Roe buck

English and Welsh roe heads review 2014

Last November, new guidelines for the European species within the CIC’s Red Book — the “bible” of international trophy measuring — were published for internal use. The changes, in principle, will provide greater consistency of measuring throughout a species’ range and provide the trophy judges with clearer technical information. These…

Don’t let secret camera fears derail crucial corvid trap study, says GWCT

Potential participants in an important corvid trap study in Scotland shouldn’t be put off by fears of covert surveillance, the Scottish government forensics laboratory Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) and Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) have said. The study, which looks at how and where traps are…

The Printed Cup Company (Advertorial)

When your guests are drinking their beverage of choice at elevenses, be it sloe gin, champagne or even mulled wine to keep themselves warm on these cold winter days, how do you want to present their drink to them? Here at the Printed Cup Company we are pleased to offer…

Sportsmans retains location despite shooting ground closure

Sportsmans retains location despite shooting ground closure

Sportsman Gun Centre, a specialist retailer of hunting and shooting merchandise, has announced that their Southern Counties store will continue to supply sporting goods to the Dorset area for the foreseeable future, despite the Southern Counties Shooting Ground in Wardon Hill having been closed on 5th January 2015.   The Sportsmans will carry…

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Improve your technique with the Shooting Times Ultimate Guide to Better Shooting, available only as a download for tablets and smartphones. In this packed 80-page step-by-step guide, we cover the essentials to ensure you shoot better in the field. With practical advice on gunfit, the correct stance, gun mount and understanding…

Look out for bird flu, shoots told

The shooting community has been asked to be extra vigilant after an outbreak of bird flu at a duck farm near Driffield in East Yorkshire. DEFRA officials issued a statement confirming the presence of bird flu at the farm and an order establishing restriction zones on Saturday 16 November. A…

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Enjoy everything that is rich about game shooting this Christmas with a subscription to Shooting Gazette. Packed full of reviews, features, stunning photography and comment and analysis from some of the most informed, humerous and well-respected names driven shooting, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to satisfy our…

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How to keep predators out of your pheasant pen

Imagine the scene: a young fox is out for his usual evening stroll, hunting for his own supper now that mum has kicked him out. Meanwhile, you have just settled several hundred succulent pheasant poults in your pen in one of his favourite woods. As he wanders by he gets…

Improve your game shooting tecnique

Which instructor will improve your game shooting technique?

Edward Watson: Nobody, no matter how good their game shooting technique, should ever forget that practice is the best way to improve maintain a polished game shooting technique. It is so important that everyone who has a game shooting lesson comes away happy to have spent the money and, most…

UK hopes for Commonwealth Games shooting glory

UK hopes for Commonwealth Games shooting glory

It’s traditional for sporting interests to shift to Scotland in the summer. Think of an image of fine-weather fieldsports in Britain and chances are it’ll be something Scottish – red stags on the high tops of the Caledonian hills; salmon and trout slinking beneath the surface of great rivers; and…

Changing attitudes to firearms

“A great deal, of late, has been said and has been written against shooting. It has been denounced as unnatural, cruel, useless, and absurd.” I like that, but the words are not mine. They were written in 1876 by Wildfowler, the nom de plume of Lewis Clement, who was to…

My puppy is scared of people

Originally published June 2007 PETER BLATCH says: This type of behaviour is not uncommon among pups’ of this age – especially those which have not been humanised and have led something of a pressured and sheltered life in a kennel. The best way to deal with this is to get…