HRH the Princess Royal has visited the Game Conservancy Trust's Allerton project to see the innovative wildlife-friendly techniques being developed there for the benefit of the environment and wildlife.

I have been told I cannot ride my ride-on lawnmower around headlands or set-aside to go pigeon shooting. Apparently you can't do anything on set-aside, not even put pheasant pens…

Why do some shots kill better?

Why do fast crossing or overhead pigeons always seem to be killed more cleanly than slow and straight on birds?

With big cats such as panthers roaming the countryside would it be legal for somebody out shooting foxes and vermin to shoot such an animal given the chance?

I took up shooting 18 months ago and have only shot Sporting. I would like to have a go at English Skeet but the lads I knock around with aren't…

What constitutes a trained gun dog?

I say it should have been worked in the shooting field but a friend says it's fully trained when it retrieves dummies, responds to whistle commands and follows hand signals?

I have put a lot of weight on and it's noticeable that my Sporting scores have gone into gradual decline ever since. Why is this? I feel as fit as…

Can you recommend a suitable seat for using in a pigeon hide? I've just had an operation for haemorrhoids - caused, the doctor says - by sitting too often on…

I caught a feral ferret last Saturday and it's as wild as a hawk. Have I got any chance of domesticating it again? I've also been given a set of…