Gallery: Mappowder shoot

Gallery: Mappowder shoot

Tony Jackson spends a day at the Mappowder shoot in Dorset, where the quality of the shooting and the sociable atmosphere created by all involved is second to none

Shooting wildfowling targets

It's that time of year again, so it's time for the duck and goose shooters among us to look at wildfowling targets and the way they're presented on the shooting ground.

How do we get pheasants to fly towards the guns?

We have one woodland drive on our farm shoot where it's difficult to get pheasants to fly forward towards the guns. Can we rectify the problem? We are driving the wood towards the release wood and that last season we did not encounter this difficulty.