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Latest Features

Friday, January 12, 2018

Vic Harker presents his selection of the best cartridges to tackle those high flying pheasants which, teamed with good judgement, will help ensure clean humane kills

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Tim Maddam’s beautiful slow-roast duck recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious... perfect for wamring the cockles on chilly winter nights

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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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Friday, January 12, 2018

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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Find out what’s on at the popular event and try your luck with our ticket giveaway… simply fill in the form below!

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Kit tests

Friday, January 12, 2018

This 20-bore Beretta impresses with its mechanical and conceptual elegance, excellent handling and lack of recoil... Mike Yardley is in love!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Diggory Hadoke lets us in on his tricks of the trade with a recipe for the perfect stock oil, and a step by step guide to refinishing your wooden stock

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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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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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