Category Archives: Guides And Tips

The Fur Feather & Fin Guide to Summer

Sunflowers in Britain

Britain has been sunning itself in the warm weather in recent weeks, and we are predicted a lot more sunshine over the summer months. This gives us plenty of opportunities to head outdoors, doing all sorts of activities and heading on any number of adventures! If you are feeling overwhelmed by what you can do, Continue Reading →

Wedding Gift Ideas 2018

freestocks-org-487542-unsplash

With the royal wedding just around the corner, we’re incredibly excited to see what the celebrations of the big day will bring. This occasion also marks the wedding season getting into full swing, meaning that it’s time to dig out your finest wedding attire and get ready to celebrate the coming together of many lovely Continue Reading →

Outdoor Activities for the School Holidays

Family canoeing on a river

Half term and school holidays provide loads of opportunity for getting outdoors with the whole family, and with some country clothing, good weather and enthusiasm, you can make every day of the holiday as exciting as the next!

Shooting Etiquette: A Beginners Guide

A man and a woman with their leather gunslips and cartridge bags

For those who are new to the sport of shooting, it is important to learn the etiquette of the sport to ensure that you keep yourself and those around you safe. It may seem as if there are thousands of rules in the shooting world, and rightly so, as guns can be incredibly dangerous when Continue Reading →

The Fur Feather & Fin Guide To 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 do I wear on a shoot?” The etiquette and style that comes along with this country sport offer up certain rules and suggestions in what to wear, to ensure that your clothing Continue Reading →

Can Your Gundog be Your Family Pet?

Labrador Retriever gundogs as pets

Gundog breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and Spaniels are some of the most popular in the world and an excellent breed choice for a working dog. Good working gundogs need to be intelligent, energetic, easy to train and have a good temperament, and these are all factors that can make gundogs great family pets. So, Continue Reading →

Animal Fact File: European Hare

European hare in the UK

Name: European Hare Scientific Name: Lepus europaeus Description: The European hare, also known as a brown hare, is a fast running mammal. The hare has eyes high on the side of its hard, long ears and teeth that grow continuously. They can be distinguished from other hares and rabbits by the long legs and active Continue Reading →

Guide to maintaining and cleaning your shotgun

shooting accessories and cleaning kits

The shooting season has recently come to an end, so now it is time to take a look at some tips and tricks to ensure that your shotgun is correctly cleaned and stored to keep it in top condition, which is particularly important in the off-season. Maintaining your shotgun can extend its longevity and ensure Continue Reading →

Animal Fact File: Red Grouse

A red grouse in Britain

Name: Red Grouse Scientific Name: Lagopus lagopus Description: The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird with a plump body, short tail and slightly hooked beak. It is found in heather moorland across Britain and Ireland. Other names for it include moorcock or moorfowl.

What Should Be in Your Gundog First Aid Kit

Labrador retriever gundog in water

Throughout the shooting season, gundogs are worked hard in heaver cover, jumping through undergrowth and swimming in lakes or streams. If you are lucky, your dog will make it through unharmed, and will just be in need of a clean, but should an injury occur; you need to make sure you have everything in a Continue Reading →