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Wed, 11:58

With his young pea crop in peril, Andy targets a dual menace from avian invaders

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tajine

Impress your friends and family with this pigeon dish that’s easy to prepare but packs an aromatic punch, writes Rebecca Green

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Gundog in action!

A quick search for #gundogs on Instagram gives you an abundance of action packed photographs of our four legged friends. From vislas and pointers, to spaniels and retrievers; here’s a selection of our top pictures for you to enjoy. If you’ve taken some great shots of your gundog whilst out and about, why not share them with us on Facebook and Twitter? Find us at www.facebook.com/sportingshootermagazine or @SportingSMag.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Always check out the environment or ‘classroom’ around you before starting to work with your dog

Howard Kirby’s essential advice for gundog handlers at all levels and stages of training

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Spread the puree over the crostini, arrange the pigeon on top and garnish with pea shoots

It might look a bit posher than your average beans on toast, but this dish is still quick to prepare and celebrates the best that the season has to offer, writes Laura Paton

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Kit tests

Mon, 14:41

Mike loves a 32-inch 20-bore... and a Silver Pigeon. So this gun should be perfect for him... shouldn’t it?

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Monday, July 20, 2015
As a general rule, though, if you have only one gun it should be a 12-bore

Now you’ve got your certificate it’s time to buy a gun – but which one? There’s a lot to think about so here’s James Marchington’s advice to help you pick the right option

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A view to a kill: Although the gun performed well on test, overall it just missed the mark for Mike

Mike is shaken, but not entirely stirred, by the new Browning 725 Black Edition, which features some clever and impressive mechanical changes

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Monday, June 8, 2015
You can get a feel for shotgun shooting without needing a certificate – go out with a friend who is happy to let you take a few shots with their gun while they supervise you closely.

James Marchington talks us through the steps of how to get your shotgun certificate – it isn’t as hard as you might think!

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Chudleys Performance - Best for active dogs

From complete dry foods to supplements, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right food for your gundog...

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Kennel Club is looking for lady field trial handlers who wish to be considered for the Gavosie Gundog Trophy for the 2014 – 15 season

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Win an amazing Blaser R8 Professional Success worth over £3,650 in our exclusive competition

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Here’s your chance to ‘try before you buy’ and receive expert advice and tuition - but places are limited, so get your skates on...

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Countryside Alliance is urging its members and supporters to take part in the National Rural Crime Survey, the largest ever survey to investigate the true impact of crime on communities in rural areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Picture: Keith Cann

BASC is asking shoots to help beekeepers for the benefit of bees, the countryside and shoots

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

If I buy a gun in an auction, do I have any comeback if it is found to be out of proof?

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Picture: Laurie Campbell

There is a lot of talk regarding releasing lynx into the UK at the moment. Do you think that they could become a common sight over here, and what do you think their impact might be on our wildlife?

Friday, June 5, 2015

I am booked on a driven hunt in Poland and am worried about travelling with my rifle. Would it be easier to borrow a gun over there?

Friday, June 5, 2015

I am off to a simulated game day this summer, but last year I really struggled with them. I am an occasional game and clay shooter and I found the sheer number of clays coming over at once really off-putting. Also, my shoulder was killing me by the end of the day from the sheer volume of cartridges fired. Do you have any tips?

Monday, May 18, 2015
Picture: Dom Holtam

I often end up with a surplus of venison and there is only so much stew you can eat… so to expand my culinary repertoire I am considering investing in sausage making gear. Is it worth the hassle or should I stick to burgers?

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