Labradors

Earlier this year, the resignation of the honorary secretary of the Utility Gundog Society (UGS) Kent and East Sussex, Bernadette Restorick, not only caused ructions in the society, but also…

Franchi Horizon stalking rifle

With the short days you have a only small window of opportunity before the fallow feeding on the fields disappear into the woods. Get there early, stumble to the field…

AYA 16-bore No.2

I am looking at the pros 
and cons of the 16-bore in the form of an AYA Model No.2. If you are thinking of buying one, what are the alternative…

Picking-up is about one thing — finding shot birds. The joy I get from finding one bird that would otherwise be lost gives me more pleasure than shooting even the…

Avoiding bad habits in Labradors

I have a 14 month-old lab dog who will have to put him in kennels for two weeks while we are on holiday. I'm concerned he may pick up bad…

best air rifles under £500

One of the greatest appeals of airgun shooting is its affordability. For a few hundred pounds — and sometimes significantly less — you can pick up an air rifle that…

working dog

Though the existence of the Kennel Club may not appear to have much impact on those who enjoy the sport of gameshooting, it would be foolhardy to underestimate its importance,…

black Labrador

Q: My dog drags 
its rear end along the ground frequently. I am told this is a sign that he needs his anal glands emptied by a vet. Why is…

The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3

This month, we assess 
the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 semi-automatic 
as a wildfowling gun. Fowling and pigeon shooting are probably the two most common uses in the UK, other…

testing gun cabinets

A muscular man in the middle of the room swung a large hammer up over his head and brought it crashing down on a metal cabinet. It was not an…

meat in freezer

Freezing pigeons: I lost quite a few pigeons last summer because I didn’t get to the game dealer quickly enough so this year I’ve decided to buy a freezer.…