Gun-puppy to Gundog – Part 1

Bruce the 7 week old labrador puppy training to be a gun dog

Meet Bruce! He is a 7 week old Labrador from Aberdeenshire, Scotland – named after the famous Scottish King, Robert the Bruce. This article is the first in a series of a step-by-step guides to owning and training a gundog – it is written for the recreational shooter, who wants a dog that is both Continue Reading →

WH Smith Bans Sale of Shooting Magazines to Under 14bs


So as I understand it,B WH Smith willB sellB children underB 14 violent Comic BooksB or Computer Game MagazinesB (about games where the object is to shoot each other) but they won’t sell them magazines about recreational shooting written by professionals who are promoting safe and responsible practices?! There is no legal age for having Continue Reading →

The First Weeks Shooting

Our first shoot was good, we had a tricky start, but by the afternoon however the birds started to fly well. The weather hasnbt helped much; itbs been too hot. However the guns donbt always see it this way. I know they pay for the bag and expect it but itbs more than that, when Continue Reading →

Don't be chicken about keeping hens

The idea of keeping hens in your garden is an increasingly popular one. Regular fresh eggs is an attractive prospect, but there are considerations to be made in terms of the conditions and wellfare of these often beautiful creatures. That said, don’t be put off, below is a list of helpful organisations that will get Continue Reading →


As summer threatens to emerge from the grey veil that has so far suppressed its full glory, and with the ring of Olympic celebration in the air, it’s only right that we start cracking a few bottles of fine wine with friends, or even alone, and celebrate what it means to be British. OK, so Continue Reading →

CLA Game Fair Cancelled

English weather! The CLA Game Fair has been cancelled and so we are going to have an alternative CLA Game Fair online and at our warehouse with hundreds of bargains in clothing, gifts and other intriguing things. Watch this space

Spring weather

Well what a wet and windy spring we’ve had an cold with it. I have seen smoke billowing from the village chimneys in the evenings throughout May an June.B A lot of blossom was blown off the trees and shrubs before the bees could pollinate them, disaster, as this means there will not be an Continue Reading →

A Great British Strawberry Debate

The Great British Strawberries Debate

How about trying our delicious Barbecue Strawberry Recipes over this sunny weekend. Webre having arguments here over which we prefer so why not try them out and let us know which recipe you like best, or send us your own recipes to try. Bon appC)tit   Simonbs Choice b BBQ Strawberries The best way to Continue Reading →

May Contain Nuts!!

May contain Nuts!!

Squirrel Pie? why not try a traditional Cornish Squirrel Pasty and support the Red Squirrel Survival Trust! This weekend saw the first Official Cornish Pastry Championship with over 100 pasty-makers, amateur and professionals all trying to be the Cornish Pasty Champion 2012. Mentionned on Saturdaybs BBC Breakfast, Sky News and the Mirror newspaper the championship Continue Reading →

Squirrel Pie for Sustainable Nourishment and a B#30 Voucher!

The environmental experts are now suggesting that we embrace sustainability by feeding ourselves with squirrel meat. Apparently this rodent that actually managed to almost wipe out our pretty red squirrels tastes delicious due to its inclination to eat nuts.! I suspect that would make everyone in our office fairly scrumptious since we live on keeping Continue Reading →