French bulldog

If you like both dogs and statistics, the Kennel Club’s annual registration figures always make a fascinating read. Those for 2017 are as intriguing as any. Once again the Labrador…

The new Great Shires Game Fair is now just a little over a week away, promising to bring all the best of the fieldsports world to the Three Counties Showground…

William Evans St James

It had been a while since I have been asked to look at what I term “top-end”, so when the boss asked me to take a look at the William…

Pheasant Thai curry recipe

Start by making the Thai paste. Thai paste Ingredients ·      2 lemongrass stalks, outer stalks removed & chopped ·      A handful of unsalted peanuts ·      2 tablespoons of fish sauce, sesame…

gloves for shooting

Some Guns wear shooting gloves, others don’t. But they’re certainly useful in very cold weather and for protecting your hands against hot barrels. We asked around to see what people…

Do dogs dream

I like to think my Labrador dreams; he will occasionally twitch, paddle with his legs and sometimes give out one or two “woofs” while asleep. Do dogs dream? Do we…

outdoor picnic idea

Here’s a woodpigeon recipe for sausage rolls that are a little bit different and dare we say it, a little bit more sophisticated than the straightforward pork version. They’re supremely…

Checking right gun fit

I've bought a Beretta for clay shooting as a spare, but I'm not sure the gun fit is right as I don’t shoot as well with it as I do…

Starlings in flight

 Most of the collective nouns for birds date back to the mid 15th century. And here are some of our favourites: A wake of buzzards A confusion of chiffchaffs A…

gloves for airgunners

Q: I’m struggling to find a pair 
of gloves that are suitable for airgun shooting. Like many airgun shooters, I like to set my trigger fairly light and that can…

Gundog breed Labrador

I agree, but many working dogs are affected by arthritis and it can be a very debilitating and frustrating condition. There are a number of steps you can take to…

Night vision scope

Pulsar’s N550 digital night-vision rifle scope was a game-
changer in the world of late-night pest control and subsequent updates have continually evolved. The closely associated Yukon brand has run in…