stalking footwear

If you’re in the market for new boots for shooting this season then cast your eye down this list. We’ve picked out boots in various price ranges, from £125 to…

Labrador gundog

“My eight year old Labrador is a bit slow to get going now and is usually lame by lunchtime, when I rug her up and put her in the vehicle.…

damsons

Early September is the perfect time to make damson vodka when these hedgerow fruits are ripe. Use our simple recipe below and you’ll be a convert to this delicious, rich…

partridge salad

It’s worth starting on this partridge salad recipe the day before and letting it marinate overnight to allow the flavours to infuse the meat. If you’re wondering where to buy…

Crab apples on Yorkshire farm

Crab, scrab, bittersgall, gribble, sour-grabs, scarb, scrogg.” Not the relief fire brigade team from Trumpton, but county names for crab apples, courtesy of Geoffrey Grigson’s The Englishman’s Flora. Such a…

This recipe using partridge breasts is impressive – but is actually very straightforward to make. Don’t be put off by the puff pastry – you can buy it easily in…

grouse shooting

Shooting tweeds should shout for joy, says Ben Samuelson There are a few fibs that we allow ourselves in shooting. The first is that we need big 4x4s. I spent…

Scotland's grouse moors

The publication of Calculating Cruelty by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has been blasted by shooting groups, who criticise it for inaccuracy, misreporting and unsound science. The report was…

pheasant risotto with mushrooms

Risotto recipes are the perfect way to use game meat. This simple to make and delicious recipe for pheasant risotto with mushrooms was developed for us by the West London…

pheasant with pearl barley risotto

Pheasant with pearl barley is the perfect way to use meat left over from a roast or to use leg meat or breast meat and makes a change from a…

hounds

Fieldsports shows may have been postponed for now but the International Virtual Hound Show  (iVHS) has caught our eye, which runs until 4th September. It offers the stalls and shopping,…

Grouse moor

Coming from the soft south, 
I didn’t see a live grouse until I was 19. That was in the summer of 1974, when I took off to the Cairngorms for…