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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claire Zambuni explains the factors that influenced her choice

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The process of turning a rabbit into a nutritious meal begins before you even pull the trigger.

A rabbit for the pot: you’ve shot your rabbit, but now what? How do you ensure you prepare it properly for eating? James explains all...

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Friday, June 19, 2015
The balls, the food and the training are in your court now!

For both puppy and owner, structure, repetition and consistency are important in training. It’s essential to set goals in order to know what you are trying to achieve and a time frame you hope to achieve these goals in.

Using a hoop in your gundog’s early training can instil the perfect delivery to hand from your pup. We recommend the ‘Working for a Living’ programme, which is designed to develop your puppy by teaching it to come, sit, stay and walk to heel. The training is reward based and provided your dog is driven for food, you will achieve results. So the balls, the food and the training are in your court now!

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Puppy training

So many of the problem dog behaviours we occur on a daily basis are behaviours that with better puppy management can be avoided. But prevention really is better than cure – so just what can we do to prevent problem behaviours developing in young puppies?

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
A beginner's guide

A recent invite to clay shoot at Prescott Shooting School, Gloucestershire, was an offer I couldn’t refuse - but with no previous experience I was anxious as to what to expect. After searching the net for a beginner’s perspective I found that they were all written by professionals when I really wanted a back to basics guide on the lingo and processes involved in the sport. I now give you… beginner’s guide to clay pigeon shooting!

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Kit tests

Monday, June 8, 2015

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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Friday, June 5, 2015
The classic Beretta 600 series action is low profile

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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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Picture: Mike Yardley

Fun, eccentric, a delight to shoot, and with enviable dynamics, what’s not to like about the AyA No.4 .410 side-by-side?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Savage Model 42

The Model 42 is the perfect pest control tool and is also great for youngsters

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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...

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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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Picture: Philip Hollis

Countryside Alliance secures recognition for gundogs and hunt kennels in Welsh dog breeding guidance

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Seeland has launched a national family clay challenge, as part of its promotion of the new multi-disciplined Winster Family – a practical clothing range that bridges the gap between clay and game shooting.

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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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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?

Monday, May 18, 2015
Picture: Sparsholt

The farm I currently shoot rabbits on has now given me permission to control the foxes and deer. I intend to apply for a variation but I am unsure whether to apply for two separate calibres or one all-rounder?

Monday, April 20, 2015
Picture: Don Brunt

Is there a correct and an incorrect way to carry your gun when in its slip? Someone told me I was doing it wrong the other day, but I thought it was just a question of what is most comfortable for you?

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