Shot pheasants

A few weeks ago, I said I would report back from a day I had been invited on where most of the Guns had decided to use non-lead ammunition. (Read…

NiteVizor VP200 XTR

With harvest more or less wrapped up for the year on my patch, the annual exodus of rats is now under way as the rodents leave the barren fields in…

Gun security

The Home Office reported this year that there are almost 1.4 million legally held shotguns and 600,000 other legally held firearms, which are mostly Section 1 rifles, in the UK.…

Moo Shu Wild Boar Wraps.

I love a shopping challenge and nothing satisfies my curiosity more than a mooch around a Chinese supermarket — or online shop — for ingredients. The test is not to…

transporting dogs in cars

Recent surveys have shown that 4% of pet owners whose dogs were insured had had an accident or near miss as a result of the animal being loose in their…

Beretta BRX1 stalking rifle

Beretta is well known for its shotguns, pistols and military arms, having produced firearms since 1526. But other than the Sako brand under the Beretta umbrella, sporting rifles are something…

recipe for pheasant escallop

This recipe for pheasant escallop is a winner with my friends. It is super-simple and really quick to make. At this time of year, young pheasants make excellent eating and…

stalker with deer

The move to phase out lead ammunition is one of the most divisive and inflammatory issues in modern fieldsports. Yet, despite the wealth of coverage and the emotion the topic…

venison involtini recipe

This venison recipe works with all sorts of venison, but I have tweaked this version to work best with red deer meat. The herbs and the roasted fennel all slant…

Woodcock

With the November full moon now just 4 weeks away the thoughts of game shooters are turning increasingly to woodcock and hopes are high for strong early falls. A few…

Muirburn

Save money on Shooting Times by taking out a subscription here.  What seems likely to be Scotland’s final unlicensed muirburn season has got underway. The season officially opens on the…

deer stalking clothing

One of the things I most enjoy about deer stalking is working with newcomers. Often these are people who have done a fair bit of game shooting or fishing but…

Elite HVR

As an elite piece of equipment, why is it that the shotgun hasn’t seen the advancements in technology that rifles have? Radical changes in design have been few and most…