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IRELAND: A shooter’s best friend

Jason Doyle looks back on a pleasing season of summer sport and suggests more shooters should bring Fido along for company As the combines finish rolling and the last of this harvest is gathered into storage, we mark the end

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Posted in Viewpoint

New study into pheasant chick diets

An important new study has highlighted the importance of a naturalistic diet for pheasant chicks reared in captivity

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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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Posted in Driven Game

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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Posted in Driven Game

Lest we forget

Alan Pearson finds the history of the pheasant in the British Isles might go further back than you think – and how it came to such prominence as sporting quarry. Shooting is a subject that we don’t always consider, we

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Posted in Game Bird Vet

Gift for Liz

DEFRA secretary of state, Liz Truss MP, has been presented with a brace of pheasant to cap this year’s successful game season. Jose Souto, game chef, and Annette Cole from Taste of Game, gifted the oven-ready birds to Truss to

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Last day of the season

Editor Peter Carr takes a team of friends to an East Yorkshire estate and enjoys some excellent sport thanks to the skillful driving practices of the keepers Burton Agnes estate was where I had my first taste of driven game

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Posted in Driven Game

The Branxholm Experience

Byron Pace visits the borders to film a spot of pheasant shooting at the Branxholm syndicate, run by shoot manager, Mark James. Having moved down to the borders to study my masters, I was a little out of sorts for

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Game popularity on the rise

Game meat has increased in popularity, as well as becoming more widely available.  According to the Value of Shooting report, game meat is becoming much more popular, being featured on restaurant menus, in recipe books, on TV and is now much

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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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Posted in Driven Game
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