Mike Swan has written a book which is both a practical guide to sport with dog and gun and also a celebration of the simple pleasures of informal shooting. In an age dominated by the organised driven shoot, the author reminds us of the quality and variety of sport which can still be enjoyed by the sportsman and his dog. Rough Shooting is a clear and concise guide to all the principal sporting quarry species, to sporting guns and cartridges and to the choice and training of a gundog. Practical hints on shooting tactics are accompanied by helpful guidance on shoot management and habitat improvement for game and wildfowl.
Mike Swan is Head of Education at the Game Conservancy Trust. He has advised on conservation and shoot management as part of The Game Conservancy team since 1982. He has written widely for the sporting press and is a regular contributor to both Shooting Times and Shooting Gazette.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading 3rd Edition ISBN 9781846890109 Author Mike Swan Binding Hardback Extent 246 x 189 mm, 189 pages Illustrations Black and white photographs Ebook No
'Handy for novices and experienced shooters alike.' Shooting Times
'A pleasure to read, despite being crammed with information and makes a fine introduction to our sport. BASC
'Subjects are dealt with in individual chapters so the reader can navigate the book easily, allowing him to get straight to the relevant information before picking up his gun and putting what he has read into practice.' The Field
'Each chapter is comprehensive, packed with sensible advice and invaluable tips. Photographs and original drawings add to the book's appeal.' NFU Countryside
'A very successful title, now in its third edition, Mike Swan delivers both a practical guide to sport with dog and gun and a celebration of the simple pleasures of informal shooting.' Fieldsports
'The beautifully illustrated pages really bring the sport to life.' Shooting Gazette
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