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How to choose the best trail camera for you

Technical innovation has transformed fieldsports. Standing in the line on a driven day, clad in tweed plus fours and clasping an inherited side-by-side, it may seem like not much has changed since the Edwardian golden age of shooting. But almost every facet of our sport has been shaped by the…

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Best gun slips: for gameshooters, clayshooters and wildfowlers

Discovering the best gun slips While shooting in the field I often change my kit around, trying out new gadgets and gizmos. Yet, perhaps the most consistent and long-standing item, and one I am reluctant to change, is my old leather gun slip. It’s been with me for years and,…

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The best gaiters for walked-up shooting

Gaiters for shooting are essential, particularly if you’re walked-up shooting on moorland. Why you need the best gaiters for shooting Wear gaiters with your breeks and shooting socks to protect your legs from ticks, as well as mud, scratches from rough heather and brambles. You’ll also be able to stride…

Stay near The Game Fair in the Hotel du Vin Stratford

Looking for somewhere to stay near The Game Fair? Look no further …

We’ve put together a list of hotels near The Game Fair at Ragley Hall , including nearby B&Bs and holiday lets, at a range of price points to help you make the most of your visit. Accommodation is listed with the distance from the venue (Ragley Hall ) and grouped…

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Tick prevention in dogs

Did you know dogs can get Lyme disease too?  Tick prevention in dogs is crucial and removing a tick quickly will prevent the disease being passed on. (Read more on Lyme disease here.) Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs Fever Loss of appetite Swelling of joints If your dog has…

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The best fox control kit: Mark Ripley shares the essentials

Early recon pays dividends when tracking Charlie, but reliable kit also makes the job much more effective. Here is the best fox control kit which I use regularly, essential for any foxer trying to protect game or livestock. Fox Pro Inferno £199.95 The Inferno from Fox Pro is an ideal…

Best clayshooting caps

Best clay shooting caps – what to wear on the clay ground

Not everybody wears a cap when they’re out on the clay ground but a cap is a useful item to have on you. (For more on what to wear clay pigeon shooting read here.) Award-winning clayshooter, CPSA shooting instructor and Sporting Gun contributor Becky McKenzie says: “Caps are good for…

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Best budget binoculars – what came out top in our field test?

There is no denying that you get what you pay for when it comes to optical performance, but very expensive optics can have their downfalls. Most of us know how it feels to own a piece of kit that almost seems too good to expose to the rough and tumble…

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Moleskin trousers: we’ve picked out the best for country style

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Moleskin has been around for centuries and moleskin trousers have long been a part of a country wardrobe, thanks to their warmth, comfort and durability. Despite the name, the…

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Best hunting knives put to the test

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more There are few tools more central to fieldsports than a decent knife and, whether you are gralloching stags in the Highlands or divvying up the game pie at a…

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The best Tattersall shirts for shooting

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more The best Tattersall shirts are design classics for shooting and a garment that no countryman or woman should be without. (For our list of the best shooting shirts see…

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Best shooting wellies: how to stay dry, comfortable and still look the part

When the rain comes down and the mud starts churning up you’ll be looking for the best shooting wellies you can find. Sturdy, robust footwear that won’t slip on wet ground, will let you walk dry footed through streams and over ploughed fields. Footwear you can just hose off after…

Air rifle shooter Mat Manning

Best air rifle slugs: these are the ones you should be trying out

Talk to airgun shooters and the subject will turn more and more often to air rifle slug ammunition. It is gaining in popularity with airgun shooters and the choice of readily available airgun slugs is now far wider than it was just a couple of years ago. Many of the…

Best anti-itch cream for hunters – our top picks

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more When it comes to kit you need when venturing out for a stalking session, you think of obvious things like rifle (goes without saying I’d imagine), as well as…

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Best chronographs for airguns – Richard Saunders’ top choices

Why chronographs for airguns are key Ignorance, it is said, is no defence in law. Responsible airgunners know that without a Firearm Certificate (FAC), possessing a rifle that pushes out more than 12 foot pounds (ft-lb) will not only get you into trouble, but fuel the argument of those who’d…

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Essential crow shooting kit

Crow shooting is a wonderful game of cat and mouse against a rather cunning adversary. The shooting provides excellent sporting opportunities and essential pest management, as crows will cause tremendous damage, both in terms of wildlife and agriculture, if left unchecked. Unfortunately, the ongoing destruction caused by crows makes them…

Looking at outdoor phone cases? Here are our picks

When it comes to outdoor phone cases, you are simply asking for trouble if you’re out in the field for extended periods of time and you don’t have a serious phone protector. They are a valuable inclusion because they allow you to be able to use your phone without thought…