Deer Impact – Why is it important to Understand?

As a land owner, estate manager or deer stalker it is important to understand what impact the wildlife on your land is having, both negative and positive. Habitat impact assessment may be new and unfamiliar to some land managers but that does not mean that they are not a valuable thing to undertake and one [...]

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A Summer Hunting Glove

Ironclad is a name that may be familiar to those who have a military connection but to most of the field sports world they are a relative new comer. Ironclad manufacture gloves for the US armed forces and they are now being imported into the UK by Chosen Tactical. The gloves are extremely comfortable and [...]

The Viper is Back

A review of probably the most steady rifle shooting rest ever

You need the right footwear for stalking in the Highlands

The Highlands of Scotland are a wonderful place for hunting deer. The terrain is challenging and the deer are wiley and wild. But even in the warmest of summers the Highlands are wet. On a recent trip to the very North West of the country I found out just how important warm dry feet really [...]

Pulsar Forward F135 Night Vision Add On

  Pulsar are now the go to name in digital night vision and thermal imaging equipment and they continue to create new and more usable products. Night vision (NV) can be a problem for some of us, what should we go for? Do we want to have a dedicated rifle purely used for NV? Rear [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]