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An early morning stalk in a snowy landscape. The stalkers discuss tactics and survey the horizon. A small herd of sika is quickly sighted and one of the number despatched.…

500 Club

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) does crucial work for the fieldsports community. It challenges misinformation from the press, advises land managers and publicises the conservation successes achieved on…

mountain hare

Mountain hares in Scotland will have year-round legal protection following an amendment to the law proposed by Green MSP Alison Johnstone, which passed by 60 to 19 votes. At present…

crow shooting

General licence holders needing to control wild birds will be relieved to learn that DEFRA has reissued the current permits from 1 August to 31 December 2020. The department has confirmed…

clay pigeon shooting grounds near London

The good news is that many clay grounds have recently reopened after lockdown and more are opening daily. Below we’ve rounded up clay pigeon shooting grounds near London. We’ve marked…

Biodegradable cartridges

Environmentally-minded shooters and wildfowlers will welcome the arrival of BioAmmo cartridges in the UK, available in lead and steel in both clay and game loads. “They are unique” says importer…

homemade smoker

Types of smoking There are, generally speaking, 
two types of smoking: cold smoking and hot smoking. It is the heated variety that we will be dealing 
with. This has the…

recipe for venison burgers

Everyone loves burgers and venison makes excellent ones, whichever deer species you use. For a long time I struggled to find a really good recipe for venison burgers; the result…

working cocker spaniel

Gundog owners are being warned to be particularly careful following a dramatic increase in gundog thefts, with spaniels seeming to be a particular target. Keeper Jon Gaunt had three springer…