pheasant pie

Pheasant pie with sausagemeat Ingredients: 2 pheasant breasts 150g puff pastry 6 chopped chestnuts 1 sausage (skinned) 2 tbsp mashed potato 2 chopped spring onions handful chopped parsley salt and…

best binoculars for hunting

What size of binoculars would you recommend for deer stalking? Is there a good compromise that can be used for both woodland and open hill work?

English setter

Gun dog health: My dog has always lost a lot of weight towards the middle of the shooting season.

choke

First, what is a shotgun choke? Choke is a narrowing or constriction at the muzzle end of the barrels that reduces the breadth of the shot charge or pattern, so…

building a pigeon hide

Pigeon shooting: Is it okay to build a hide in the centre of a field or is it best to stick to the hedgerows and margins?

Choosing a foxing rifle

Choosing which foxing rifle best suits your needs is not necessarily straightforward as varying circumstances will dictate different choices. The first basic decision has to be whether you intend to…

wildfowler on foreshore

Before we start, I should point out that cartridge choice is personal preference and you need to do your research to find one that suits your needs, gun and quarry.…

tweed shooting coats

Who doesn’t love tweed shooting coats?   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Farlows (@farlowsuk) on Jan 18, 2018 at 9:33am PST Tweed is a quintessential…

cleaning a stalking rifle

Thinking about getting your firearms certificate? If you already have a shotgun certificate, it makes sense to apply for what is known as a “coterminous” certificate. This basically means that…

Hungarian wirehaired vizsla

I am thinking of buying a Hungarian vizsla as a hunting/hawking dog and which would also be a family pet, but I know little about the breed. Is there a…

pigeon shooting kit Browning Maxus

I believe in keeping it simple. I’m not one for having loads of kit and gadgets (though I have nothing against anybody who does), I just prefer to rely on…