Category Archives: Country Sports

Beginner’s Guide to Picking Up on a Shoot

Pickers-up and guns wearing shooting jackets on a shoot

If you have never picked up on a shoot before, but have been invited to do so, then our guide will help you know what to do on the drive, the etiquette and the rules of picking up. The role of picking up on a shoot is seen as a privilege and also allows you Continue Reading →

Best Places For A Partridge Shoot

Partridge seen on a shoot in the UK

Partridge shoots are considered one of the best in the sport. The birds are less predictable than pheasants, making their drives require more skill. Good keepers and their teams will maintain a steady but not too predictable flow of birds.

Rough Shooting vs. Driven Shooting

A man in his shooting clothing with his gundogs

There are a few different terms used to describe a type of shoot, from driven shooting to walked-up and rough shooting. These terms are often confused with one another; so today we’re here to give you a little insight into the differences in these kinds of shoot days and what to expect from each.

Essential Shooting Kit: Here Is What You Need

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If you are new to shooting and want to avoid being over or underdressed or lacking the essential equipment you need for a shoot, this guide on essential shooting kit is just what you need.  Always check your gear from bottom to top before a shoot, so you know that it is all in top Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas For Shooting hosts

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Part of a successful day’s shoot is demonstrating good etiquette, which will increase your chances of being invited back to future shoots. One part of following shooting etiquette is showing respect for and thanking your host, and an excellent way to do this is by getting them a gift. Whether you opt for a homemade Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Breeding Gundogs

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Breeding gun dogs may appeal to you after you have been an owner of one for many years. Whether or not you are familiar with everything involved, it should first be said it is a huge undertaking, and you’ll need to commit a large amount of time and care to the well-being of these animals. Continue Reading →

Keep Your Gun Clean This Shooting Season with FFF’s Cleaning Kits

Cleaning kit available from Fur Feather & Fin

It is important not to neglect cleaning your gun, especially in shooting season, as it is getting more use. You should keep your gun in the best possible condition because a well-cared gun will help your fire more accurately and give better results on a day’s shoot. If you need to update or improve your Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →