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  1. Boots vs Wellies

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 30 September 2016

    I was historically a boot man unless it really was very, very wet or I knew I would be crossing streams. Much of this is because years ago, the range of wellingtons available was limited and the quality was often Read the Rest…

  2. Breeks vs Trousers

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 25 September 2016

        I would never ever have imagined twenty years ago that I would ever be seen out shooting in other than Breeks. Gentlemen, just didn’t! I still love wearing Breeks which I accept some Guns feel uncomfortable in and Read the Rest…

  3. Accidents on a Grouse Moor – How to avoid them

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 27 August 2016

    The grouse season is now well under way, here are some top tips from Mark Osborne on how to remain accident free when shooting grouse.   There seems to have been considerably more shooting accidents on grouse moors in recent Read the Rest…

  4. Glorious Twelfth Essentials

    Article written by William Powell Country 11 August 2016

    The Glorious Twelfth is here! To kick start your season, we thought we would share our top ten essentials that would not go a miss (excuse the pun!) on the Grouse Moor! It’s’ very important that you are; a) Comfortable Read the Rest…

  5. GROUSE PROSPECTS FOR 2016

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 04 August 2016

    It is always difficult before the Season, even this close, to make accurate predictions as to what Grouse prospects are going to be across Moors from the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border right up to Caithness. However, this year is probably harder to Read the Rest…

  6. Shooting under threat in our National Parks

    Article written by William Powell Country 27 March 2016

    A recent survey which has been organised by The Campaign for National Parks (CNP) is asking the question whether shooting is compatible with our National Parks and therefore should occur in them. Tim Bonner, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Read the Rest…

  7. 2015/16 Sporting Season

    Article written by James Chapel MRICS 11 March 2016

    The 2015 grouse season started amidst some confusion as to exactly what numbers of grouse some moors really did have! It quickly became apparent that in England the western moors had few if any grouse to form much of a Read the Rest…

  8. Hunting Lodge in Patagonia, Argentina

    Article written by Ben Smith 14 January 2016

    Patagonia, southern Argentina, a destination famed for its crystal clear waters and prolific fly fishing, but it is not widely known to many in the UK as a premier stalking destination. Prior to working at William Powell I myself was Read the Rest…

  9. Wild Boar in the Loire Valley

    Article written by William Powell Sporting 07 December 2015

    Hunting Wild Boar in France The thrill you feel at the approach of a large Boar is completely different to the excitement of a really good windy day on the Grouse or successfully bringing down a left and right of Read the Rest…

  10. Return Invitation, Check!

    Article written by Will Southall 23 November 2015

    How to receive a return invitation before, during and after a shoot day It’s always a nervous wait before the season starts – Will I be lucky enough this year, or won’t I? Having come from a shooting background myself, Read the Rest…