Terrier types

  Hardwired earth dogs Patterdale/Fell Lakeland   Dual-purpose Bedlington Jack Russell Border Ratters Yorkshire Norfolk and Norwich Manchester English Toy Scottish West Highland White Cairn Skye Popular in Europe Fox…

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…