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Stills going strong

Some of our finest whisky distilleries have been run by the same families for generations, their spirits as unique as their history

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January 2022

Walking in our grandfathers' footsteps

There’s no better way to enjoy unspoilt countryside, companionship and testing birds than on a walked-up day – just how it used to be

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January 2022

Scotland, Fleming's other secret agent

Much like an extra character, Scotland has had a starring role in many Bond films – but was 007 a Scot?

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January 2022

Well I'll be blowed

Bagpipes, long associated with royal reveille and haggis, are hitting the right note in other areas

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January 2022

The battle for birds

Part of the fun of a shoot day is letting your dog retrieve a few of your birds, says David Tomlinson, bemoaning the advent of the big picking-up packs

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The Field
January 2022

Dreaming of the perfect pools

As your mind wanders while sat on the riverbank during a slow day, try conjuring up the perfect stretch of salmon water

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January 2022

The hunting horn

A passionate American hunter has compiled a comprehensive reference on the instrument that punctuates a day’s hunting

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January 2022

Strange encounters

While digital demons have upped the horror ante, medieval ghost stories still have the power to chill host stories have all but

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The Field
January 2022

HOW TO… … plan for a year of sporting achievement

As the first page of the 2022 calendar is turned, here is our month-by-month guide to ticking off those sporting firsts

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The Field
January 2022

Art in the field

Madeleine Bunbury is travelling the globe to find 80 subjects to fill her life-size canvases. Janet Menzies tries to think of 80 breeds

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January 2022

Style's sporting legacy

Britain’s heritage brands, whether supplying estate tweed or creating Best guns, define modern luxury while continuing to lead innovation

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The Field
December 2021

The Buchan-eers

An unseasonably hot, still September day on Harris wasn’t ideal for a Macnab attempt. Could good fieldcraft overcome the conditions?

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December 2021

In association with Chudleys The judges' decision…

Please raise a glass to The Field Gundog Award winners for 2021

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December 2021

Snow, snow, quick, quick…

Skijoring is a thrilling combination of skiing and racing – why not give it a go this winter?

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December 2021

The creation of Father Christmas

Folklore, religion, and revelry have combined over the centuries to create the festive figure so central to our celebrations today

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December 2021

Feathers and festivity

How did the turkey end up on our tables or a partridge in a pear tree? Birds play an interesting part in our festive traditions

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December 2021

Newton Mulgrave North Yorkshire

Before Covid confined us all to barracks last December, one lucky group of Guns enjoyed a testing partridge day near Whitby

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December 2021

Changing beats on Lower Spey

A once-in-a-generation change is happening to seven beats in time for the 2022 season. Is now the time to net a spot on the bank?

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December 2021

Boxing clever

The Christmas box is more than just a gift, which is why everyone should give as generously as they can this festive season – or risk going down in hunting history for all the wrong reasons

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December 2021

A Yule log to bring light

Many of Britain’s favourite Christmas traditions, from burning a yule log to kissing under the mistletoe, date back to ancient history

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December 2021

Subaru Outback

Having silenced the maddeningly intrusive warning beeps and bongs, Charlie Flindt finds himself out and about with an old friend once more

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November 2021

In praise of smaller dogs

They eat less, live longer, won’t knock you over when the postman calls and will take on most the tasks of their larger brethren. What’s not to like, asks David Tomlinson?

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November 2021

Ground rules

Where it is safe to do so, should shooting ground game be permitted on a driven day, upholding the tradition of rabbit pie once more?

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November 2021

A stately hut

Whether folly or functional, ornate or ordinary, these idiosyncratic structures are indispensable to our sporting lives

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November 2021

Bet on your hedges

There’s a renewed energy for managing and planting hedgerows across Britain, but what makes a good hedge and why are they so important?

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November 2021

On the guest list

Visiting different hunt country is a surefire way to get the adrenaline racing and to see sport from a new perspective, just be sure to stay on the right side of the secretary

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The Field
November 2021

Lest we forget: 100 years of the RBL

The Royal British Legion, formed after World War I, still provides essential support for service personnel today

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November 2021

A noble mount

Pedal power is the perfect way to get around the estate – or even to Parliament

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November 2021

Guns line a track that winds through a steep valley and birds zip over the contours presenting spectacular driven and crossing shots Bereleigh Estate East Hampshire

A passion for fieldsports has inspired the Tyrwhitt-Drakes to create a top-quality shoot at their home near Petersfield, with conservation and bonhomie very much to the fore

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November 2021

He who hesitates is lost

Stopping the gun and thus missing the shot sounds an easy problem to fix, but it takes practice, trust and training to let instinct take over

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November 2021

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