Bridget Lansley

Despite the importance of people to a shoot day, the guns, beaters and pickers-up are rarely featured in our sporting art. Bridget Lansley tells Janet Menzies why she is putting…

Finding the ideal gundog; How to buy a gun at auction – picking a beauty from the beasts; Fishing Russia’s salmon rivers – where to catch the fish of a…

Portuguese-style mussel stew

It’s time to move away from hearty, meat feasts and embrace lighter suppers and fresh flavours. Philippa Davis’ portuguese-style mussel stew with watercress, garlic, white wine and coriander brings spring…

Gundog collars

It is a legal requirement for dogs in public places to wear a collar, with the name and address of their owner. David Tomlinson considers the best gundog collars. For…

Gillian Taylor

Gillian Taylor, a working vet, was introduced to fieldsports by the Pony Club as a child, and took up clay-shooting in her thirties. Now a shoot regular, she has taken…

The Field

Woodpigeon, the perfect ‘gamebird’?; The Beretta Silver Pigeon – the world’s most successful shotgun?; Port and sport with The Scarteen – hunting with Ireland’s black and tan hounds; How to…

Local butchers

Huge pressure for low prices and uniformity, alongside bureaucracy, has seen the close of many local butchers and abattoirs. Tim Field considers how the current situation could be improved –…

Grouse stroganoff

Philippa Davis’ grouse stroganoff gets leftover game out of the freezer and onto the table. If you don’t have any grouse left, partridge or pheasant work just as well. Remember,…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

If you can live without noise-based nostalgia, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an SUV that was worth the wait, says Charlie Flindt. For more on Alfa Romeo, read Charlie Flindt’s…