CATEGORIES

A bit of hide and sleek

Do we pay enough attention to our sense of touch? It is as vital in pigeon shooting as camo clothing and elaborate hides, believes Gough Thomas

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

Coming home to roost

When a fox finds its way into a chicken pen with the inevitable result, a plan is hatched to exact revenge and protect the survivors

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

Keeping it scruffy

Cutting back on mowing and adopting a ‘rough around the edges’ approach would be a major boost for wildlife

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

A great way to beef up a shoot

The sustainable future of our sport depends on rebuilding the old connections between farming and fieldsports, says Patrick Laurie

7 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

What you cannot learn on the peg

Many of the best Shots started young and had a rural upbringing, but there are other ways to become a good all-rounder, says Tom Payne

7 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

The day of the jackal — and pine marten

As long-absent predators return to our countryside, we can learn from how other nations deal with the conflicts that arise, says Matt Cross

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

A jewel, complete with a crown

A ‘malform’ spotted in the trail camera would make a perfect specimen to fill a hamper for Will Pocklington

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

Cold comfort on game crop

Bad weather is a major headache at this time of year, but all is not lost, advises Liam Bell

4 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

Standing the test of time

The vast array of fieldsports offers something for all ages, as sporting preferences evolve with advancing years, Barry Stoffell discovers

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

With Guns in the pink

Britain’s colonial territories opened up a host of opportunities for the sportsman; Diggory Hadoke looks back at the days of the Empire

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 09, 2021

SsangYong Musso Saracen £34,250

The South Korean manufacturer is aiming to take the pickup market by storm and Ed Coles is impressed with this powerful workhorse

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

Getting back in the black

Once an excuse for a jolly get-together, May-time rook shooting is now a conservation necessity to protect both rare birds and tender crops

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

A tough act to follow

A wounded roe proves unusually tricky to track down, but deer dog Jazz gives it his all

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

Something for nothing

‘Shed hunting’ is a popular and rewarding close-season pursuit, as Barry Stoffell discovers on a day of fossicking in the hills of Kerry

4 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

LACS under investigation by the Charity Commission

A campaign of harassment by activists against a fundraising site they see as supporting hunting was brought to the regulator’s attention

2 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

Putting the wind up them

Over-shooting will not protect crops; you need a well thought-out plan of attack — and the right conditions, says Tom Payne

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

Non-toxics on woodpigeons

Simon Reinhold looks at how the latest steel offerings perform in real shooting situations

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

Back on the rails

The coot shoot at Hickling Broad was once a big part of Norfolk’s sporting scene, says Simon Reinhold

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

A boy's best friend

With plans to breed from Mabel afoot, Charlie has his heart set on a pup of his own, so father, son and dog head out for a spot of training

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

Sport On Our Beaches

While a holiday abroad may be off the cards this year, you don’t have to miss out on great food — catch and cook your own, says Nick Fisher

7 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
June 02, 2021

‘My love affair with lead has ended'

One stalker’s trepidation turns to excitement as an outing for an elusive upland roebuck culminates in a clean kill and a successful transition to copper ammunition

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

Wading in on habitat loss

The battle to manage agricultural landscape for breeding waders is doomed to failure unless there is a change of policy at national level

3 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

There's no quick fix in black grouse quest

This once common gamebird is in desperate need of a helping hand but reintroductions are hugely complex, as Soldier Palmer discovers

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

How to ensure your Guns have a field day

From high birds to hot sausage rolls and modest bags to a friendly host, George Browne discovers what paying guests really want

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

Let's show respect for our elders

Sambucus nigra is the star of Britain’s hedgerows and a standout favourite for forager John Wright

4 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

How keepers will nurture change

The radical stewardship revolution brings new opportunities, says Richard Negus

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

Lamping: outshined but never outfoxed

While thermal imaging and night vision are inarguably efficient, there is still a place for the humble lamp, argues Robert Bucknell

7 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

Creating the perfect pond

Open water is a magnet for ducks and all manner of wildlife, as Graham Downing finds when he restores his two flight ponds

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

Going on a boar hunt

When a young sow pulls off a Houdini act, it falls to Peter Carne to track her down before she does too much damage to Hampshire

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

A very different field

A lot has changed since Archie Coats’ heyday, but one thing remains constant — the threat to crops posed by pigeons, says Tom Payne

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
May 26, 2021

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