Tikka T3x

What can be said that has not been said a thousand times before with the Tikka T3? This Scandinavian sporting rifle has proved a firm favourite in Britain and is…

cartridges for clayshooting

Clay pigeon or competition cartridges are a manufacturer’s delight because they are the big seller, more so than dedicated pigeon or game cartridges. They can represent, on average, as much as…

Young Shots in Action

Various shooting grounds across the country are hosting Young Shots days to get young people involved in shooting during the summer holidays. Purdey Young Shots course at West London Shooting…

Game Scotch Eggs

Game Scotch Eggs – serves 6 Ingredients 12 quail eggs 400g game mince salt and pepper 1 tsp English mustard 100g flour, seasoned with salt and pepper 3 eggs, beaten…

House martins

When we moved into our current Norfolk home there were house martins nesting under the eaves, but there aren’t any now. Some people dislike the mess made by these delightful…

Labrador in water

Q: My wife and I would like to buy a Labrador for me to take out once it is trained, as I shoot occasionally. We have found a reputable breeder near us,…

ferreting questions

1. What do you do about ferreting in the summer months? How a keen ferreter makes best use of this ‘downtime’. 2. Will ferreting regularly make my ferrets tame? How are…

Red deer

Here is our list of open seasons for the various species of deer when you can go out stalking. (Dates are inclusive.) Red Stags England and Wales: 1 August –…

Cocker spaniel in field

How can I improve my spaniel’s picking up skills? The gundogs in question are 10-month-old litter brothers – one is a good hunter, the other bad at retrieving. What can be…

midge proof clothing

When the dark cloud descends, it’s not usually a rain cloud that ruins your day of shooting, but a swarm of midges biting your exposed flesh. We have rounded up…