Expert Advice

Preparing for Glory

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

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Testing times

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

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The science of scent

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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Gently Does It

Training a young gundog pup can be hard work for both owner and dog. Pete Carr explains how to ease into training by structuring the dogs early months

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GUNDOG TRAINER: Canine etiquette

Pete Carr shows you how to take the next step in training your gundog by introducing heelwork and dog box training There are two schools of thought regarding heelwork with a young gundog. Some trainers prefer their dogs not to

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Q&A: Vermin

I want to make my own fox snares but am unclear which snare eyes are legal to use. John says: The snare eye is the sliding part of the mechanism, which forms the noose and moves along the wire when the

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Q&A: Gundog Vet

My older dog has been diagnosed with arthritis. What are the treatment options? Amira says: Luckily, we have a huge variety of treatment options available, ranging from arthroscopy, surgery, conservative medical management to physiotherapy and acupuncture. Home management plays an

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Q&A: Gamekeeping

I have permission to shoot over about a hundred and fifty acres and would really like to put down a few pheasants, is it really worth it on an acreage of this size? Mike says: There is a great deal more

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Q&A: Vermin

Squirrels have become a real nuisance on our shoot, damaging trees we’ve planted along drives and destroying feed hoppers. What is the best method to trap them? John says: In an area where there may be any red squirrels, live

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Q&A: Antique Firearms

What is the safest way to buy English guns as investments? Current interest rates are terrible. Is investing in guns a good idea? Diggory says: There are very few watertight investments that give very high returns these days. However, for

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