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Hunting Rabbits In The UK Pt1

I've always hated that 'coming home from holiday' feeling, so when my plane landed at Gatwick, (or Gay Wick as the spell checker on my phone calls it) I thought I'd use the opportunity to soften my landing by going rabbit hunting on the way home.McShug...

Andy Richardson: Goose Hunting In Scotland

My pal Andy Richardson is something of a legend amongst sportsman traveling north of the border, with an impressive track record of guiding for lowland Roe deer and Pink-Leg Geese. What a lot of people dont know is that Andy is as handy with ...

DeerStalking: The Search For Muntjac

 Trigger jerk: and it's sighted 1 sq high at 100 yards!Shooter: "I've got some stalking! and one of my radiators won't get hot. What    should I do?"SBW: You had me from stalking, I'm on my wayBecause this report comes to you f...

Gear List: Woodland Deer Stalking

Last time I posted one of these Exploriment asked why I hadn't listed the gear I was to use, so here's the kit list for woodland stalking when you're the 'sport' or client. You're not likely to need a Survival Kit in the woodlands of southern England, ...

Deer Hunting In The UK Pt7

Pricket skulls found in the woodsA chap, we'll call him HunterX, wrote to me a few weeks ago, said he was a reader and invited me to go stalking with him.We to'd and fro'd over the email and finally his commitments match up with my commitments and we e...

Old School SBW In France Hunting Pr0n

Reserved for Hunting - How's that for POSTED!While Shooter and I were traveling to the clay ground the other day the inevitable subject of Hook and Bullet magazines came up, and I remembered this post from a couple of years back. One of my fa...

Weekend Reading: Welcome Shooter

Delighted to add a new voice to the blog roll, and following on from our meeting yesterday also award 'one of the good guys' status to 'Shooter' a most interesting new voice from the blogosphere.Shooter hails from a long line of Indian&n...

Suburban Hunters Of The Old East End

East Enders AfieldJust a quick one to let you know I've not fallen off the edge of the world.A while back I met up with Cleve author of Tales of a London Poacher a memoir which includes some excellent tales of his childhood shooting...

Leuku: The Knives Of Finland

In the pristine frozen north of europe where oily softwoods like birch and pine grow the Sammi people developed a form of knife known as the Leuku: long enough for chopping and light enough for carving this is the belt knife of the Boreal forests....

5 Gun Meme

I've been a little busy this year, and mysteriously unable to post comments on my own blog for the last three weeks but rest assured dear reader I'm still here and haven't given up blogging.In the meantime a blog-meme has been doing the rounds with the...