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Walked-up grouse shooting – a few tips

regalThe spring grouse counts were cause for optimism for many. Favourable weather in late May and early June – the key hatching weeks – offered promise. And yet, here we are with just days until the season opens, this year on August 13th, and prospects for Lagopus lagopus have changed somewhat...

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Shooting

Scotland's top 20 pheasant shoots

scotlands top pheasant shootsThe very best driven pheasant shoots in Scotland, as nominated by the UK’s most respected game Shots, shooting instructors and loaders.

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What shot size for pigeons? 

shot_sizeAfter a short trial, Rupert Godfrey again concludes that No. 5s are best for woodies.

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Gundogs

The heelwork masterclass

heelwork masterclassIn the second part of a new series, Ben Randall offers his advice on how to train your dog to walk to heel.

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Gundogs: the seven sins

seven gundog sinsIt’s rare to make it through the shooting season without encountering at least a few poorly behaved gundogs, but some bad habits and issues crop up more than others. Ben Randall considers the most common problems and how to prevent or resolve them.

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Latest features

A grouse keeper's diary

Grouse KeeperA grouse keeper’s role on a shoot day is as multifaceted as the working hours are long. We speak to a headkeeper from a well-known moor in England who gives us the low-down on everything that goes on behind the scenes.

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Trout with pickled cucumber, spelt and herbs

Gill mellorAward-winning author, food writer and chef Gill Meller shares a simple but sublime summer trout salad. 

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