Category Archives: Shooting

How to Keep Your Gundog Fit in The Off-season

A couple of gundogs in training looking for their training accessories

The shooting season is over but, in addition to your own skills being kept sharp with clay shooting, your gun dog needs to be kept in shape. As there is no work in the off-season, it’s all too easy for your dog to get out of shape and as much as they won’t necessarily forget Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss the British Shooting Show 2018

Shotguns for sale at the British Shooting Show

For enthusiasts of shooting, the annual British Shooting Show is a must-attend event. This year, on the event’s tenth anniversary, it is being held from Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th at the NEC Birmingham. If you are visiting, please stop by our stall which will be located in the main hall, at Zone Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

How to hang freshly shot game

Pheasant game birds being hung to develop flavour

Hanging game is hugely important to developing the flavour of the meat; though the way we hang game now is much different to that of centuries before. In the olden days, poachers would dig a hole to help hide their catch, hanging it from a stick placed across the entrance. Due to a lack of Continue Reading →

Learn the Ropes of Gundog Vocabulary

A dog looking for its accessories in the field

With shooting season well underway, it’s time to test your knowledge! You may have been keeping up with our recent series of “Gundog Guides”, offering plenty of information of a variety of gundogs breeds to help you to select the perfect dog. Today, we’ve got an in-depth vocabulary guide to help you get to grips Continue Reading →

Partridge, Pear and Venison Terrine Recipe

Partridge, venison and pear terrine with chutney

At Fur Feather & Fin, we love a dish that makes game meat taste extra special. Shooting season is underway, and that means lots of great meals heading our way! What’s more, we love finding new recipes to try out, and this one has caught our eye – for obvious reasons!