Matt Kidd visits the Burghley Estate in South Lincolnshire where he joins a team of Guns for whom it’s all about the camaraderie, banter and laughter.
After an eight-year hiatus, the Graythwaite Shoot in the Lake District is back, and it has everything going for it, says Matt Kidd.
The very best driven pheasant shoots in Scotland, as nominated by the UK’s most respected game Shots, shooting instructors and loaders.
David Egan takes a step back in time and joins a team of Guns at Arbury Hall in Warwickshire for a truly memorable day's shooting.
Can a shoot be both progressive and traditional? Yes, says Will Pocklington, following a visit to Constable Burton in North Yorkshire where emphasis is placed on both heritage and best modern practices.
Rupert Godfrey returns to Rotherfield Park in Hampshire for a wonderful day's mixed shooting.
Is 2019 your year of trying something different? Or are you simply searching for new and exciting adventures with rod, rifle or gun in hand?
Well, here are 10 ideas – five from the UK, five from further afield – to help you start planning a memorable sporting year...
Dismiss something before giving it a fair chance, and you might just miss out, says Will Pocklington after a day's shooting with a difference at the Worlaby Estate in Lincolnshire.
In the face of much uncertainty in Scotland, some rural landowners are continuing to plough significant investment into sporting estates, says Will Pocklington. And the Glenprosen Estate is a glowing example of just what can be achieved.
Robert Tennant recalls a particularly magical day on the Isle of Jura when his lucky stars aligned to provide him with a smorgasboard of exhilarating sport and fine fayre for the open fire.
Want to know what a shoot is really like? Ask the opinion of a well-travelled 90-year-old who's been shooting there for over 40 years, says Will Pocklington.
The opportunity to sample fieldsports at home and abroad is best facilitated by a sporting agent, says Nick Hammond who explores an ever-changing market which relies on trust, integrity, and relationships on the ground.
Off the back of a widespread poor breeding season for the king of gamebirds, Will Pocklington visits a grouse moor in the North York Moors adapting well to the many curveballs thrown its way.
Forget bag size, extreme-range birds and overages, for one family in south Lincolnshire it’s the company that counts.
Richard Larthe established Brimpsfield Park shoot in the Cotswolds in the early 1980s, but now, following his untimely death in 2015, the time has come for his two sons, Henry and Archie, to take over the reins.
After a day of gale-force winds and unseasonably warm temperatures at Urra Estate in North Yorkshire, Dave Carrie considers the key role that weather conditions play on a shoot day.
Howling winds, smoking waters and sport in its rawest form. Robert Tennant recounts a memorable winter shooting trip deep in the Scottish wilderness.
Fen pheasants are the wild brown trout of the gamebird world, says Marcus Janssen.
The trouble with reputations is that they must be upheld. With this in mind, Marcus Janssen travelled to the revered Molland Shoot in North Devon to see if it lives up to all the fanfare.
Mike Barnes emerges from the November fog to enjoy a day of fine sport and good company on the Berkshire Downs at Brightwalton.
Country sportsmen and women are all a little bonkers, says Patrick Tillard, after enjoying a wet and wild day at Chillington Estate.
Simon K. Barr heads to the Isle of Harris to test his sporting prowess against our most enigmatic wader.
The fact that you’ve probably never heard of Rhug Shoot in North Wales is remarkable, says Marcus Janssen, who reflects on one of the highlights of his season.
The presentation of fine partridges isn't restricted to the shooting field for one family in Norfolk, as Mike Barnes discovered.
It may not have the acreage, topography or scenery typical of a top driven shoot, but there is nothing ordinary about Carlton Towers, says Marcus Janssen.
Mike Barnes looks at how, in nine years, Chris Butterfield has created a first class shoot in Nottinghamshire.
Mike Barnes savours a day on an award-winning shoot in Bedfordshire.
Dave Carrie visits Mulgrave Castle in North Yorkshire for a shoot day with a difference.
As Marcus Janssen was reminded recently, the difference between a good and a great day’s shooting is often determined by those you share a gunbus with.
Stratospheric pheasants may not be everyone’s bag, says Mike Barnes, but if you do want to be tested by birds at the very limit of a shotgun’s range, then Whitfield in Northumberland would be a good place to start.
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