September 20 2014 Latest news:
Make this season one to remember and treat yourself to a sporting adventure. James Marchington picks some winners
Howard’s guide on what to brush up on with your gundog before venturing out into the field
Vic Harker looks at the latest offerings for the challenging sport grouse shooting represents, and the newest developments in non-toxic loads for duck
If you missed the game fair or didn’t make it to see everyone along Gunmakers’ Row, here is Mike Yardley’s account of the bumper crop of exciting new shotguns
William Powell’s new high spec Perdix both impresses and surprises Mike, being solid, well-finished and well-priced
Beware the man with one gun, they say… but how do you make sure it’s the right gun?
What makes Swarovski products so special? Rebecca Green goes behind the scenes at the Swarovski Optik factory in Austria to find out
Pigeon shooters can breathe a sigh of relief following the news that Natural England has abolished its ‘shoo don’t shoot’ proposals following a General Licences consultation
Sparsholt College announces details of the first of this year’s open days
More than 1,000 areas of land used for shooting have been signed up to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s (BASC) Green Shoots Mapping programme, a secure online system which records species and habitats of national importance found on land managed for shooting.
Details of the first of two wildfowling awareness days to be held this season have been announced by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
The season started early at Lady’s Wood Shooting School in Gloucestershire
Any advice on how to handle large deer carcasses in the field?
A friend and I shot behind someone the other day who took ages between calling for pairs. They lined up their shells, pointed at the break points, closed the gun, opened it again, and this went on for what seemed like an eternity. I appreciate that a pre-shot routine is important to some people, but this must have taken a good 20-25 seconds between finishing one pair and starting the next.
Why do I always see so many pigeons at the side of the road. Is it because the tractors spill so much wheat or grain?
I’ve been told that there are some trees that you shouldn’t use for cooking with. Is this true, and which would be best for BBQ skewers?
We seem to be inundated with grey squirrels and they’re causing quite a nuisance around all our pheasant hoppers, not only eating the wheat but chewing through the plastic barrels. Is there a good way to deal with them? We’re a part-time syndicate and can only really do weekends, so trapping is out of the question.