gundog with gamebird

Q:  My gundog eats game instead of returning and leaving it. Twice last season my Labrador ate 
a brace of partridges laid to cool in the back of the pickup.…

alcohol, guns and the law

An alarming viral email was recently widely distributed among members of the shooting community. It alleged that shoots will be specifically targeted by police with breathalyser tests over the Christmas…

shooting doubles

SHOOTING TIPS: Left & rights: Mark from Grimsthorpe Shooting Ground shows you how to tackle those elusive left and rights.

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…