Category Archives: Shooting

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!

The Benefits of Shooting

People on a country shoot

Shooting is seen as controversial, seen as more of a sport and a negative impact on British wildlife. However, with the shooting season in full swing, we have taken a look at the benefits of shooting, and why it is an important part of country life.

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 →

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Gundogs: What You Need to Know

A Hungarian wirehaired vizsla gundog

The Hungarian wirehaired vizsla is steadily gaining popularity in the shooting world. They are a good-looking, steady and responsive breed of gundog, but they do raise a few questions for people who may have never come across them before. This brief guide will hopefully shed some light onto the increasingly popular vizslas, and why you Continue Reading →

Alternative Recipes For Game

Sloe gin and game sausage roll

As shooting season is fully underway, that means plenty of delicious roasts and stews for cooking up the birds shot on a drive. But if you want to try something a little different, we have a couple of recipe ideas that are easy and fun to make, and will surely delight everyone who tries the 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 →