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    The right kit

    Take a moment to watch any of the best game Shots in the UK, and their effortless style and almost robotic consistency will impress you. Mark Winser outlines a few key fundamentals of good shooting.

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    Shooting

    Don't overlook the obvious

    simon wardGunfit, gunmount, footwork, timing and follow through are all paramount to good shooting, but if due attention is not paid to the other variables on a shoot day, says Simon Ward, you might find yourself walking back to the gunbus feeling nonplussed.

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    Arbury Hall – Warwickshire

    Arbury shootDavid 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.

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    Gundogs

    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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    Rescued, rehomed, recruited

    rescue dogsDespite a bad start in life, with the right approach, rescue dogs can make capable working partners. Will Pocklington joined dog trainer Jonathan Roberts and his team of unlikely recruits to see for himself.

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    Latest features

    Venison haunch with roast potatoes and broccoli

    Venison haunch with chargrilled tenderstem broccoli, chestnut puree, roast potatoes and a red wine balsamic reduction

    A sumptous dish perfect for the colder months, from Mark Whittaker, head chef at the Angel Inn, Petworth.

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    The only way is essex

    the only way is essexThough a county renowned for its so-called reality TV stars, there is still great sport to be enjoyed deep in the heart of rural Essex, says Matt Kidd. Especially when armed with a fly rod.

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