In the depths of winter your 4×4 is a modern day workhorse. It’s expected to sail through fields of mud, coast through swollen rivers – basically take whatever is thrown…

CPSA Awards

The Taunton born shooter received the award having been voted for by CPSA members from a shortlist of five contenders, which also featured fellow Olympic bronze medallist Steve Scott. When…

Clumber spaniel

A Clumber spaniel won an any variety field trial last month — the first time this breed has done so in living history and only the second time since field trials began. The victory…

Clay shooting

A: Congratulations on receiving your invitation to shoot. However, before you mount a gun to shoot at any sentient creature, you need to have plenty of practice at clays. Go to a good…

Sprocker debate

Earlier this month, I did something I’d never done before: I bought a copy of The Sun. I’d had a tip-off that the paper included a gundog news story, and sure enough, on the cover…

Will Garfit chooses dream pigeon shooting team

The first would have to be the late Archie Coats, father of modern pigeon shooting. He was like a sporting father to me as friend, tutor and influence, for better or for worse. He was a superb shot…

Shooting automatic ball trap

Automatic ball trap is challenging For the gameshooter, most trap disciplines are ideal for building up the reflexes often needed for walked-up shooting – where game will be going away and may be rising. For…

Man with shot load in field

A: The debate on shot size is always an interesting one and many people, particularly of my father’s generation, grew up shooting nothing but Eley Impax 28gram No.7s at everything. Now I come across lots of people…

Donald Trump

A golden quiff, beady eye and ability to dominate the crowd. Obviously we’re talking about Western China’s golden pheasant – a bird which has been attracting a lot of attention…

stopping a gundog running-in

1. Favourite .22lr rifles Which rimfire rifle should you choose? Should you go for a heavy varmint barrel? Will you choose a synthetic or more traditional wood stock? Opt for the ability…

Enter Shooting Industry Awards 2017

It is time to enter Time Inc’s annual Shooting Industry Awards, the only awards of its kind to acknowledge the UK Shooting Industry’s achievements and innovations throughout the previous year.…

Charity clay shoots fundraising

Charity clay shoots proving popular and successful Clayshooters are now using their skills and enthusiasm to benefit many good causes and  celebrities are also getting in on the act. Recently…

spaniel working cover

A: The more naturally you introduce her to working different types of cover, the better. Throwing a dummy into cover can make the process confrontational. If she is caused any pain by the entry, this could…