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
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
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?
Well I'll be blowed
Bagpipes, long associated with royal reveille and haggis, are hitting the right note in other areas
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
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
The hunting horn
A passionate American hunter has compiled a comprehensive reference on the instrument that punctuates a day’s hunting
While digital demons have upped the horror ante, medieval ghost stories still have the power to chill host stories have all but
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
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
Style's sporting legacy
Britain’s heritage brands, whether supplying estate tweed or creating Best guns, define modern luxury while continuing to lead innovation
An unseasonably hot, still September day on Harris wasn’t ideal for a Macnab attempt. Could good fieldcraft overcome the conditions?
In association with Chudleys The judges' decision…
Please raise a glass to The Field Gundog Award winners for 2021
Snow, snow, quick, quick…
Skijoring is a thrilling combination of skiing and racing – why not give it a go this winter?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Having silenced the maddeningly intrusive warning beeps and bongs, Charlie Flindt finds himself out and about with an old friend once more
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?
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?
A stately hut
Whether folly or functional, ornate or ordinary, these idiosyncratic structures are indispensable to our sporting lives
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?
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
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
A noble mount
Pedal power is the perfect way to get around the estate – or even to Parliament
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
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