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    Shooting Tips

Shooting Tips

Sir Edward Dashwood’s top 10 tips for grouse shooting By E.J Churchill. SIR Edward Dashwood, owner of E.J.Churchill Shooting Ground, provides his top tips for a successful grouse shooting day in what is going to be a difficult year on the moors! 1. Well before your first shoot check your

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    Deerhounds

Deerhounds

The English Deerhound – turning negatives into positives By Dave Sleight. THE Deerhound is often claimed to be the closest relative of the Greyhound, yet when the two breeds are compared in detail there is a great deal of difference from a health and physical point of view. A friend

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    Hunting

Hunting

Attending the sweltering summertime puppy shows By Rachel Green. I HARDLY need to make reference to this incredible summer! I remember 1976, the year I arrived to work in Ireland and how we sweltered then. As ever the hunting scene has been taken up with Hunt puppy shows and fundraising

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    Lurchers

Lurchers

How prey drive develops in lurchers by Penny Taylor. I WAS asked at what age a lurcher pup should begin to chase rabbits, rather than standing, somewhat bewildered, when it sees those furry critters bouncing around at the edge of a field. The question is not one that can be

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    Shooting Club

Shooting Club

Rixton & Astley Shooting Club RIXTON & Astley Shooting Club was founded by Sam Green in 1985, then named Rixton Clay Pigeon Club. Shooting was on a farm located at Rixton near Warrington, a simple affair with manual traps and 30-bird shoots. The full history of the club is a

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    Gundog Training

Gundog Training

Training in hot weather By Annie Wales. IT’S hot isn’t it? Too hot for dog training. You can’t even rely on it cooling down in the evening as several days I’ve seen the temperature rise to over 30 degrees at 5pm. It’s almost scary and not at all British, but

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