borrowing and lending shotguns law

At the start of the shooting season you may be shooting with friends who have recently ventured into fieldsports and don’t yet own a shotgun. So what’s the law if…

photographs of partridge days

September 2020 has been remarkable for the stunning Indian summer enjoyed by much of the country, with the partridge shooting season getting off to a glorious start. Photographs of partridge…

tweed shooting coats

A comfortable, breathable, stylish shooting coat is a key part of shooting clothing. Here is a useful selection. Top tips for buying tweed shooting coats Tweed is naturally water repellent…

Risotto recipes

I’m a big fan of risotto. The dish was created in northern Italy and can be made with vegetables, seafood and all sorts of meat. So for we fieldsports fans…

best shooting breeks

Getting a pair of stylish shooting breeks on your bottom half doesn't necessarily have to break the bank. You just have to know where to look.

shooting in January

Fieldsports fans will be relieved to learn that shooting has been included on a list of sports that are exempt from the latest COVID-19 restrictions in England. The ‘rule of six’…

gaiters for shooting

Gaiters for shooting are essential, particularly if you’re walked-up shooting on moorland. Why gaiters for shooting are key shooting kit Wear gaiters with your breeks and shooting socks to protect…

pigeon breast recipes

The delicious dark meat of pigeon is very versatile. If you’re running short of ideas on how to cook pigeon then these pigeon breast recipes will give you some fresh…

zeroing a rifle

How to zero your own rifle: Set up your rifle on a proper bench rest, making sure it is stable and secure so it will not move.

joining a picking-up team

There’s an early morning nip in the air which means that the pheasant season, starting on 1 October, is just around the corner. Whether you’re new to pheasant shooting or…

pheasant crumble

Reader and keen Shot Dominic Russell had a problem. His wife said she wasn’t a fan of game. Refusing to believe this he decided to create a game dish that…

shooting smocks

Smocks for shooting should be tough, resistant to thorns and brambles and pack away to almost nothing. They need to be breathable, lightweight, windproof and waterproof of course. In addition…

moving from lead shot

The proposed EU REACH committee restrictions against lead shot voted through on 3 September will be ratified by early 2021 and become law in 2023 in EU member states. The…