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.
If you want safari success, says Kevin Thomas, you can’t retreat when the temperature rises – you need to keep hunting through the punishing ‘midday window’ Throughout my hunting career, be it guiding safaris or hunting for myself, I’ve observed…
These days, it can seem that all law-abiding shooters are constantly walking a licensing tightrope. David Barrington Barnes outlines how a sensible approach can avoid the worst problems
Leading policy-makers in the field sports world are warning that 2019 could be a tough year for shooters, with the ever- existent threat of further legal restrictions compounded by Brexit
Foxing in the countryside is one thing. But foxing on the boundaries of your land, or near a nosy or fox-hugging neighbour, is quite another. Robert Bucknell shows you how to make it work in close quarters
Tough, versatile and surprisingly advanced, the Steiner Ranger BT 4-15×56 is a mid-priced scope with serious clout, finds Chris Parkin
Paul Childerley heads to Slovenia for the hunt of a lifetime amid not one but two mountain ranges
The price of shooting seems to be going up all the time. I am resisting haggling every time I go into a gun shop because I assume there are wider legislative or economic forces at work behind all the price rises. But am I right?
March can bring a real change in the weather, daylight hours and temperature – but the sportsman’s aims remain the same. It’s the last month of roe doe stalking, and also a crucial time to get out after foxes at night before the hours of darkness get short and the lambs arrive.
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