September Stubble

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:00 am

The grouse season may have begun – but for
most of us mere mortals game shooting starts
with partridge. Don Brunt looks forward to September and gives his expert advice on how best to take this uniquely challenging game

Preparing for Glory

Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:00 am

Nick Hollick from Honesberie Shooting School gets readers up to scratch on grouse shooting ahead of the Glorious Twelfth

The location of this year's game fair will be at Ragley Hall

The Game Fair 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:16 am

The Game Fair is back celebrating its 58th year by returning to the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall, 29-31 July. The annual event will include everything from clay shooting to gundog displays, fishing to falconry, show jumping to ferreting, artisan

Driving snipe

Spotlight on snipe

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 9:32 am

Editor Pete Carr looks at the methods, equipment and areas involved in the pursuit of this diminutive and elusive wader found in bog and marsh The tiny snipe makes up for its lack in stature for the sport it always

Drive Game

Partidge perfection

Friday, July 1, 2016, 11:00 am

Melissa Volpi travels northward to Kinpurnie Estate to find a partridge shoot like no other, with a team of keepers who truly love what they do It’s just gone 6:30am. Craig and Alana Downie (dressed in a kilt and tweeds


Orkney onslaught

Friday, July 1, 2016, 9:03 am

Between gale-force winds, blizzards and driving rain, James Marchington and Gary Green catch some extreme wildfowling opportunities on Orkney We are on Orkney, a remarkable group of islands 10 miles off the northern tip of Scotland. The isles have strong

When your dog walks to heel make sure it keeps an even pace

Testing times

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:45 pm

Summer is coming, and with it the competition season. Are you and your dog prepared? Ian Clinton writes for iShoot. At this time of year I expect many of you with working gundogs are thinking of entering a gundog working

Grouse shooting will be allowed to continue on Ilkley Moor

Sense over extremism

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:18 pm

A press release issued by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has praised the decision of Bradford City Council “for choosing sense over extremism by allowing grouse shooting to continue on Ilkley Moor.” The statement reads: The City

HPR breeds work on air scent, rather than ground scents. It is remarkable however that they are able to adapt to many different situations.

The science of scent

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 10:45 am

Knowing about scent can give us a bit more knowledge in perfecting our gundog training. Pete Carr explains that understanding different conditions is the key. Understanding scent and scenting conditions can really make a difference when working gundogs. In truth

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Sporting art in focus at Stoneleigh

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 am

Shooting is a lifestyle that brings its adherents into contact with true beauty. For those looking to bring that beauty into their home, the UK Gamefair has a special treat

Heather burning on Barden Moor

Heather burning: Antis told to back off

Monday, May 30, 2016, 1:56 am

New evidence enters play in the heather burning debate, even as the interpretation of previous papers is called into question

Top dog attractions at Stoneleigh

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:00 am

Whether your a seasoned trainer or an enthusiastic amateur, the UK Game Fair is the place to be for anyone with a working dog

Shooting is good for your health

Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 am

WHO would have thought it? Getting out into the fresh air might just turn out to be good for you


Revolutionary gunboxes on show

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 am

Just how different can a gunbox be? The answer may surprise you

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Gamekeepers ‘indispensable’ to the community

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 1:50 am

The economic benefits of shooting are reaffirmed by the SGA


Has the EU seen sense?

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 am

The EU Firearms Directive undergoes revision as shooting advocates enter the debate


Experience campaign hooks newcomers

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:58 am

Find out how the UK Game Fair is making country sports more accessible to newcomers than ever before


‘Gun code’ added to medical records

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:30 am

What some feel is an Orwellian measure has its advocates among shooters seeking a sensible compromise


The battle of Findhorn Bay

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9:00 am

Controversy rears its head as shooters attract the ire of new-agers


Guns, guns, guns at the UK Game Fair

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 9:00 am

The extraordinary panorama of rifles and shotguns at Stoneleigh this year will tantalise any shooting enthusiast

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