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Shooting Times is the UK’s leading weekly shooting magazine, with over two million readers a year. Since 1882 it has brought a weekly fix of shooting news, sport and countryside action to its hugely loyal readership. It is the clear first choice for shooting sportsmen, with editorial covering all disciplines including gameshooting, rough shooting, pigeon shooting, wildfowling and deer stalking.

gundog ready for the beating line

People often ask: “How old should my dog be before taking it into the beating line?” The truth is there is no straight answer — so much depends on the…

The skill of the wildfowling caller

Wildfowling kit has benefitted greatly from advances in materials technology in recent years and so we’ve compiled this guide to the best wildfowling gear. Decoy bags are now much lighter…

Dogs on shoot day

Now more than ever, many gundog enthusiasts around the country are excited and preparing for the shooting season. A lot of those are novices or first-time handlers and will currently…

Falcon

Shooting Times was made aware of the underground practice of ‘urban falconry’ after a link to a Tik Tok video was sent to the magazine by a reader who believed…

Browning Maxus II Max-5 Camo

The latest Browning semi-auto is the Browning Maxus II Max-5 Camo. A gas-operated three or five shot with 89mm (31/2in) chambers and superior steel shot proof, it is only available…

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…