Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Gundog training: Obedience, Punishment, and Reward

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We’re proud of our blog, and hope our customers enjoy the news we post up on it, but like all things we know it’s sometimes good to have a change. Which is why we’ve asked Sussex-based shooting enthusiast and gundog training expert Richard Reeve to write a series of guest blogs for us. Richard has been our Continue Reading →

Predicting the weather in the past

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With summer fading it’s a busy time in the countryside. Sloes have been picked, added to gin and stored away, the shooting season has started for some game birds and the harvest is all but complete. With more activity to come it’s important country folk keep an eye on the weather — to make sure Continue Reading →

Pheasant season — one week to go

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Six weeks on from the Glorious Twelfth we’re set to welcome in another shooting season — as pheasant become fair game. The most popular of British game birds will be added to the legal quarry list as of October 1st. Estates up and down the country will be sending out the beaters in just under Continue Reading →

Country Life Fair takes place this weekend

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Excitement is building at Fur, Feather and Fin HQ this week, with just a few days left until we head to the Country Life Fair in London. The fair, hosted by Country life magazine, will take place at Fulham Palace this weekend and is set to see thousands of exhibitors gather and share their love Continue Reading →

Classic video shows Glorious Twelfth in 1937

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The grouse season has been up and running for six weeks now and we’ve been hearing from all the shooters we know who’ve been out enjoying the fine weather and bagging themselves some grouse. The time seems to have flown by since the Glorious Twelfth, so we had a little think about the start of Continue Reading →

How to get youngsters into shooting

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If you have got into shooting after years of yearning to be handed a gun, then you came in the traditional way. If you spent hours tinkering with an air-rifle, even longer reading shooting manuals and days on end as a yodelling young beater then that’s about the most typical entry to the shooting fraternity Continue Reading →

Mike Yardley’s Partridge shooting advice

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It’s that time of year when we head out to the fields to start shooting the most English of game birds — the Partridge. But what make a great day out shooting the bird? Is it numbers, or the degree of difficulty of the day’s shooting which will decide how you enjoy the day, or Continue Reading →

Three recipes for delicious hip flask fillers

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With the shooting season fast approaching people up and down the country will be breaking out their 2013 vintage sloe gin, ready to top up their tots. Since nothing warms the cockles on a crisp autumn morning quite like a swig of sloe gin, we thought we’d share a recipe for it, and for one Continue Reading →

Celebrate the shooting season in style

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The shooting season will soon be here, and that means long days in the field followed by long evenings at shooting dinners. With shooters often tired at the end of a long day’s shooting hosts of shooting dinners usually want to make sure they create the right kind of relaxed atmosphere at their dinner table. Continue Reading →

Gundog Training: The Terrible Twos

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 We’re proud of our blog, and hope our customers enjoy the news we post up on it, but like all things we know it’s sometimes good to have a change. Which is why we’ve asked Sussex-based shooting enthusiast and gundog training expert Richard Reeve to write a series of guest blogs for us. Richard has been our Continue Reading →