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Ask the experts: Firearms certificate process

I’ve been waiting for my firearms certificate to arrive for months now, with no joy. Is there anything I can do to speed the process along? I don’t want to irritate my firearms department and see myself put on a black list, but waiting doesn’t seem to be doing much good.

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16,000 newcomers try shooting

The UK’s largest shooting association, which now boasts more than 155,000 members, got more than 16,000 people to take their first shots through a combination of attendance at key events

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When the blizzard hits

As temperatures dip below zero, Chris Dalton is tasked with taking out a DSC2 candidate in Perthshire, hoping the snow doesn’t make stalking impossible

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SPONSORED: Opening shots

How do you get into rifle shooting? The British Association for Shooting and Conservation bring us the guide to all the steps you need to take

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Hare of the Dog

Blood hound specialist Thomas Müller says that the Hanoverian method of tracker training can be adapted by substituting the hare for a red stag

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Brian Lile offers a British perspective on the Hanoverian tracking hound

Some 25 years ago I began deer stalking, after being brought up with other fieldsports, namely trout and salmon fishing and other forms of game shooting. At this time I had a passion for using working dogs to retrieve the

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Instilled Basics

Tracking hound expert Thomas Müller shares his experience on conditioning both pups and hound handlers to ensure that they are literally up to following the right track

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NEW! The Shooting Show – extreme long range with the Swarovski X5 scope

Mark Ripley is a man used to a long-range shot or two – so we’ve carted him off to WMS in Wales for a 900-yard plink. And we’ve got the perfect tool for the job: The Swarovski X5 riflescope, which

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So you want to go stalking?

Deer stalking is a tricky business, but with the right training and a DSC you’ll be eating venison in no time, says Chris Dalton

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Introduction to Training Methods

Tracking hound expert Thomas Müller looks at the various methods of introducing your young hound to training proper, and the actual equipment involved

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