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The Fur Feather & Fin Guide to Spring Picnic Essentials

After the gorgeous weather of the Easter bank holiday, people up and down the country will be looking forward to more sunshine for a traditional picnic or barbecue. There is nothing better than heading outdoors to dine al fresco, and it’s handy to know what essentials you will need to make the picnic enjoyable. In the latest edition of our Fur Feather & Fin guides, we are covering the spring picnic essentials.

couple drinking wine on a picnic blanket

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Guide to British Wildlife: Bats - Part 2

In our newest guide to native British wildlife, we are looking at more of the country’s resident bats, the only flying mammal in the world. There are 17 species of bat which are known to breed in Britain, counting for almost a quarter of the country’s native mammals. There are over 1,300 species of bat found across the world, with more being discovered nearly every year. Be sure to read part one of our guide to bats.

Common pipistrelle in flight

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Guide to Barbet Gundogs

The Barbet (pronounced bar-bay) is a medium-sized French water dog, listed by the French Kennel Club in the same group as retrievers and flushing dogs. As of 2018, the Barbet is the 220th breed recognised by The Kennel Club of the UK. An old breed, it has been a proficient dog for retrieving waterfowl for many years.

Two Barbet dogs sitting on grass

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The Fur Feather & Fin Guide To The Country

A person holding a loaded shotgun while standing on a paved area.

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Top 6 Gun Maintenance FAQs

Maintaining your shotgun is always important, especially in the off-season when it can be locked away for months on end without being used. Not only will regularly caring for your gun help to keep in it pristine condition but it will also ensure that no damage is being done while you are storing it away. Below, we have provided answers to our top six gun maintenance FAQs to help you maintain your most vital piece of shooting equipment:

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Guide To Shooting

Guide To Birds & Wildlife

6 Best Clay Pigeon Shooting Grounds in Britain Top 6 Gun Maintenance FAQs Applying for a Firearms Licence Animal Fact File: European Pine Marten Plans Approved to Reintroduce White-Tailed Eagles to the UK How to Welcome Garden Birds in Spring
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Guide To Gundogs

Guide To Country Recipes

A plate of roast quail, potatoes and vegetables
Top 9 Gundog FAQs Interview with Gundog Trainer, Jason Mayhew How to Spot Illegal Puppy Farming

Country Recipes: Homemade Chutneys

Three Recipes for Delicious Hip Flask Fillers Country Recipe: Hearty Venison Stew and Creamy Mash 
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Guide To Outdoor Activities

Guide To Home & Garden

Top 8 Walking Apps

The Fur Feather and Fin Guide to Spring

The Best Apps for Nature Lovers

Family Arts and Crafts to Try this Easter

Make Your Garden More Wildlife Friendly this Year 7 Must-Have Accessories for Country Homes this Spring
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How to Spot Illegal Puppy Farming

While buying a gundog puppy is an exciting process, many young dogs up for sale may not have come from a responsible breeder but instead, a puppy farm where illegal breeding practices take place. As well as breaking the law by implementing forced breeding methods, the dogs offered by puppy farmers are more likely to become ill or develop issues with both their behaviour and health once they reach adulthood. To ensure you are purchasing a healthy and happy gundog from a responsible breeder, we have provided a brief guide on how to spot illegal puppy farming:

Two young black and brown puppies jumping up behind a wooden gate.

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Top 6 Gun Maintenance FAQs

Maintaining your shotgun is always important, especially in the off-season when it can be locked away for months on end without being used. Not only will regularly caring for your gun help to keep in it pristine condition but it will also ensure that no damage is being done while you are storing it away. Below, we have provided answers to our top six gun maintenance FAQs to help you maintain your most vital piece of shooting equipment: 

A person holding a loaded shotgun while standing on a paved area.

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