Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Guide to applying for a Firearms Licence

firearms licence forms waiting to be filled out

When you first start shooting, you are often regaled with numerous stories about how difficult it was to get a firearms licence. Common myths include: “You need land in order to get a firearms licence” “You won’t get one if you have any history of significant physical or mental health” “You’ll need to set up Continue Reading →

Spaniel Gundogs: What You Need to Know

spaniels, one of the most popular gundog breeds

Spaniel breeds are often considered to be the best as gundogs due to their excellent hunting and retrieving instincts. Lively dogs, they are perfect as working dogs, and though they do also make great pets, they can be a handful. There are several spaniel breeds to choose from when it comes to picking the right Continue Reading →

The Best Guns and Accessories for Lady Shooters

Lady shooters using Fur Feather & Fin shooting accessories

In recent years, there has been a steady rise in the popularity and accessibility of shooting, which in turn has led to an increase in the number of lady shooters. As a sport centred around skill and technique rather than strength, shooting is a sport anyone can take part and, for beginners, it is just Continue Reading →

Recipe: Pheasant and cider casserole

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When pheasant shooting is in season, there can often be an abundance of the bird available for food. Many surplus birds are available from local butchers, oven ready, for just £5! With the tedious task of plucking the bird already taken care of, you can get started cooking up a delicious pheasant and cider casserole straight Continue Reading →

10 nature reserves to visit this summer

Kingfisher at a nature reserve this summer

There is such a plethora of beauty overflowing in the countryside that one nature reserve is not enough to see the best of British wildlife this summer. As such, we have put together ten of England’s best nature reserves where you can watch birds bursting into song, butterflies fluttering by, flowers providing a mesmerising scent Continue Reading →

Buying guide to shotgun cartridges

buy the correct cartridges for your shotgun

There is a lot of information to take in when it comes to the sport of shooting. From which shooting accessories to take into the field, training your gun dog or the process of securing a firearm license, all the facts might seem a little overwhelming to a beginner of the sport. But don’t worry, Continue Reading →

What to wear when shooting

featured image of a man dressed in shooting clothing

For those who are new to the wonderful world of shooting, one of the first questions to cross your mind is often “what will I wear to the shooting range?” The etiquette and style that comes along with this country sport offers up certain rules and suggestions in what to wear to ensure that your Continue Reading →

Grow a wildflower meadow in your garden

grow a wildflower meadow in your garden

Growing a wildflower meadow creates a vibrant feeding and nesting ground for small animals, birds and insects. Our gardens and the British countryside were once full of wild flowers and flowering plants supporting various wildlife, but in the last hundred years, the country has lost a lot of these areas. However, you can create something Continue Reading →