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…

Shooting Awards 2020 winners

So who won in the Shooting Awards 2020? Best clay cartridges (by public vote) Gold: Gamebore White Gold. Silver: Hull Sporting 100 Bronze: Eley Hawk VIP Steel ProEco Wad (clay)…

UK shooting season gamebirds

The pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting seasons are now open and it's not long until the season opens for some deer in Scotland. Find out when the seasons open with…

Baikal shotguns

So why do Baikal shotguns get such good press? They’re not beautiful. Maybe not, but Baikal guns achieve two things that shooters are looking for. They are inexpensive and reliable.…

Deer stalkers scanning the hill

Our experts have reviewed 14 rifles for deer stalking that have proven popular and ranked highly with our reviewers. Choosing a calibre Consider the calibre that will fit your deer…

Crows with sheep

New general licences expire soon Are general licences going to become unworkable again? Last year the three main general licences for the shooting and trapping of pest birds (GL34, GL35…

PCP air rifles best for shooting rabbits

We’ve looked around for some cheap PCP air rifles that still do the job, for budgets of up to £500 and under £1000. Once you’ve bought the airgun you’ll be…

Shooter with single-barrelled shotgun

A single-shot, single-barrelled shotgun is not popular these days. The guns are looked down upon as somehow ‘less than’. When I began my shooting life under my father’s instruction, I…

buying a first gun

It's never too soon to start looking at guns with a view to buying your first and any dealer will be happy to reserve a gun until your certificate arrives

red deer

The deer shooting season If you’re a keen stalker, then you’ll need to know which is the deer shooting season for the different species, and the different dates for stags…

Clay pigeon shooting guns

All the shotguns for clay pigeon shooting listed here are worthy to be mentioned. I’ve picked them out for a variety of reasons,  from the budget-busting ATA right up to…