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Anyone Fancy Coney Carbonara?

Cooking rabbit well can be a real challenge but with some expert advice our aspiring chef reckons he’s cracked it

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Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

How To Make Sure The Gunline Is In The Right Place

Liam Bell offers some guidance on how to make sure the gunline is in the right place

4 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Wild greys need the ‘three-legged stool'

Successful reintroduction of our native partridge is complex and there are several things we can do to give it the best possible chance

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Just another bloke on the Gun bus

George Browne crunches the numbers as he tries to build up a realistic pen portrait of the ‘ordinary shooting person’

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Stalking Diary

There are some beasts that you simply cannot walk past and a redletter day on the hill with a former mentor ends with a perfect stalk

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Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

The ‘grey grouse' is a very fine pretender

Opportunities to take on the king of the gamebirds are few and far between, but the humble pigeon is a worthy stand-in for Blue Zulu

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Find a fungi for that bunny

Rabbit, brown trout or venison pair beautifully with four of our tasty native mushrooms; John Wright simply has to pick the perfect wine

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Terrierists at large

It would be almost unthinkable to go anywhere without the dogs but travelling with them is often a bit of a nightmare, says Petrel

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Nippon out to bag a monster

The Ukrainian forests contain a subspecies of sika much bigger than our own — but they can be very hard to find, says Thomas Nissen

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Scottish gamekeepers oppose ban on lead

The SGA remains unconvinced by the evidence when it comes to how humane and safe non-toxic loads are for wildlife management

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Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Bring back the pack

David Tomlinson recalls an era when a number of notable English landowners favoured shooting over a team of Clumber spaniels

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

Gamekeeper

The return of shooting after lockdown has been rather patchy, but it will be a boost for thousands of keepers, beaters and shoot helpers

3 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 29, 2021

The heyday of the Home Shootings

David S D Jones charts the rise and fall of one of Scotland’s most famous private sporting estates

4 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

Flightline theory

Why wait for pigeons to return to favoured feeding areas when you can find them on everyday flightlines? It’s worth a try — but planning and recon are vital

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

It's not all high birds and rolling redlegs...

Richard Negus seeks the advice of a brace of renowned partridge Shots before taking on the challenging Alectoris rufa of East Anglia

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

It's light work on the foxes

Simon Garnham breaks out the rifle and goes in search of Reynard when he discovers a telltale pile of pheasant feathers

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

Barking up the right tree

Hunting black grouse and capercaillie with a pointing dog in Sweden is both noisy and nerve-racking, as Thomas Nissen discovers

7 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

Savouring late summer

With the pheasant poults safely fed and watered, it’s time to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our glorious natural world

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

Better late than never

It takes years to train a gundog but seconds to ruin one, so use the weeks before your first day to iron out any issues, urges Ellena Swift

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

School's out for the best

It’s an anxious time of year, writes Ellena Swift, when new dogs are introduced to shoots and some will require more training

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

Suffolk at centre stage

After last year’s event was cancelled by COVID-19, David Tomlinson is looking forward to the forthcoming IGL Retriever Championship

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 08, 2021

Did Covid Kickstart This Rabbit Revival?

Rabbit numbers have dropped by 60% in the past 20 years but, after 18 months of lockdowns, numbers are rising, says Simon Whitehead

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

The Lightning Thread

Subtitled Fishological Moments and The Pursuit of Paradise, this rich memoir celebrates the unique tranquility that can be found in fishing

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

Why our game is still stuck in a class divide

Once expensive and with barbaric laws of protection, game is more affordable today but struggles to shake off its past, says Rose Prince

6 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

Tasty, testing and English to its wing tips

A devoted parent, a conscientious mate, a strategic flyer and a joy on the table — the grey partridge gets Ed Wills’s vote for the best quarry

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

Gamekeeper

Looking after a wild bird estate can be a nerve-shredding experience, but it is so much more satisfying and rewarding than the reared world

3 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

Rats, rodenticides and resistance: what next?

Complacency is not an option when dealing with rodent infestations but there are plenty of ways to limit unwelcome visitors on a shoot

5 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

Stalking Diary

An early-season roar is not always the sign of a good rut and it brings back memories of a stag almost entirely lost to a steep Scottish hillside

3 mins read
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September 01, 2021

Great sporting lives

Celebrating the achievements of the most remarkable Shots of yesteryear

3 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

Country Diary

Almost everybody agrees that Britain needs more ponds, not least because a few teal and some mallard add fine variety to shoot days

3 mins read
Shooting Times & Country
September 01, 2021

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