bootroom

Personalised storage Stop your boot room becoming a dumping ground for all sorts of sporting attire, footwear and seasonal clothing by meticulously plotting storage provisions. ‘Think carefully about what you…

man shooting

Always know where your fellow shooters are Have a quick glance around as you walk onto the stand – it could save a life If anyone hands you a gun…

Boxing Day Shoot

Come Boxing Day, shooters all over the country will be looking forward to a day out in the fresh air, walking off the excesses of Christmas Day feasting. The Boxing…

Practice dry gun mount

A couple of months ago I floated the suggestion that even a small bit of preparation for the game and wildfowling season might result in a more successful first day out on partridges, pheasants or…

Game Terrine

Ingredients selection of lean game meat, about 1kg/2¼lb in all, which could include: breasts of pheasant (hung about 5 days) breasts of pigeon breasts of duck or other wild fowl…

Baikal over and under

Strictly speaking my Baikal single-barrel 12-bore was not my first shotgun. That honour goes to a BSA Snipe, a single-barrel shotgun given to me by my cousin Geoff Hoyle. He was a target pistol shooter of…

Working sprocker spaniel

Every Monday starts full of excitement and anticipation. I watch as the curtains are opened, praying for good weather. Sometimes we’re blessed, sometimes we’re not. Today fog fills the valley…

Christmas cake for stir up Sunday

White Glace Christmas Cake by Rachel Green Ingredients 10oz/275g plain flour 8oz/225g butter 8oz/225g caster sugar 4 eggs 4oz/110g Glace cherries 4oz/110g Glace Pineapple 4oz/110g Glace Apricots 4oz/110g Glace Peaches…

Hellfire game cartridges by EJ Churchill

Sir Edward’s intent was to develop a more environmentally friendly cartridge with better performance. By using a natural fibre wad and copper coating the shot he achieved his aim, literally.…

Strasser RS Solo

The Strasser rifle’s first incarnation was the RS 05, designed by Horst Blaser in 2004 with an Austrian engineer Herbert Strasser. The original rifle was a quick-change barrel system and straight-pull design; today it has gone…

Houses of Parliament

The debate was never going to result in legislation but did represent an important opportunity to get some facts concerning moorland management into Hansard, the Parliamentary record. A large number…