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…

rifle accuracy checks

Advice on how to get your firearm certificate with information on what police are looking for, what counts as good reason to own a firearm and what variations are

preparing for the new season

If your gun fit is good then your shooting is more likely to be fluid and accurate. If it’s wrong, then the gun won’t point exactly where you want it…

English springer spaniels

If you’re relatively new to the gundog world (or maybe even something of an old hand) there may well be abbreviations and gundog commands that aren’t very familiar. After all,…

gundog in crate in car

The social media post has become all too familiar: a picture of a dog, an appeal, a phone number, the details of the crime. The comments, too, are depressingly recognisable…

AYA Legend De Luxe 20 bore

I can remember in the 1970s as 
a youngster reading Shooting Times and scanning all the 
adverts for guns that I admired, from the significantly expensive handmade English guns to…

best wellies for the field

It’s been raining a lot the last few months, so a sturdy pair of rubber boots which keep the water out are an essential part of an outdoor wardrobe. We…

Sako Finnlight 2

The new Sako Finnlight 2 — based on the hugely popular Sako 85 action — is a leap towards stalking rifle perfection. There is still the well-proportioned synthetic stock, stainless…

Gamekeeper's pie

Gamekeeper’s pie recipe Ingredients For the mince 100ml  Water 5ml     Rapeseed oil 60g     Diced onion 3g       Garlic puree 2g       Chopped thyme 1          Large diced carrot 1/2      Small diced swede…

culling hinds

Investigating lead alternatives for deer The lead versus non-toxic debate is nothing new to those of us actively involved in the management of deer. This isn’t going to be an…