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Game shooting

Ecologist Alex Hatton continues his series by looking at how you can make the best use of the land types you have to improve your shoot and increase game

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Where do you begin when taking on an area of land to shoot over? Ecologist Alex Hatton talks us through the process he followed to improve the habitat he acquired

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How to shoot pheasants

Friday, January 12, 2018

Whatever the pheasant’s height – or your ability – follow Steve Rawsthorne’s advice to ensure you kill it cleanly

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The oversupply of game meat is a hot topic on shoots this season, and rightly so. Phil Moorsom looks at what efforts are being made to better utilise this healthy food source

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Shoot days are exciting and good fun, but safety in the field is no joking matter. Phil Moorsom offers some advice on how to handle the awkward situation of a fellow shooter being deemed unsafe

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Find out all there is to know about bore sizes - and a little on choke, back-boring and proof - from the gunsmiths at The Gunshop at Botley

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Our resident woodcock numbers are dwindling and, as responsible shooters, we know you will want to do what you can to halt that decline. Mike Swan tells us what we can do to help

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Could the tidal wave of modern technology that has engulfed the hunting world spell trouble for the ethical future of the sport?

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Sound advice for gamekeepers on how best to hold their birds and ensure they are in the drives, not wandering off into next door’s property, come shoot day, from Tim Weston, NGO

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A guide to walked-up shooting

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bite-sized tips and techniques to ensure you make every shot count when walking-up birds or rough shooting

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Steve Rawsthorne from Holland & Holland teaches us the best technique for shooting driven partridge; take note if you are going partridge shooting this season

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