A feeder built for deer

I have recently bought and installed a specialist deer feeder from Game Feeders in East Sussex. Fred who makes the feeders was ever so helpful even when  I wanted it modifying so it would throw field beans as well. The feeder itself is a simple concept, it is basically a pheasant feeder with longer legs [...]

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The Ultimate Thermal Rifle Scope

A review of the new Pulsar thermal imaging weapon scope, probably the finest of its kind and well worth the price tag

The Second Look at Protecting Ourselves from Ticks and Lyme Disease

Personal protective equipment is usually not something that hobby shooters think about much at all, although we will all have some PPE on our person every time we head out stalking, lamping or any other type of shooting for that matter. The most common that we will all have with us will be a mobile [...]

A non chemical way of repelling ticks – The Tickless

This year ticks have been really bad all over the UK. In areas where there are very few ticks this spring and summer we have seen them appear out of nowhere, could it be from our recent very mild winters? Ticks are a serious concern to hunters because of the risk of the terrible Lyme [...]

The Glorious 12th – The Start of The Shooting Season

The 12th of August marks the start of the red grouse season in the UK. This iconic bird is heralded as one of the toughest and most challenging of all the game birds to shoot and is a truly wild quarry. Many thousands of people will head to the moors on the 12th to take [...]

Promoting game shooting to the British public

I have just spent four very long and busy days at the BBC CountryFile Live show at Blenheim palace in Oxfordshire. The stand was a joint venture with the National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO), The Game and Wildlife Conservation Tust, Brights Seeds, The Game Dealers Association and the British Deer Society but paid for entirely by the NGO. The idea was [...]

Trigger sticks for deer stalking – do you need to spend big?

In the UK you will very rarely see a deer hunter without a set of sticks of one kind or another. Just like bipod's and sound moderators we use them as a matter of course to help us achieve a clean kill at various ranges in varying shooting positions. Stalking sticks can be a simple [...]

Did the Diotto Auchleek Boot live up to expectations? Unfortunately Not.

Diotto are an Italian boot maker who are in the high end section of the market competing against the likes of Mendel and Harkila for a market share in the hunting, gamekeeping and stalking sector. I bought a pair of Diotto Auchleek boots for deer hunting and put them through the test. I have used [...]

Should we stay in green or make sure we are seen?

When I started stalking the only real option for clothing was army surplus or Barbour type wax jackets. Both were good and did the job of keeping the rain off and the old DPD Camouflage army jackets had lots of useful pockets. However, times have changed and as sportsmen we are in an area where [...]