A modern malaise

A modern malaise

A closer look at mental health and shooting sports.

Author:
Julia Stoddart
Styles, eyes and diets

Styles, eyes and diets

Comprehensive answers to commonly asked game shooting questions.

Author:
Simon Ward
Plas Dinam

Plas Dinam

Having retired from the corporate world of private banking, Sandy Swinton is now a jobbing pianist and our new roving reporter, unearthing sporting gems around the country. First stop is Powys.

Blue grouse red letter day

Blue grouse red letter day

Retired financier Sandy Swinton recalls his best day in the field shooting woodpigeon with legendary guide Peter Schwerdt.

A head start

A head start

Whether you are new to shooting or a seasoned veteran on the peg, the off season is an important time to prepare for your first day, explains top game shooting instructor Simon Ward.

Author:
Simon Ward
Looking to the future

Looking to the future

Alan Beynon BVM&S MRCVS, Director of St David’s Game Bird Services, looks at how the pandemic has helped create positive change.

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

We visit the ambitious young team at Forthampton that's given the estate's historic shoot an overhaul.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
On the front foot

On the front foot

St David’s Gamebird Services work with roughly 3,500 shoots across the UK and Ireland. As the gamebird rearing season approaches, we speak to Director Alan Beynon, a qualified veterinary practitioner with over 30 years’ experience.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
Has your shoot been audited?

Has your shoot been audited?

More and more shoots are opening up their release pens to British Game Assurance auditors in a bid to show best practice. However, some have shunned the process as they are worried about failing. We meet the BGA auditors to debunk the myths and explain what actually happens on the day.

Author:
Fieldsports Journal
Prescombe shoot

Prescombe shoot

Just why is everyone raving about this mixed shoot on the Wiltshire/Dorset border?

Author:
Matt Kidd
Lead: A poisonous issue

Lead: A poisonous issue

Waitrose is the largest retailer of game in Britain. Communications manager John Gregson wrote the supermarket’s controversial policy on selling game shot with lead. As a keen shooter, he understands the subject well.

Author:
John Gregson
A brace of snipe and a pint of port

A brace of snipe and a pint of port

Prime ministers, Charles Darwin and many more besides have all enjoyed the prospect of snipe; says Jeremy Hobson

Author:
Jeremy Hobson
To foster or not to foster?

To foster or not to foster?

A method of boosting English partridge numbers in a tough breeding year.

Author:
Tim Furbank
Game bag sizes

Game bag sizes

The value of a shoot day should be assessed by the overall experience, not the weight of the bag explains Hugh van Cutsem.

Author:
Hugh van Cutsem
Performance anxiety in shooting sports

Performance anxiety in shooting sports

Focus, concentration and nerves –how to shoot your best in a grouse butt.

Author:
Simon Ward
Game shooting Q&A

Game shooting Q&A

Top game shooting instructor Simon Ward answers your questions.

Author:
Simon Ward
Cartridges for pigeons

Cartridges for pigeons

Gary Turner asks 'Why shoot pigeons with the cheapest cartridges available?'

Author:
Gary Turner
Game keeping bursary award

Game keeping bursary award

Introducing Holland & Holland’s new Conservation Bursary initiative.

Author:
Sam Thompson