Labradoodle Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Labradoodle being trained as a gundog

The Labradoodle is a crossbreed dog of Labrador retriever and Poodle. The breed became popular in the late 1980s as it was used as a hypoallergenic guide dog. However, the labradoodle is not a recognised breed, but its generally friendly and energetic temperament means it is trainable for more than just a family dog or Continue Reading →

The Best Country & Shooting Instagram Accounts

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Instagram is a fantastic platform to inspire, engage and discover. Whether you’re seeking out home décor inspiration, the best countryside activities or some new shooting clothing, Instagram is the perfect place to fuel your search. So, today we thought we’d share with you some of our personal favourite accounts that relate to all things countryside Continue Reading →

The Fur Feather & Fin Guide to Clay Pigeon Shooting Disciplines

A selection of clays lined up in a target for shooting practice

The off-season offers the perfect time to get some quality practice in, and to have some fun heading to the range to shoot some clay pigeons. This can really help to hone your skills, and work on your technique with the time and patience to perfect each shot. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or simply Continue Reading →

Game Meat Sales are On the Rise

Cooked pheasant game meat

Game meat is on the rise, with UK sales increasing by 8.6 percent in the last year, and Scottish game dealers have reported the demand for grouse has seen a five-fold increase, making the meat a particular favourite among consumers.

Guide to maintaining and cleaning your shotgun

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The shooting season has recently come to an end, so now it is time to take a look at some tips and tricks to ensure that your shotgun is correctly cleaned and stored to keep it in top condition, which is particularly important in the off-season. Maintaining your shotgun can extend its longevity and ensure Continue Reading →

The Role of Farmers and Shooters in the 25-Year Plan

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Theresa May’s 25-year plan was launched in January 2018, hoping to create a “cleaner, greener Britain”, which I think that we can all agree has been a long time coming! There are numerous different initiatives within the plan, focusing on a number of problem areas including plastic waste, avoidable refuse and soil degradation. With targets Continue Reading →

Animal Fact File: Red Grouse

A red grouse in Britain

Name: Red Grouse Scientific Name: Lagopus lagopus Description: The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird with a plump body, short tail and slightly hooked beak. It is found in heather moorland across Britain and Ireland. Other names for it include moorcock or moorfowl.

What Should Be in Your Gundog First Aid Kit

Labrador retriever gundog in water

Throughout the shooting season, gundogs are worked hard in heaver cover, jumping through undergrowth and swimming in lakes or streams. If you are lucky, your dog will make it through unharmed, and will just be in need of a clean, but should an injury occur; you need to make sure you have everything in a Continue Reading →

How Much is Our Nature Worth?

A green woodland in the UK where shoots take place

How much is our nature worth? Is it possible to put a figure on something that, ultimately, is priceless to us? The Office for National Statistics recently released a statement showing the estimated worth of the UK’s nature, including green spaces, natural resources and wildlife. At a time when environmental concerns seems to be peaking, Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Spring 2018

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With the Beast from the East, Storm Emma and now a lot of rain, it feels like spring might never arrive on UK shores, but we have a feeling it is just around the corner, with blue skies, warmer weather and plants in bloom on their way too! In anticipation of spring, we have put Continue Reading →