Fun Facts About the Glorious Twelfth

Red grouse, a popular bird to shoot

It is still over a month away, but no doubt all avid shooters are counting down the days to August 12th, otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth, the official start to Britain’s grouse shooting season. The sport and that specific date have been an integral part of the countryside calendar for many years.

Top Tips For Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeons ready to be shot

Becoming a skilled shooter, of clays or game, takes hard work and dedication to the sport. There is no better way than learning through practice and personal experience, and we can help with some top tips on helping you hone those shooting skills. All you need after that is some quality shooting clothes!

Country Pursuits for the British Summer

Polo as a country pursuit in British summer

In the height of summer, before the shooting seasons starts again, it is always good to get outdoors and taking part in some fun traditional British country activities. Even if it is something you have never done before, you are never too old to try out a new hobby. There is so much you can Continue Reading →

Tuck Into a Delicious Game Pie on a Summer Picnic

home-made game pie for a picnic

Game pies have been a favourite to take on British picnics for many years, and at one point would be elaborately decorated with carefully designed pastry leaf shapes. This recipe is a less ornate version of the traditional pie, but no less tasty, and makes for the perfect accompaniment on a summer picnic.

German Shorthaired Pointer Gundogs: What You Need to Know

German Shorthaired Pointer gundogs

One of the most popular hunt, point and retrieve (HPR) gundog breeds, the German Shorthaired Pointer, is the perfect example of an all-rounder: excellent on point, a soft-mouthed retriever and thorough when searching for game. Their shape, size and coat make them a wonderful choice for a gundog, and they are also an excellent companion Continue Reading →

The Perfect Gifts for Father’s Day

men’s country gifts for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away on Sunday 18th June, and that means it’s time to get a meaningful, useful or even just funny gift for your wonderful dad. If you find yourself stuck for ideas, like you do every year, don’t worry, as we are here to help with ten of Continue Reading →

Are You Ready For National Ladies Shooting Day?

lady clay pigeon shooting

Shooting as a sport is considered to be dominated by men, but The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club are changing that, with their women-only National Ladies Shooting Day. A fantastic event held at shooting grounds across the UK and Ireland, it is helping to introduce more women to the sport of clay shooting.

Guide to applying for a Firearms Licence

firearms licence forms waiting to be filled out

When you first start shooting, you are often regaled with numerous stories about how difficult it was to get a firearms licence. Common myths include: “You need land in order to get a firearms licence” “You won’t get one if you have any history of significant physical or mental health” “You’ll need to set up Continue Reading →

Spaniel Gundogs: What You Need to Know

spaniels, one of the most popular gundog breeds

Spaniel breeds are often considered to be the best as gundogs due to their excellent hunting and retrieving instincts. Lively dogs, they are perfect as working dogs, and though they do also make great pets, they can be a handful. There are several spaniel breeds to choose from when it comes to picking the right Continue Reading →

The Best Guns and Accessories for Lady Shooters

Lady shooters using Fur Feather & Fin shooting accessories

In recent years, there has been a steady rise in the popularity and accessibility of shooting, which in turn has led to an increase in the number of lady shooters. As a sport centred around skill and technique rather than strength, shooting is a sport anyone can take part and, for beginners, it is just Continue Reading →