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Monday, September 28, 2015

Eric Prior looks at the best, tried-and-tested decoying ideas that won’t break the bank, and shares some useful tips and tricks

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Five-spice partridge with ginger and soy cabbage

Chinese flavours add spice and warmth to common plate-fellows partridge and cabbage in this easy and delicious recipe, writes Laura Paton

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Picture by Nick Ridley

We are what we eat, and this is also true of our dogs. This month Vicky explains how a healthy digestive system works and how to spot the early signs of disease

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Monday, September 7, 2015
Quarter or half chokes are, for most shooters, the best choice for game and clays

Do you want to know your improved cylinder from your modified? Or does the concept of pellet spread leave you feeling baffled? Then read on and all will be revealed...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Bradley Smoker

Amazing flavours and a great way to maximise the meat you harvest. Dom Holtam gets smoky with the Bradley Digital Smoker

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Kit tests

Thursday, August 20, 2015

With your ‘ticket’ and gun in tow, it’s now time to buy your cartridges – but with so many to choose from, how do you make sure you’re getting the right ones for the job? James Marchington explains all

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The unpredictability of the woodpigeon makes for a very satisfying day's shooting

12 or 20? Long-barrelled or short? Semi or double? Mike looks at what options are best for tackling the peerless pigeon...

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Monday, July 27, 2015
The Beretta Silver Pigeon range offer value and integrity of manufacture as well as great engineering and design.

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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Latest News

Monday, September 21, 2015

The CLA announces that it will no longer be running the annual CLA Game Fair. This decision includes cancelling the planned event scheduled to be at Ragley Hall in 2016

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
Ground owner Charlie Denoon with Kirsty Keeton. Picture: Fabio De Paola

A unique and rare opportunity to purchase one of the top clay pigeon shooting grounds in the UK is being made available through a Nottinghamshire estate agency.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Picture: Guy Dixon

Couldn’t make it to the Game Fair? Ian Coley Sporting is hosting a Gunmakers’ Row-themed Open Day with a record number of manufacturers in attendance

Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Kennel Club is looking for lady field trial handlers

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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

Ask the experts

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I went to a small shoot at a village fete with a friend the other day and when he was being shown the pair of birds, he was closing his gun and following the targets with it. I thought this was against the rules?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Bruised elder leaves have been proven to keep insects at bay

Is there a natural insect repellent we can use on our shoot? We don’t like DEET as it’s really bad for dogs if they accidentally get sprayed or lick our hands. We are plagued by horseflies so we’ll try anything once.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Picture: Diggory Hadoke

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

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?

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