Category Archives: Guides And Tips

A Beginners’ Guide to Clay Pigeon Shooting

Cartridges and clay pigeon shells

Beginners to shooting may want to try clay pigeon shooting before going out to the field with game, and it is also a great sport to do in the off-season that keeps your technique in shape. Seasoned shooters can also find clay pigeon shooting enjoyable and are sure to learn something new. We have put Continue Reading →

Insurance for Gundogs – Is It Worth It?

Working gundog that has insurance

Insurance for dogs is relatively new, and it has almost become compulsory. This is due to increasing costs of veterinary care, but also owners who feel the responsibility for caring for their working dog. We have taken a look at whether insuring your gundog is really worth it.

What do I Need to Know About Applying for a Firearms Licence?

firearms licence forms waiting to be filled out

To legally own a shotgun in the UK, you must have a valid shotgun licence, and for many other guns you’ll need a firearms licence. These can be obtained from your local council. However, you will need to fill out the paperwork fully and honestly and wait for a confirmation before going ahead and purchasing Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Shotgun

Shotgun hanging up

Get to know the different parts of a shotgun before using one in the field. Knowing the equipment you are using can have a huge benefit to you, allowing you to adjust your technique, hone your skills and can help with cleaning or figuring out what part of the shotgun may need fixing. Why not Continue Reading →

Spectacular Skies: Astrology Events to Watch in 2018

The phases of the moon

The New Year brings a whole host of events in the sky and in space. Whether you’re a keen stargazer or a complete beginner, these events will thrill all who watch. With so many different spectacles taking place in the sky throughout the year, it can be tricky to keep track of the key events Continue Reading →

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, and you’ll need to ensure you conduct yourself in an appropriate manner. It may seem as if there are thousands of rules in the Continue Reading →

8 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

A list of goals for 2018

As the New Year edges ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about those annual resolutions. We all know how the year starts off with the best of intentions, and then just a few weeks in, we slowly start to lose sight of our goals and think that they’ll just have to wait until next Continue Reading →

Alternative New Year’s Celebration Ideas

a stargazing view from a tent

With Christmas now just days away and New Year’s not far behind, it’s time to get planning for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. If you’re looking for something a little alternative this New Year, why not head into the beauty of the countryside and enjoy the serenity and peace? Or stay at Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas for Dogs

dog in winter snow

With Christmas just around the corner, we know how manic gift shopping can be. So, we thought we’d make it a little easier for you by compiling together some of the best ideas for gifts this year! If you’re looking for gifts for men or women, check out our gift guides; however, if you’re on Continue Reading →

Weimaraner Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Weimaraner gun dog

The Weimaraner (pronounced vy-maraner) is a noble-looking gundog, with their silvery coat and amber eyes. The dog has long been a popular breed for hunting in Europe, particularly Germany, being used in packs to hunt wild boar and stags. As larger game declined, they are now used for smaller quarry and recognised as a fantastic Continue Reading →