Monthly Archives: November 2016

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How to hang freshly shot game

Pheasant game birds being hung to develop flavour

Hanging game is hugely important to developing the meat’s flavour, though the way we hang game now is much different to that of centuries before. In the olden days, poachers would dig a hole to help hide their catch, hanging it from a stick placed across the entrance. Due to a lack of refrigeration, as Continue Reading →

Delicious raised game pie for a Christmas party

delicious game pie for parties and buffets.

A delicious old-fashioned raised game pie is an excellent way to make the most of the game meat and makes for a fantastic pie for Christmas parties and buffets. It may seem a little daunting to make, and you need an extra day for preparing, but once you have your ingredients gathered together and prepared, Continue Reading →

Our Tips for a Great Day of Rough Shooting

shooting in womens wet weather gear

With the shooting season well and truly here, it is time to prepare yourself for an unpredictable day of rough shooting. Rough shooting can make a refreshing change to the normal style of shooting, as it is more basic. Here are our tips to make the most out of your day:

TV drama The Crown embraces the Queen’s country love

The Crown drama showing the Queen using shooting accessories

Shooting and country sports may not always be presented with an unbiased view on television, but new TV drama ‘The Crown’, available on streaming site Netflix, about Queen Elizabeth II and her earlier life, shows how country sports and living were an important part of the Royal’s life and what’s more, it is a historically Continue Reading →

Twelve fruits and nuts to go foraging for this winter

Rowan berries you can forage while wearing our mens country clothing and ladies country clothing

Although the tree branches are getting barer as the winter begins to creep in, the Great British countryside still has a feast of delicious fruits and nuts you can forage for. Foraging is a great family activity to enjoy – not only will you be learning more about nature but you will also find some Continue Reading →

Tips on what to wear for a shoot

mens and ladies shooting jackets and caps on man with a gun

If you are new to the shooting scene, you may be looking for some inspiration on what kind of country clothing to wear for your first shoot. Although there is no set in stone rules, there are guidelines for dressing that you should try to adhere to, to blend in with the setting around you, Continue Reading →

The National Trusts Top 10 Winter Walks Revealed

Stowe Park Palladian Bridge, Buckinghamshire

Wrap up warm this season and head out to explore one of the ten top winter walks as voted by The National Trust. The weather may be a little on the chilly side during the latter months of the year, but as long as you prepare with some good quality country clothing, such as leather Continue Reading →

A Guide to Buying Gundogs

Gundog with a dummy practising for a shoot day

With classified advertising now becoming less and less common, buying gundogs over the internet is increasingly becoming the way to go. It has made it easier to search for your perfect gundog, with the ability to search for the breed of your choice. You’ll be able to see a lot more photographs as well as Continue Reading →

What age should your children start shooting?

Child in kids shooting clothes with his shotgun and spaniel gundog

Getting the next generation into shooting is key to ensuring the sport lives on, so it’s always great to pass on the pastime to your children. However, there are many different schools of thought as to how old a child should be when they gain their first experience on the field.

5 boozy hot chocolate recipes to warm you up this winter

Women’s red wine hot chocolate

All the signs that winter is coming have started to settle in, with festive decorations popping up in storefronts and that familiar chill sits in the air. This magical time of year means that wrapping up in warm women’s tweed jackets, scarves and hats are necessary when heading out into the countryside for a long Continue Reading →