Peter Carr

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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Posted in Expert Advice, Features

Inland duck flighting: Four easy steps

Editor Pete Carr reveals how any small neglected pond or flood can be turned into a productive flight pond Flighting duck on inland ponds and splashes cannot really be called wildfowling proper; in essence it would be better called tame

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Posted in Everyman's Sport

Spotlight on… Snipe

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 with the sport it always

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Posted in Everyman's Sport, Wildfowling

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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Posted in Driven Game

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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Benjamin Vernon Lilly

Editor Pete Carr looks back on the career of one of the last mountain men of America’s South-West – ‘Ol’ Lilly’ Ben Lilly was born in the winter of 1856, and would become one of the most famous American hunters

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Posted in In Memoriam

An old tradition

Visiting an estate for some sport? Don’t forget to fix some ferreting, says Pete Carr. The blur of a departing rabbit across the sand dunes, the baleful look of the Scottish keeper – that was my first experience of ferreting

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Captain the Hon. Denys George Finch Hatton MC

Editor Pete Carr looks back on the life of early hunter-conservationist Denys Finch Hatton Finch, as he was known to his friends, was an aristocratic big game hunter and famously the lover of Baroness Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen),

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Driven moose

Editor Pete Carr enjoys some moose success in Sweden driving the game in by time honoured traditional methods The Scandinavian moose (or more correctly Eurasian Elk) is Europe’s biggest deer species, and as such it is a majestic animal to

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