Up and down the country, you will find die-hard advocates of every strain of pheasant from English blacknecks and French ringnecks to Michigan bluebacks. But is there such a thing as the perfect sporting pheasant? Marcus Janssen does some delving.
Up and down the country, syndicate shoots are run by teams of hard-working and committed men and women who are simply passionate about their sport. But, as Julien Pursglove discovered, the sweet fruits of success are always well worth all the effort.
What is it that turns a drive into the jewel in a shoot’s crown – a crescendo of adrenaline, endorphins and wide smiles? Joining a very lucky team of Guns last season, Will Pocklington found himself well placed to conduct a little research.
Rupert Godfrey ponders ‘the most difficult shot’, and considers how pheasant shooting has changed over the years.
Where Guns travelled from drive to drive by rail. One of a series of fascinating articles by the late Bob Jones.
What is the most difficult shot in all of game shooting? And how do you master it? We spoke to another six of the finest game Shots in the UK to find out.
What is the most difficult shot in all of game shooting, and how do you master it? In the first instalment in this two-part series, we speak to six of the UK’s finest game Shots to find out.
Woodcock, hares and the worry of small pheasants, by Mike Barnes.
Marcus Janssen looks at modern trends in cartridge manufacturing for game shooting in the UK, and wonders whether bigger is always better.
David. S. D. Jones turns the pages of Sir Francis Denys’ shooting and fishing diary from 1897.
James Darvill feels it's time for a moan about the state of driven shooting in the UK.
Up until the late 19th century, game books often featured species that are no longer on our quarry list. David S. D. Jones looks at some of these gamebirds of yesteryear.
Patrick Tillard joins The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club for a Ladies’ Day in Yorkshire.
Should we really be shooting at extreme pheasants when even the best Shots are bringing down only one bird in ten? By John Lennie.
Chris Batha travels the length of Britain and rises to the task of nominating the most spectacular pheasant drives in the business.
Do we really need to use big loads to be sure of effectiveness? Tim Woodhouse assesses the options.
American sportsmen have a special fondness for shooting in Ireland and Scotland. But for many, driven pheasants are unfamiliar territory and Chris Batha helps them make the most of their visits.
Just how do they do it? All sports have their challenges and for most of us in game shooting it is well presented high pheasants that get the adrenaline pumping - we are talking about the most difficult but exciting of shots.
Just how high is high? Every shoot seems to claim to have high birds these days. Mike Barnes went to Whitfield to find out what really high pheasants look like.