Author Archives: Mikey Duke

Country Events to Attend This Autumn

See falconry displays at country events this autumn.

You may think the biggest country events of the year have come to an end, but with three months left to go this year, there are still plenty to attend. With the autumn bringing the harvest, there are lots of great food markets happening. There is also the game season underway, so several upcoming events Continue Reading →

Learning From Animals Helps With Teamwork on Shoots

People shooting as a team

Animals, similar to humans, either thrive alone in solitary lives or survive better within a large social setting, helping each other out. Social animals include packs of wolves to flocks of geese, and these are experts in team building; they stick together to survive. While team building and cooperation is not critically important for humans, Continue Reading →

10 golden rules for shooting

Man holds open shotgun

As hunting season creeps in with the arrival of September soon to come, let’s take a look at ten of the golden rules for going on a shoot and handling any form of firearm. Whether you are a beginner looking for tips on how to start or a seasoned pro wanted a re-cap on the some of Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Prepare for Autumn

A woman throwing a pile of leaves in the air whilst wearing country clothing

Autumn is coming, and as the season starts to change, it’s time to get prepared. For the country lovers amongst us, we’re very excited to see what the next few months bring, with a fresh set of recipes, the shooting season in full swing and a plethora of exciting events coming up. To help you Continue Reading →

Your Guide To Growing Herbs All Year Around

Herbs grown indoors during the autumn and winter months

Fresh herbs can be a fantastic addition to your culinary delights, adding a new depth of flavour to your dishes, and adding a touch of freshness and vibrancy to its aesthetic. If you love to get out in the garden, or are somewhat of a gardening rookie, herbs are a great plant to grow. Traditionally, Continue Reading →

Outdoor Activities To Do On August Bank Holiday

Bunting used for a Bank Holiday garden party

August Bank Holiday weekend is just over a week away, and no doubt you will be thinking of how to spend that extra day off. With our fingers crossed the rainy August weather will take a break and we will have some glorious sunshine and warm weather, there will be plenty of outdoor activities to Continue Reading →

Simple Roast Grouse Risotto Recipe

Roast grouse risotto

Grouse season is getting underway, and that means cooking up some delicious dishes with the game meat from the bird. For those who are getting your shooting clothing on and heading out for a day’s shoot, you will need a few recipe ideas for cooking grouse. If you are looking for a different way of Continue Reading →

Setter Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Setter gundogs training with dog accessories

Setters are a type of gundog used for hunting game birds such as pheasant and grouse. There are four setter breeds in the UK; English, Irish, Irish Red and White and Gordon. Setters search for game by scent and do so methodically. When they encounter prey, they freeze rather than chase, and it is their Continue Reading →

10 Things To Do Before A Shoot

Three men out with shotgun and two retrieving dog and a brace of pheasants

As the roaring Glorious Twelfth approaches once again, the long summer of rabbit and Pigeon soon to be a thing of the past, we thought it would be an appropriate time to look at our ten things we do before a shoot. A simple guide for guns old and an insight for new guns alike. Continue Reading →

Astronomical Events To Put In Your Diary For August

Perseid meteor show can be seen in August

In August, the night sky has some spectacular celestial events that are even visible to the naked eye. The Delta Aquarid and Perseid meteor showers are wonderful to see, even for a novice stargazer. This month is basically a stargazer’s dream come true, so we highly recommend having a few late nights to witness these Continue Reading →