Category Archives: Guides And Tips

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 →

The Ultimate Guide to Blackberries

Blackberries in a hedge

Late summer and early autumn is the perfect time for blackberries, and you can find the fruit in abundance across the countryside. Our ultimate guide will give you tips on where to find them, recipe ideas and storing them to use at a later date. All you need to get started is a place to 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 →

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 →

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 →

Best Hikes To Do In Britain This Summer

Go for a summer hike at amazing locations in Britain

Our green and rainy country is home to some magnificent landscapes that make for great hiking locations. There is everything from coastal strolls to scrambles up mountains; British boots were definitely made for walking. This summer, get your own walking boots on and quality ladies and men’s country clothing from Fur Feather & Fin, and Continue Reading →

Labrador Retriever Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Labrador retriever is a popular gundog breed

The Labrador retriever needs little introduction, being the most popular pet dog in the UK, and also one of the favourite working gundogs in the country. Labrador retrievers are a popular choice for working dogs, being guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, helper dogs for deaf and disabled and drug sniffer dogs too. The Continue Reading →

Summer Is Here, and So Are The Food Trends

Flower salad summer food trends

Now that summer is well and truly underway, that means we will have al fresco dining and BBQs galore. We like to do things a little different at Fur Feather & Fin, and we think you might enjoy some of the new summer trends to hit your plates this summer too.