Author, Rural Writer, Blogger, Photographer

Wildscribblers ‘State Of Nature’ Report 2016

Now the pheasants are out in the coverts ducking the guns, I thought it would be worthwhile to follow the excellent example of the RSPB and its cohorts … sorry, … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Choughs, Carns and Coastal Paths

Have you ever visited somewhere to come away feeling that you hadn’t explored the place enough? I felt that leaving Pen Llyn (the Lleyn Peninsula) last year. For two reasons. … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Conservation Consternation

As always, the lead up to the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ brought forth the usual pincer attacks from both those opposed to shooting on ethical grounds (the genuinely concerned) and those determined … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Airgun Fieldcraft: A Definitive Hunter’s Guide

Back in 2012 I wrote a book called Airgun Fieldcraft, on spec, for a shooting magazine publisher. Many of my readers / followers have a copy of that book. Following … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Oh … Airgun law? Lest I should forget!

The air rifle is a hugely maligned tool where the press and general public are concerned … and quite wrongly so. There are a reputed four million airgun owners in … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black Pepper – First Blood

I don’t often get excited about guns, strange as that may seem for an airgun hunter and writer. Guns are just the tools with which I finish the hunt or … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Twilight Writer

My favourite time of day has changed with my advancing age. As a younger man I used to favour dawn. The breaking of the day, the slow creeping rise of … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment