Every time I pick up a pump-action shotgun I still feel a slight vibration as my ancestors turn in their graves. Traditionalists, they would all have been horrified to see…

shooting in fog

Richard Brigham's beginner's guide to shooting in bad weather explains how our varied climate can make or break a shooter's day

best game guns

We’ve picked out eight of the best game guns around. Tips for buying a shotgun for gameshooting First, you will want something durable that handles well and you feel comfortable…

Rooks by a rookery

Few birds divide opinion like the rook. On the one hand we have farmers, who often endure massive damage to crops at certain times of the year, and on the…

gundog mouthing game

I took my 18 month-old Labrador shooting for the first time this season, allowing him to pick no more than two birds on each of the three outings.

what is lamping

Lamping is a simple procedure of shining a light around an area until a rabbit (or rat) is spotted, and the dog is then sent to get it. Lamping with…

AYA Legend De Luxe

Every now and then a new gun comes on the market that sends ripples of excitement through the shooting community. Spanish gun maker AYA is part of shooting folklore and…

shoot briefing

Whether it’s your first shoot day or the first one of the season, how can you best prepare for it and get the most out of the day? Shoot location…

Struggling with recoil

The Labour Party has released its Animal Welfare Manifesto, which includes a 
number of proposals that could affect 
the future of shooting. The 10-page document, announced recently by Sue Hayman,…