The gamekeepers’ classes at Crufts 2016 are open to gamekeepers, owners of working gundogs, gundog teams and young handlers. Once again the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) -the…

Gameshooting in the UK guide

Find game shooting in the UK! This guide is here to help you find available game shooting around the country. Counties listed alphabetically.

Gun reviews: Anschutz 1517 .17 HMR rifle: Bruce Potts acclaims the accuracy of this rifle and gives its thumbhole the thumbs up.

A great-looking stalking rifle that is also a good all-round performer.

Pigeon and wild mushroom recipe

  1. Pigeon and wild mushrooms Here we’ve used chanterelles, but you can use whatever mushrooms you have handy. You’ll need a couple of pigeon breasts as well, curly kale, bacon,…

Rigby cartridges

London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offering a new selection of shotgun cartridges. The new cartridges claim to feature the latest developments in shotgun cartridge technology due to input from Royal Warrant-holding Hull…

woodcock

In an effort to protect the woodcock population, several countryside organisations, including the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, are following the recommendation of conservationists by asking shoots to schedule any shooting until…

pheasant selfie

Flytipping is a scourge of the countryside. To crack down on the illegal dumping of waste in County Durham, the council installed hidden CCTV at known hotspots. But when they…

pheasant crumble

Thanks to our reader Dominic Russell for sharing this delicious recipe for pheasant crumble. The pheasant was courtesy of Caswell Farm shoot, near to where Dominic lives. He says it…

man shooting in cornfield

Know the gun safety rules. You can read up on them here Respond to an invitation promptly -whether you can accept or not Do not cancel an invitation to shoot…

high pheasant shooting

When it comes to shooting high pheasants the most important thing is having experience. Lead is important. However maintaining a good line is crucial as the birds can slide a…