Sir Barney White-Spunner quits LAG

Sir Barney White-Spunner has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG), citing a “lost confidence” in the group chairman John Swift. The LAG was set up under in April 2010 at the behest of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the RSPB, to advise Defra on any risks to wildlife,…

French forest boar drive

This January, I was thrilled to be asked back to France by my old deerstalking guest Thomas and his father, Gilles, to take part in two driven shoots on boar and deer. How could I refuse? I was to experience another ‘Le chasse en battue’, what a treat! The quarry…

Picking-up with a Sealyham terrier

I get a real buzz out of watching any kind of “working” dog do what it was bred for, whether that is a hard-going spaniel tearing apart a bramble bush to extract a wily old cock pheasant, a Labrador taking the line of a 100-yard runner or a lurcher working…

Supplementary feeding the birds

Winter and spring are difficult times for game and wildlife. Habitat is in short supply having been beaten down by strong winds and sharp frosts, and the climate is cold, which coupled with a scarcity of food puts demands on fat reserves and body condition. Many gamekeepers are aware of…

Havens in our hedges

Hedges define farmed landscapes and are important habitats for many birds and other wildlife. Gamekeepers and shooting folk have long recognised the importance of hedges for gamebirds, both in the nesting season for wild birds and dispersal routes from woodland release pens for reared pheasants. They also help provide some…

Chopitea Side-by-Side 12-bore Boxlock Ejector Shotgun for sale

A private seller is selling this great example of a Chopitea Side-by-Side 12-bore Boxlock Ejector Shotgun for sale at £325! This gun is in excellent condition especially considering that it was manufactured in 1973. The barrels show some light signs of use but are in good condition. The bores are…

Swedish shooting support

Did you know that 94 per cent of Green voters support hunting? Needless to say that is not in the UK, but rather in Sweden. Even their Liberal Party shows more than 90 per cent support and when Swedish hunting associations host a moose hunt for politicians it is attended…

WIN a Yukon Night Vision Scope worth £400!

“The Photon XT is good value for money and would be my choice” said rifle expert Bruce Potts – and now it could be yours, just answer a simple question.   The Yukon Advanced Optics Photon XT 4.6×42 S Digital night vision scope now features a digital reticle, with the…

BERETTA 682 GOLD E

Beretta 682 Gold E for sale

A private seller is selling this great example of a Beretta 682 Gold E for sale at £1,495. FEATURES: – 30″ Sporting with O/U barrels – Set of 5 optima bore chokes (red, blue, yellow, green, black) – 14.1/2’’ stock – trigger to mid butt – Spare 1″ BUTT –…

Could you be the next CLA Game Chef of the Year?

Last year semi-finals and finals of the inaugural CLA Game Chef  of the Year in association with The Field took place at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace. It was an exciting and fun event and hugely popular with the audience. The two finalists, one amateur and one professional, battled…

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…