disease from foxes

Disease from foxes All dogs, including gundogs can get the following disease from foxes: Sarcoptic mange Lungworm Rabies Dogs and foxes do suffer from the same diseases, though, of which…

pheasant meatballs

This easy and delicious recipe for pheasant meatballs from Tom Godber-Ford Moore is a real classic. Polpette are simply meatballs, sometimes cooked plain and sometimes, as is the case here,…

EGE 12-bore

When the deputy editor told me he had arranged for an EGE 12-bore shotgun to be sent to me for review, I had to admit I had never heard of…

crow control with rifles

Crow shooting isn't just for those who possess a shotgun. Bruce Potts investigates the relative merits of centrefires and rimfires for a safe and humane despatch

hare recipe

This recipe for stewed hare from Heydon Hall is absolutely foolproof and easy to follow

English classic gun

Always wanted an English classic gun? If you are anticipating a drop in the price of English guns in the wake of the announcement that lead shot should be phased…

Testing steel shot

British shooting has been divided in recent months by the announcement on the withdrawal of lead shot within five years. While many view the decision to phase out lead and…

pest cartridge

Wondering what is the best calibre for foxes? Rabbits? There are so many different species of pests – you can’t band together a rabbit and a fox – that you…

Remington 700 McMillan Sporter

Remington Arms Company has been instrumental in pushing forward rifle design, not only in bolt actions but also semi-automatics, pumps and all its shotgun range. It remains one of the…

duck hunting

Like many, I have occasionally been appalled and disgusted when duck have been on 
the menu on a shooting 
day. I will not go into detail. What an absolute waste…

airgun for rat control

An air rifle is particularly suited for killing rats. With sensible use of backstops — most often concrete walls in a farmyard scenario — an airgun for rat control can…

pigeon hide

Pigeon flighting – reliable Enough is enough. I had the eighth person come up to me in the pub asking: “When do you think we will be shooting over the…