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 [...]

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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 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 [...]