shooting behind combine harvester

A: I love shooting behind the combine. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity this year, but after practising this discipline for a number of years, I have picked up a tip or two along the…

Mossberg 930 Duck Commander

The products of O. F. Mossberg & Sons, always known simply as Mossberg, have, since their founding in 1919, gained a reputation for practical designs where simplicity and reliability are outstanding features. While much of the…

This week’s issue: Gamekeepers optimistic about pheasant and partridge numbers Post-Brexit commitment to keep EU workers is “crucial” The ant-loving green woodpecker Getting up to speed on partridges The pulling…

gundogs with shot and cold game

As a gundog trainer with several dogs to progress, I have to look at each individual and work out a suitable training programme for every one and this can vary due to the dog’s personality…

stop whistle

Introducing the stop whistle is one area of gundog training that can cause handlers some issues — possibly because they rush it, so that the lesson is not fully learnt by the dog, or…

This week’s issue: Wildfowlers report favourable prospects for the season ahead Rural groups plan to cut EU red tape Tripping the light fantastic The cockle of our hearts By fair…

confit rabbit

Why isn’t rabbit more popular? And why do we so often see rabbit on the menu that has been farmed on the Continent? This tasty interloper is an easy win at harvest time but what…

choke for wildfowling

Q: Last season was my first foray into wildfowling. I had been told by fowling friends, whom I assumed were knowledgeable, that a fully choked 12-bore was essential. I therefore…

Synthetic stock

A reader asked: How do you touch up a synthetic stock? Mine is really scratched. Shooting Times rifle reviewer and stalker, Bruce Potts, had this advice for airgun maintenance: Synthetic…

This week’s issue: New survey figures highlight the conservation benefits of shooting Badger culls are expanded A winner in the field Trial dogs go to town How to train with…

Sako 85 Carbonlight

There are plenty of centrefire rifles available to British shooters in the sub-£1,000 range but those wanting a more prestigious yet value-for-money rifle have the Sako 85 model as their…

pigeon shooting

A: No, they cannot. The police may not attach an “accompanied” condition to a shotgun certificate in the way that they may add a condition to a firearm certificate. If you are a…