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Monday, December 4, 2017

Shoot days can be overwhelmingly exciting for gundogs - Howard tells us how to ensure you are prepared, and offers training advice if it does go wrong!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

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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Monday, November 27, 2017

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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Whether an experienced shooter or a complete beginner, this selection of the best clay grounds in the UK from Allcocks Outdoor Store will give you plenty of choice for your next outing

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Don’t get caught out by the legalities surrounding the employment of beaters and pickers-up on your shoot this season... read this advice from legal experts on the subject

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Kit tests

Monday, December 4, 2017

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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Monday, December 4, 2017

The ATA SP Bronze represents outstanding value for money and shoots like a gun with a much larger price tag, Mike Yardley discovers in this test and review

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Experience the Perazzi made-to-measure service offered by Bywell Shooting ground from start to happy finish

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Mike Yardley puts the Browning 725 20-bore Hunter model with 30” barrels to the test, in order to find out if it is the best gun for game shooting... in depth test and review

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Classic gun expert Diggory Hadoke sets out to build a ‘better-than-best’ brand-new sidelock ejector, for less money than you would pay one of the famous makers... the result is stunning

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Gundogs

Monday, December 4, 2017

Shoot days can be overwhelmingly exciting for gundogs - Howard tells us how to ensure you are prepared, and offers training advice if it does go wrong!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Ryan Kay makes sense of the genetics behind the coveted “red” spaniel gene, and explains why two red parents can sometimes make black puppies!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Working gundogs often need to travel in vehicles; here, vet Vicky Payne provides top tips for keeping dogs safe and happy while travelling, including dealing with travel sickness

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you’re going to take your gundog beating this seaosn, this training advice from Howard Kirby should ensure he stays under control and doesn’t ruin your day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Howard Kirby explains how to teach your gundog the ‘back’ retrieve... the ‘back’ retrieve can be a real asset on a shoot day

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Ask the experts

Monday, December 4, 2017

Advice from Quill Productions’ Graham Cocker on how to protect your pheasant feeders from rats...

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Monday, December 4, 2017

I’ve seen a few pheasants with bulgy eye... when should I start worrying? Rita Alves of Dalton’s Game Consultancy answers

Monday, November 13, 2017

How can I improve the number of shot birds in relation to the number put down... we never seem to get good returns! Graham Crocker replies...

Monday, November 13, 2017

I’d like to make sloe gin, but I need advice on the best time to pick the sloes... our expert Jonny Crockett replies, debunking the common myth about “the first frost”

Friday, October 6, 2017

Advice on keeping a young, fast working spaniel within controllable range when hunting, with Howard Kirby of Mullenscote Gundogs

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