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…

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…

male or female dog

Q: I have been looking for 
a yellow Labrador bitch puppy for some time but I always seem to miss out on the bitches and there are only dogs left.…

cocker spaniel puppy

Spaniels have been bred for generations to hunt out game from stick piles, patches of bramble and thick bracken banks, and a well-bred puppy should be pre-programmed to get its…

Sands End

It was a dry evening and so my dining companion and I had decided to walk the three miles from my home to The Sands End pub in Fulham. As a…

Ampleforth College Shoot

In the past five years the school shoot has grown in both extent and professionalism. Student-led and supported, with guidance by staff and parents, Ampleforth is putting down around 800…

dogs good for your health

You might have seen a rather pleasing story that appeared 
in the papers last November. According to a study of 3.4million Swedes, dog owners have a lower risk 
of cardiovascular…

Date a shooter

Some reasons why a shooter should be top of your Valentine’s Day wish list “Men who shoot a lot often have dogs… seeing dogs working for their owners and the…