Driven Game

Highland hare hunts

Pete Carr reminisces about taking a team of friends to the Angus glens in pursuit of hill hares. Striking out up the shank hill, our team of guns snaked ever higher following our guide, gamekeeper Stuart Donald. It was the

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Driven wild

Melissa Volpi discovers first hand the excitement of driven game shooting in one of the striking parts of Scotland. An image of an osprey which misjudged the size of the trout it was hunting – so much so that the

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Hare today, hare tomorrow

Peter Carr enjoys a double day at the hares with European guns in the annual driven Rothwell weekend. Many of my fellow hunting guests over the decades have been foreigners who feel privileged to hunt both species of hare in

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Rothwell tradition

Peter Carr heads to the Lincolnshire Wolds to visit one of England’s most famous shoots, with a wealth of history to its name. The name of Rothwell will always be associated with the late great Sir Joseph Nickerson and his

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Monteria debut

Editor Pete Carr heads out to Portugal for his first experience at hunting driven hoofed game Iberian style Last year I enjoyed a hunt with a difference in a country I hadn’t visited before. The destination was Portugal, and the

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Driven to distraction

Editor Peter Carr joins a team of international journalists on a driven hunt in pursuit of hoofed game in Germany organised by Zeiss Sports Optics Driven hunting continental style is one of the most exhilarating forms of quarry pursuit. Wild

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Rottal Luck

Dee Ward followed in the footsteps of a lord by taking over ownership of Rottal estate, Byron Pace meets him in the heart of Glen Clova to see how the estate and its game bird population are faring under new

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The bucket list: driven grouse shooting

A lifetime’s shooting ambition fulfilled. Wes Stanton does the thing he always wanted to do before he dies: driven grouse on the North Yorkshire moors Rain, rain and more rain. The forecasters had got it spot on. But while the

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Beckerings Flyers

Wes Stanton takes to the fields of Beckerings Park to have a shot at some driven French partridge and pheasant The chirrup-chirrup of the alarm woke me at 5:45am and I leapt out of bed at a speed that’d have

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To the Manor Born

Charlie Jacoby takes a look at one of the most prestigious sporting estates in the Highlands, where highflying pheasant challenge many a guest – the Airlie estate You can’t bust in to Royal Deeside. In 1989 the 77,500-acre Mar Lodge

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