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 Seeing the Autumn Deer Rut

Red deer before a rut in Britain

The deer rut is one of the most exciting wildlife events of the year, occurring from late September to November. Several woodlands, parklands and country estates are great places to witness the rut, where stags compete for the female does in the herd, bellowing calls and locking antlers with competitors.

Must-Have Country Clothing For The Winter

A jacket from our range of men’s country clothing

With the summer having come to an end, the winter weather is well and truly on its way. You may have noticed the slight chill in the air, and the sight of the sun setting earlier and earlier each evening, which means it’s time to get prepped for the seasons ahead. There’s no need for 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.

Where to Go to See Autumn Colours in Britain

Autumn scenes around Britain

The whole of Britain begins to transform in September, as the end of summer struggles to let go, but come October; we are fully into autumn. The crisp air, shorter evenings, crunchy leaves underfoot and the array of yellow, orange and red hues in the trees makes you want to stay cosy and indulge in Continue Reading →

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 →