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Live pigeon trap shooting – a history

live-pigeon-shootingWhen English gunmaking was booming, and the likes of Churchill, Holland & Holland, Purdey and Boss & Co. put their guns to the test in front of the public, a favourite destination was Monte Carlo, where live pigeon trap shooting contests offered seriously impressive prizes and celebrity status to the best Shots.

Live pigeon trap shooting was big, and before the sport was banned in the UK there were a number of clubs to rival those found overseas.

Indeed, the sport of live pigeon trap shooting has a fascinating history which has been brilliantly pieced together over two decades by live pigeon aficionado and Texan author Cyril S. Adams in a brand new and lavishly illustrated coffee table book, Live Pigeon Trap Shooting.

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Shooting

Pheasant shooting in the Caribbean

pheasant shooting in dominican republicTake note, remarks Will Pocklington, the age-old sporting holiday sticking point has been resolved. Grab your trunks and book your flights to the Caribbean.

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A mixed bag on the decoys

mixed bagStorm-damaged barley provides a day of mixed sport for Rupert Godfrey.

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Gundogs

Tips for working a dog on a grouse moor

lab in heatherJayne Coley offers her advice for those who will be working a dog on the moors for the first time this season.

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The rough shooter's dog

tweed media walked-upThe sight of dog and Gun working together to put game in the bag is a joy to behold, says Ben Randall as he offers his advice for the training and handling of a gundog for walked-up sport.

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Latest features

Chamois stalking in the Austrian Alps

austrian chamois huntingOur sports take us to some remarkable places, says Marcus Janssen who reflects on his first chamois hunt high in the Austrian Alps.

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A guide to setting up pigeon decoys

A guide to setting up pigeon decoys

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