Zeiss Conquest V4

All day airgun action with the new ZEISS Conquest V4

More and more of us are thinking about sustainability when we make purchases these days and we’re also looking to make purchases for longevity of use. Such requirements are exemplified by the ZEISS Conquest V4. Something that probably comes as no surprise. After all, the precision of German manufacturing is…

dog with tongue out

Virbac: A kinder option and reversible solution to castration

Neutering is one of the most important decisions an owner can make regarding their dog’s health. As well as preventing unintended mating, neutering can be beneficial in preventing specific hormone (testosterone) related diseases and can help in the  management of some behavioural issues. In the UK, surgical neutering – or…

Roe deer

Win a roe deer stalking experience in Scotland

Scotland is renowned internationally as a unique sporting destination that offers visitors outstanding fur, feather, and fin sporting experiences amongst dramatic and unparalleled landscapes. Search through over 100 sporting providers offering all country sports in Scotland from game shooting to deer stalking, fishing, and sport friendly accommodation. We operate on…

Do different dog breeds need different food?

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was reputed to be eating around 12,000 calories a day when training for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. But in an interview he quashed that rumour, saying that nobody could really eat that much and that in his prime he was probably really eating 8000 calories…

Keepering kit in the 1960s

How keepering kit has improved

In rural pubs across the country — the ones that are still open at least — you’ll always find some old boy who’ll tell you life was much better in years gone by. Old keepers often express similar sentiments. I’m not sure, though. I think keepering kit has vastly improved.…

Feeding puppies

One of the most confusing issues when bringing home a new gundog puppy is what to feed and how often to feed the new arrival, but in truth to ensure a healthy strong pup proper feeding should have started weeks before the little ones even take their first breath. Energy…

coppicing in action

How to create an ideal pheasant drive

Tree planting is one of the Government’s key measures to achieve carbon net zero in the UK by 2030. This sounds as if it is great news for the pheasant. Our most popular gamebird is, after all, a creature of the woods. (Read more about the different types of pheasant…

Ruger rifles – future proof classics

The legendary 10/22 rimfire rifle When Ruger launched its new 10/22 rimfire semi-automatic rifle to the American market  back in 1964, its popularity surpassed the company’s wildest dreams. As a result of the brand’s success Ruger became a publicly listed company in 1969.   In 1978, 14 years after its launch,…

Micheldever tires

Gamekeepers get the grip with General Tire

One of the less obvious skills associated with gamekeeping is the ability to drive all kinds of vehicles to complete the day-to-day tasks of the job. It is therefore not uncommon for them to be expected to operate 4x4s, pick-up trucks or ATVs when working on estates.  The work of…