We are already doing great things, but with a few tweaks we can make our shoots so much more wildlife friendly, says Dr Roger Draycott

Pigeon and wild mushroom recipe

Mark Gough prepares a meal that can be rustled up in minutes, with ingredients sourced from the woods.

Game licences and game dealers licences were abolished in Scotland with effect from 7 April 2011 when the new Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill was passed

Nick Ridley sees what a pack of Sealyhams can do when he joins them in action on a chicken farm, hunting down that most persistent of foes – the common…

long-range bullets

Most of us shoot no further than 150 yards, but some pest controllers have to take longer shots. George Wallace looks at the bullets that work best at long-range

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In this week’s issue: Home Nations shooters win 22 medals Harrier brood management debated A full house of Glorious grouse? What to do with our burgeoning boar Scurrying favour with…

GWCT Loddington shoot

How much more evidence will they have to amass before countryside saviours GWCT are listened to by the Government? asks Editor-at-Large, Robin Scott.

first gun a Baikal

The reason, like the guns themselves, is simple. Baikal shotguns were – and still are – cheap and reliable. In the UK they have brought thousands of people with very…

European elections reveal a promising level of support for shooting in Brussels, reports Jeffrey Olstead

Browning B725 Sporter

The Browning B725 Sporter is a wholly new gun and carries a modern look, but it isn’t a radical departure from what we are used to

In the summer, venison makes for a much tastier and healthier barbecue than beef. This venison recipe offers a simple dish that is rich with flavour and quick to cook.…

sporting gun august 2014

In the August 2014 issue: Pigeon shooting: harvest is here! Silence over the stubbles Fox ambush Gundog training Wildlife friendly shooting Rabbit control: Leave it to the lurchers Gamekeeping in…

To spin or not to spin – that is the question. Of all the questions that I get asked when I run BASCs pigeon courses, the one that crops up…

As the roebuck season is underway, George Wallace considers his favourite short-barelled roe rifles for off-hand woodland shooting

By Peter Wilson The World Class Programme (WCP) is one of the best-kept secrets of shooting. There seems to be reluctance on behalf of UK Sport and British Shooting, the…

My pump action has a custom paint job, which helps blend it in to the surroundings and the 3.5in chamber gives me the possibilities of a range of ammunition. The…

DTL and Olympic skeet champion Jim Sheffield has had great results with the Gracoil recoil reducing system

Neil Baldock is a gamekeeper working on a low-ground shoot in Wiltshire. The farm comprises of 600 acres of mixed arable and small woodlands that were planted specifically for shooting.…