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  1. Attleborough accessories

    I’ve just been searching through my loft for some paperwork and come across a Brusletto Troll knife. It’s a teeny little knife maybe only 1.5 inch blade, and it has dealt with a lot of rabbits in my youth and it’s still good and sharp now. It reminded me of where I brought it from...
  2. Knife Sheaths

    I am starting the process of having a knife and gut hook made and the question of sheaths has been raised. To be honest I’m not sure which way to go. The way I see it there are three options. 1. Double sheaf containing both blades. Keeps them all together but could be bulky, all weight on one...
  3. The Perfect Apple Tree

    I’ve spent the last few weeks landscaping our front garden. It was just a large lawn that had no features, maybe 30 x 30 meters. It was created when we rebuilt the house and I just grass seeded the levelled soil, with a view to creating a garden in the future. I now have a deep border filled...
  4. Braised Venison with Chilli & Chocolate

    Taken from Thomasina Miers and Guy Grieve’s “Wild Gourmets” cook book. This is my go to recipe for batch cooking, I then freeze it in two person portions to make a very hearty, warming & speedy meal. Perfect served over a jacked spud or mash.
  5. Hare Numbers

    Recently I have noticed a big increase in hare numbers on some of the ground I shoot over. This ground has always been managed for foxes as there is a shoot, but over the last couple of years it has also been part of the badger cull. Does anyone think that brock would have an impact on hare...
  6. Dealing With Unwanted Reloads

    Although I’ve been reloading for years now, I have never had to pull any rounds apart as I’ve usually just sent them down the range. However I now have a few .223 rounds that were a bit high on pressure to be fired so need to be pulled. I have a kinetic hammer, so the task isn’t the issue, but...
  7. Farewell Little Buddy.

    I woke this morning to find my 15 year old Jack Russel had passed away in the night. I had been looking at him with some worry for a few days now. His hearing (never the best 🤨) had failed and his eyesight was leaving him. He found me more than I found him, I had just moved in with my then...
  8. Army surplus

    I could do with a bit of stock up on winter jumpers and a few cammo bits. Which of the online army surplus stores are worth looking at? Some seem to be selling a bit of surplus and a lot of tat!
  9. Freyr & Devik User Opinions

    I’m looking to replace my ASE S5 moderator I use on my .308, it’s a cracking unit that offers good suppression but it’s so heavy! It does make the rifle nose heavy, and as I do very little range work durability isn’t a huge issue. I would like to replace it with a lighter moderator and the...
  10. Is it a sloe?, is it a damson?, no it’s a Bullace!

    We are very lucky to have a tall hedge on our couple of acres, it is a mix of holly, blackthorn and bullace. this year has been an exceptional year for the bullace fruits. Today and yesterday me and Mrs H picked 6kg of bullaces and sloes and have made 8 litres of Bullace gin. This 6kg of fruit...
  11. Aga Muntjac

    Jockstalk’s roe haunch made me fancy a slow cooked bit of venison for Sunday dinner. So I tried this modified version of a recipe I found online. I took a haunch of muntjac and made holes in it and pushed a pancetta cube into each one, then seared it in a hot pan. Then I made more holes and...
  12. Sloes and Rosehips

    It looks like this year is going to be a bumper year for sloes, they hedges are looking very fruitful. I’ll try and make about 8-10 litres of sloe gin, some for personal consumption and some to be used as a thank you for shooting. However while checking out the sloes, I’ve notice that the wild...
  13. Isuzu D’Max Pedders Suspension Upgrade

    So my 2013 D’Max is starting to feel a bit like the suspension has seen better days, the rear leafs are looking a bit sad and the front springs feel a bit off too. Isuzu are offering a full Pedders Trak Ryder suspension kit Fitted for £1300. So a full overhaul of everything in the suspension...
  14. Close Shave!

    So last night I was out fixing, and when I got back to the truck I noticed that my Allen sling had lost the little screw that makes the top swivel loop! Fortunately the tail of the loop couldn’t pass through the swivel as the “nut” was still in the leather. Could have been an expensive night!
  15. Muntjac Head Preparation Tips

    This morning I was lucky enough to get my first muntjac buck. I’d like to prepare the head as a momento, but would like a little steer as to the next way as I’ve never done a mount with canines before. I’ve boiled and prepped a few roe and fallow. I’m guessing the best way is a whole head, minus...
  16. Bullet Identification

    So a friend was metal detecting on Bridport harbour and found a pair of these jammed in the rocks. They look to be unfired as they are pretty well shaped. they look to be ,45 cal, 220 grain. Any ideas as to what they are?
  17. Fox call of choice

    I usually squeak foxes in using the back of my hand, but when one covering some of my bigger areas this gets a bit tiresome and I’m never sure about the volume or distance the call travels. What calls are you guys using? Something that can be carried easily and not requiring batteries Is what...
  18. Inspecting a potential auction purchase

    After some fiend on here posted a link to the upcoming Holt’s auction catalogue, a particular lot caught my eye. Just to deepen the situation a little more I happen to be heading to Norfolk next weekend and will be close enough to visit the viewing. Now I’m not too worried about buying at...
  19. Malforms and Their Causes.

    So Deerstalker.308’s post about his Roe head made me think about the causes of malformed heads and their causes. The other day I was faced with a group of 7 Fallow bucks, 3 were excellent, 3 were younger sorrels and one was showing a normal sorrel antler on one side and a plain spike on the...
  20. Hoists & Pulleys

    Yesterday I shot a fallow buck that was pretty large, after a long drag I got it to a tree to perform a suspended gralloch. Two of us nearly put our backs out getting it high enough to do the deed. After all of the mailing and heaving I’ve decided to buy a lightweight pulley and folding gambrel...

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