest to the…

venison shanks recipe

Now that the start of the roebuck season is here, I wanted to take the opportunity to share possibly my favourite venison shanks recipe. It’s one that fits firmly in…

Miroku MK11 Game gun

The MK11 sideplate leads the Miroku brand to a much higher quality level than its previous over-and-unders. The gun is a true hybrid from the Miroku/Browning stable, taking a lower…