Setters

Setters are classic hunter-pointers but competition on the Continent is increasingly expecting them to retrieve as well. Always considered the grouse moor specialists, there’s no reason their talent and grace…

William & Son pigeon gun

First impressions of the William & Son Pigeon Gun are outstanding but can it really be worth the money? Michael Yardley is delighted to find the latest from one of…

Game and blue cheese bridie

Bridies are pasties’ Scottish counterpart, and make an excellent piece for the hill. Philippa Davis’ game and blue cheese bridie is exactly the hearty fare best packed into a pocket.…

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

It may look a little ‘funky’, but Charlie Flindt is impressed by the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. You buy a Jeep for the rough stuff, and off-road is where the Trailhawk…

Chocolate and orange fruit tea cake

A day on the hill calls for hearty fare – but it must be robust enough to survive the journey. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and orange fruit tea cake is perfect…

Justin Tew

Justin Tew captures compelling and nostalgic seascapes but now his concerns for marine conservation are starting to inform his work, as he tells Janet Menzies. For more sporting artists, sculptor…

Ginger ale ham with soft rolls

Philippa Davis’ ginger ale ham with soft rolls is exactly the hearty fare required for the hill. They can easily slip into a large pocket and are robust enough for…

Gundog vaccinations

Gundog vaccinations are essential, but are annual boosters necessary? David Tomlinson considers what the titre test could teach us. For more on looking after your gundog’s health, bloat is uncommon…

British gunmakers

In the 19th century, gunmakers could be found the length and breadth of Great Britain. Today there remains only a small core of British gunmakers, but they are building the…