Everything You Need to Know About Spring 2018

Daffodils blooming in spring

With the Beast from the East, Storm Emma and now a lot of rain, it feels like spring might never arrive on UK shores, but we have a feeling it is just around the corner, with blue skies, warmer weather and plants in bloom on their way too! In anticipation of spring, we have put Continue Reading →

Test Your Knowledge On Britain’s Birds of Prey

Peregrine falcon, one of Britain’s birds of prey

Britain’s birds of prey have an unparalleled hunting instinct, with their strong talons, hooked beak and eyesight being nearly eight times better than a humans. These features make them the lords of the sky when it comes to catching game, and they are interesting birds to learn about.

A Beginner’s Guide to Game Meat

A game meat recipe on an iPad

There has been a great rise in the popularity of game meat over the past few years and for a good reason; Game meat has a high level of nutritious value and, due to their wild nature, this often means that the meat is of better quality, higher in protein and lower in fat. That’s Continue Reading →

9 Ways to Live More Sustainably

A tree inside a broken o-zone layer

Sustainability is the hottest trend of this year, largely because people are finally opening their eyes to the reality of global warming. You may be sat thinking that you adopting a few sustainable practices may not make a difference, but trust us, it really will; especially if you tell a friend, who tells a friend, Continue Reading →

A New Twist on the Classic Scotch Egg

Pheasant and quail scotch egg

You can’t go wrong with scotch eggs, and they are perfect to snack when out shooting. Though the season has drawn to a close, game meat is still on the menu, and these pheasant and quail eggs are a delicious treat for the spring season when you’re out walking in the beautiful British countryside.

Animal Fact File: Grey Partridge

Grey partridge on the ground

Name: Grey Partridge Scientific Name: Perdix perdix Description: A gamebird in the pheasant family, the grey partridge is a medium, rotund bird that has a distinctive orange face. Also known as an English partridge, they are strictly ground birds and very unlikely to be found in pear trees.

55 Incredible Things to Do in the Countryside

A woodland scene for adventures in country clothing

The countryside is a fantastic asset to us all and we often forget to make the most of what’s right on our doorstep. With the winter months ready to fade away, the new beginnings of spring offer the perfect chance to make a change and get back to the great outdoors. The new season brings Continue Reading →

How to Keep Your Gundog Fit in The Off-season

A couple of gundogs in training looking for their training accessories

The shooting season is over but, in addition to your own skills being kept sharp with clay shooting, your gun dog needs to be kept in shape. As there is no work in the off-season, it’s all too easy for your dog to get out of shape and as much as they won’t necessarily forget Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss the British Shooting Show 2018

Shotguns for sale at the British Shooting Show

For enthusiasts of shooting, the annual British Shooting Show is a must-attend event. This year, on the event’s tenth anniversary, it is being held from Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th at the NEC Birmingham. If you are visiting, please stop by our stall which will be located in the main hall, at Zone Continue Reading →

Join in with the Big Farmland Bird Count 2018

A chaffinch spotted in the countryside UK

Taking place from the 9th to the 18th February this year, the Big Farmland Bird Count is back for its annual event. Working to monitor the activity of birds in the UK (and further afield), the Big Farmland Count is an important activity in the agricultural calendar which needs as many people to take part Continue Reading →