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  1. The 2013 Grouse Season

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 06 February 2014

    And what a season it has been! Whilst there have been specific areas where the Grouse have not done well in 2013, generally it has been an exceptional year, with large numbers of Grouse over much of the North of Read the Rest…

  2. Geese in the Orkney Islands

    Article written by Orkney Shooting Holidays 28 November 2013

    Over the past few decades there has been significant increase in numbers of geese visiting and living in the Orkney Islands. This change in behaviour has led to the islands becoming a magnet for goose shooters from all over the Read the Rest…

  3. Is Medicated Grit the answer?

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 24 October 2013

    So far as grouse are concerned, we seem to be living in an age of plenty.  Many moors have since 2007, shot large bags of grouse without the crash which used to be a regular feature after a run of Read the Rest…

  4. Early September Partridge

    Article written by William Powell Sporting 03 October 2013

    ‘September saw the first of William Powell Sporting’s Partridge days. We have already taken days on a number of Partridge shoots up and down the country and have had some truly memorable days. So far we have visited the Sussex Read the Rest…

  5. Grouse Roundup

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 03 October 2013

    Overall, 2013 has been a very good Grouse season, but there has been an enormous amount of variation in how different Moors, let alone different areas have performed. Some are still shooting well into October, whilst others gave up long Read the Rest…

  6. Early June Grouse

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 13 June 2013

    The weather has definitely changed for the better and thank heavens for that.  Even though we had snow on the hills (and the Tomatin to Grantown-on-Spey road was closed on May 23rd), at last the warm weather is showing improvement Read the Rest…

  7. Spring at Last. On the Pigeons

    Article written by Tim Watts 30 May 2013

    Back in April, the East Anglian arable landscape resembled that of late February as the crops struggle with continuing freezing temperatures. Many that were late drilled and lay waterlogged for most of the Winter did not need an additional month Read the Rest…

  8. Pheasant & Partridge Review

    Article written by James Chapel MRICS 20 March 2013

    Once again the weather has been a major factor throughout last season. Initially the draught threatened early drilling for cover crops but this fear was quickly banished with the arrival of the rain. Unfortunately it never stopped and this, combined Read the Rest…

  9. 2012 Grouse Review

    Article written by James Chapel MRICS 20 March 2013

    In the early Spring of 2012 most grouse moor managers, keepers and indeed letting agent had high hopes for another great grouse shooting season throughout the UK. Ten weeks later and a combination of very high rainfall and generally much Read the Rest…

  10. Louisiana Hog Hunting

    Article written by Fieldsports Channel 21 February 2013

    Americans enjoy hunting both of their hog varieties. There are the wild boar, known as the ridgeback, and the wild pigs, domesticated breeds, gone feral. The wild boar grow to around 300lb and have a reputation for being aggressive. The Read the Rest…