Mike Yardley

Serbian quail

Renowned shot Mike Yardley likes nothing better than the pursuit of quail in all corners of the globe wherever this diminutive but remarkable game bird abounds. I have shot quail primarily in two countries – the USA and Serbia. They

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Hot pursuit

Mike Yardley offers his advice on guinea fowl shooting in South Africa, a destination that is fast becoming the wingshooting alternative to South America for British sportsmen. I am not quite sure whether I enjoy shooting guinea fowl or not. They

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The magnificent Macnab

Leading shot Mike Yardley looks at this unique Scottish sporting achievement from its legendary inception to the institution it is today The Macnab has become rather fashionable of late (possibly too much so). I have stalked in Scotland, shot driven

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Exploration and conquest

The Zoli Columbus is a well thought out and easy to handle shotgun designed for the game shooter, discovers Mike Yardley First impressions of the Zoli Columbus EMS game gun are good. The 29 1/2in (75cm) barrelled test gun looks

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Public Perception

After a not-so-relaxing night’s telly, editor Pete Carr despairs at the portrayal of shooting sports on the idiot box. Game shooting, stalking and hunting are pretty much stereotyped in the eyes of the majority of our urban public. Most urbanites

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Media Savvy

Editor Peter Carr shares his views on the year just gone and looks to the future of shooting sports in the media. Well, here’s looking forward to a much better year in 2011. A goodly number of grouse shoots will

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