Jonathan Young

Duck shooting in Argentina. Morning flight

Duck shooting in Argentina in the wake of a hurricane is for wildfolwers who love the wet. A far cry from wildfowling on Lindisfarne. Wildfowlers either grow to love the…

Fabbri Italian gunmakers. Fabbri shotgun

Fabbri, Italian gunmakers, were the subject of a whispered heresy from one of gunmaking’s heaven born: the Blessed Trinity – Purdey, Holland & Holland and Boss – no longer made…

Holkham keepers wearing "Cokes", the original bowlers designed by James Lock - The Field's top 50 sporting estates

The sporting world throngs with kind hosts who quietly follow that counsel found in the Acts of the Apostles: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Given God…

Falconry

There’s an ancient beauty in witnessing a falcon or hawk take quarry. “One of my most memorable days in the sporting field was on a soaking, blustery day one October,’’…

Pigeon shooting

Many experienced shots consider the pigeon to be the equal of most gamebirds, which is why we all remember the woodpigeon shot on driven days. But despite its abundance, it’s…

Smoked fish

Everyone who shoots, fishes or stalks has a freezerful of dead stuff, some of it rivalling the Siberian mammoth for its years in icy entombment. Those ancient pheasant and pigeon…