clay pigeon shooting in Yorkshire

Clay pigeon shooting in Yorkshire – where should you go?

We’ve listed some of the best clay pigeon shooting in Yorkshire available. Two of the clay grounds featured here have a cast iron reputation for showing the highest driven clays in the UK. If you can do a job on what they throw into the stratosphere then you’ll be well…

best clayshooting cartridges

We looked for the best clay cartridges around – here’s what we found

Nowadays there is a whole selection of cartridges designed specifically for clays. Some are general-purpose, some for specific disciplines like trap and skeet and some are dedicated competition cartridges for 12-bore, 20-bore, .410 and even 28-bore. The golden rule for finding the best clayshooting cartridges is to pick the one…

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9 of the best wellies for the field

A sturdy pair of rubber boots which keep the water out are an essential part of an outdoor wardrobe. We looked into the subject and found some pairs which will last the course. You might find cheaper but these have decent soles, are properly made, many are adjustable and they…

Extinction Rebellion plans mass trespass of the countryside for Saturday 24th April

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion is mobilising supporters to trespass on private land to protest against being denied access to “92% of the land in England” which they claim “is being criminally misused.” It is scheduled for Saturday 24th April and participants are being encouraged to: “Peacefully climb over no…

dog beds

Seven of the best gundog beds around

We recently wrote about the amount of time a dog spends asleep and as you might expect, it’s quite a bit of the day (and night of course). So a welcoming bed is what your faithful companion deserves. We’ve searched out eight washable gun dog beds that we think hit…

smoked mackerel recipe

A recipe for freshly-caught home-smoked mackerel

Smoked mackerel recipe Wild food is wild food and you don’t get much wilder than a summer mackerel straight off the hook. Mackerel is an oily fish and its quality can deteriorate pretty quickly. I like to eat them on the day or put them straight on ice to be…

how to call a fox

This is the kit you’ll need for going out foxing

When it comes to equipment for foxing, there’s so much conflicting advice around that I thought it would make sense to look at what’s actually used out in the field. In this enterprise I have chosen to focus on four experienced fox shooters, including me, Paul, my usual shooting partner,…

9 of the best gun slips

Gun slips are an essential accessory for shooters. Not just to protect the gun but to keep you and your shooting companions safe and remaining within the law. Guns should always be transported in a gun slip and always be in a gun slip if they’re not broken or aiming…

zeroing a rifle

How to zero your own rifle

How to zero your own rifle: Set up your rifle on a proper bench rest, making sure it is stable and secure so it will not move.