Ford Raptor Ranger

The Raptor, being an enhanced Ranger, has a similarly enhanced price tag. It’ll cost you £49,324.64 plus VAT. That’s £18k more than the lower spec Wildtrack edition, which is also…

control foxes

It will come as no surprise that foxes are the UK’s biggest predator of both ground-nesting birds and released game. Because we don’t have large apex predators to assist with…

You might be feeling frustrated at not being able to go out in the field at the moment or practise on the clayground. So we’ve taken a look around at…

hare hash recipe

When I was a young chef, 
I worked with a chap known only as Wolfie, who was an excellent cook, and he once spent an hour on a Sunday morning…

about shotgun choke

What is a shotgun choke and what does it do? A shotgun choke narrows or constricts the barrel muzzles. This reduces the width of the shot charge or pattern, so…

copper bullets

Using copper bullets for stalking? But isn’t copper toxic?” 
asked a friend. He 
is a staunch defender of lead ammunition. In a discussion about centrefire rifle ammunition, I suggested he…

Chinese water deer established themselves in England in 1929, after escaping from a private park. The species has been successful and today Britain is home to 10% of the world’s…

A day stalking red deer on a 23,000 acre estate in Skye, with the stalkers striding through streams, wading rivers, clambering over rocky terrain, crawling across moorland and through boggy…

Scottish roe

In 2018 a Swedish hunter called Jimmy Olsson took three gold-medal roe during his visit. In 2019 on the same estate he and his friend, Manollo Rodriguez, grassed four gold-medal…

Muntjac heads presented for evaluation in 2019 were up a huge 62% on 2018, proof of the spread of this hardy and fecund species. After such a busy year in…

dry stone walling

Trapping laws and predator control The first days of March have brought respite from the winter storms. Rain and wind seems to have lashed the estate for an eternity and…