pork pie

Pancreatitis in dogs can be serious. I received a salutary tale from 
reader and regular correspondent Arthur Moore, who had just returned from walking Hadrian’s Wall with his 
wife Ann…

Beretta Silver Pigeon III

Our  Verdict on the 687 Silver Pigeon III Field The original Beretta 687 
was an all-round gun — is there a place for an updated version in game shooting today?…

walked up grouse

I get very excited when I create a recipe for young grouse and this one is no exception, using a cure and seasonal ingredients. I’ve yet to shoot a grouse…

Beretta Silver Pigeon Vittoria

Our verdict on the Beretta Silver Pigeon Vittoria The Beretta Silver Pigeon 
I 12-bore in the Vittoria format 
is aimed at shooters who need 
a shorter stock. We pitted two…

rabbit liver pâté

I love rural Italian cuisine and this recipe for rabbit liver pâté 
is the perfect example of how it is so simple, but has to be just right. Learn to…

Waiting by a flight pond

Whenever I attend a farm walk organised by the GWCT, I do so with a mixture of emotions. Positive sentiments such as wonderment, revelation and inspiration jostle with less attractive…

Fallow deer

Deer management in 
any landscape requires 
a coordinated and well-thought-out plan. When it comes up in conversation, as it does more regularly than one would imagine, the viewpoint of those…

Testing shooting jackets

Testing shooting jackets The four shooting coats 
I was sent to trial are all so totally different from one another that to judge them in comparison is unfair and ultimately…

first focal plane

Many rifle shooters don’t really understand the difference between focal planes and it’s an aspect of rifle scopes that is often confusing to many. Basically, the difference between a first…

gun-shy puppy

There’s probably no greater disaster that can 
befall the gundog trainer than to discover that their talented new puppy is gun-shy. Is being gun-shy inherited? Many breeders maintain that 
gun-shyness…

keeping pheasants

Very often, it is the little things that make a difference and will keep your pheasants closer.  This is never more accurate than when said in relation to the management…