eating grouse roasted

I love eating grouse. Not only is it one of the most challenging birds to catch as a falconer, but it is also a tricky shot for a Gun. Grouse…

Grouse day in 1911

In one sense, game today costs a markedly different amount depending on who you are. For a paying Gun, that brace of pheasants you take home at the end of…

night foxing

My grey partridges have been a pleasure this summer. Unlike their red-legged counterparts of previous years, they’ve been placid and calm. When I’ve introduced new birds to a pen, they’ve…

Vet examines a dog's teeth

Last month, a friend tried to take his dog to the vet as he was concerned about a fast-growing cyst. The dog is a German shorthaired pointer that has worked…

Pheasant croquetas

Smoked ham and pheasant croquetas with peas, beans and mint Ingredients 600ml whole milk 75ml rich chicken or gamebird stock ¼ white part of leek, sliced ¼ tsp grated nutmeg…

ATA SP 20-bore Steel

The website, which Shooting Times has been asked by authorities not to name, has in the past ‘doxxed’ those involved in hunting and the badger cull, publishing home addresses and…

grey partridge

Wet weather applies several different pressures on grey partridges. As well as chilling chicks, it also forces hen birds to forage for longer periods and to stray further from their…

Crispy chilli pigeon recipe

Who doesn’t love a good takeaway? There is something so gloriously lazy about getting an Indian or a Chinese, but what I also love is trying to replicate takeaway recipes…

Gundog trainer

Ever since I was old enough to walk by myself, I have been going shooting with my family. I’ve always been attracted to the working gundogs side and, since I…

best compact binoculars for shooting

How many times have we wished we had a pair of binoculars to hand to get a better look at events that are unfolding in the distance? As shooters, we…

Pan-fried pigeon salad

Pan-fried pigeon and orange salad Ingredients 4 to 6 pigeon breasts, skinned, seasoned and at room temperature A little cooking oil 1 tbsp pine nuts Half a small red onion…

Merkel Helix Speedster

Straight-pull rifles are becoming more popular as their ability to offer a super-fast cycling rate with a short and effortless bolt-action design is appealing. German firm Merkel has had good…