NEWS & EVENTS
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BEATKEEPER WANTED – Scottish BordersAn experienced Beatkeeper is sought to join an expanding team on one of Scotland’s most prestigious Grouse Moors.
BEATKEEPER – Phoines Estate, ScotlandAn experienced Beatkeeper is sought for this highly respected Moorland Estate in the Highlands.
Shooting in Argentina at Guayascate LodgeWill Southall describes the unforgettable experience of the shooting and hospitality on offer at Guayascate Lodge
Land Agent / Rural Assistant- Job VacancyJM Osborne Rural and Sporting are seeking an engaging individual who wants to work in a diverse Rural business environment
Experience the Ultimate Walked Up Shooting AdventureWill Southall describes the excitement that can be generated on a walked-up day on the Phoines Estate in the Highlands of Scotland
What does JM Osborne Rural & Sporting actually do?Mark Osborne gets asked this question an awful lot, so it this article he explains who they are and what they do.
Low Ground Shooting – Where is it going for 2023/24?There was a time when Pheasant and Partridge shooting was very predictable, but that has not been the case for the last three years!
Shooting Rights to LetAn established one day Grouse Moor with an adjoining Low Ground Pheasant and Partridge Shoot
Beatkeeper Job VacancyThe Islay Estate - Island of Islay, Southern Hebrides on the West coast of Scotland
The Future of Game ShootingMark Osborne looks at the future of game shooting and that we mustn't leave it all to others if we want our children's children to enjoy what we do so much!
El Koudia – A Shoot like no otherWill Southall heads to Morocco to experience premier Partridge Shooting near Marrakech
Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023On 21st June 2023, DEFRA formally launched the 2023 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) for England. Will Robinson looks at what this means for Farmers and Land Managers when applying.
Scottish Deer ManagementNatureScot have a statutory responsibility for the conservation and sustainable management of all wild deer species in Scotland.
Gunroom Assistant Job VacancyAn excellent opportunity to work in the William Powell Gunroom at their Headquarters in Banbury
Grouse are looking quite good…...but only where there was a good stock left last year and then only in a few places!
William Powell Guns – Try Before you Buy DaysYour chance to try any of the range of William Powell shotguns
Shooting Rights to Let – Lordenshaws Estate, NorthumberlandA one day Grouse Moor with an adjoining Low Ground Pheasant & Partridge Shoot
Rural Assistant Job VacancyWe are looking for a bright, energetic assistant, who wants to work in a diverse Rural business environment, is very interested in all aspects of Sporting.
Shoot to Let – Llwyn Madoc Pheasant Shoot, Mid WalesAn Exceptional High Bird Pheasant Shoot with Excellent Accommodation
Riparian PredatorsSandy McIntosh, the Ghillie at Kinkell looks at how Salmon are faring in our rivers and just what are their on-shore predators?
A Beginners Guide to Avian FluWe look at the effects that Avian Flu has had on the industry this Season and look at what can be done in 2023
October Spanish PartridgesOllie Severn spends a day on Spanish Partridges and can see why they are on the top of many peoples 'Bucket List'
Easing the burden of license acquisitionMichael Brown from the JM Osborne Rural & Sporting team discusses species and habitat licensing.
Africa’s Wildlife needs HuntingHow Africa’s wildlife needs hunting as much as it’s visiting photographers need wildlife!
Sheep Tick & Louping IllThe increasing scourge of Grouse Moors, killing up to 85% of all Grouse chicks infected.
How are Grouse numbers looking for the Season ahead?Mark Osborne gives an early insight to how successful this years breeding season has been for the Grouse.
My shooting has been cancelled, can I find some more?We have a few alternatives that you may wish to consider this coming Season
French Stock will not make it to the UK in time for this Season!Due to recent outbreaks of bird flu in France, the movement of eggs, chicks or birds has been prevented from crossing the channel.
What will the 2022 Grouse Shooting Season look like?An early forecast of this years Driven Grouse Season
Many Driven Grouse days cancelled after a perfect storm of eventsGrouse Prospects for the 2021 Season
DEFRA Publish New Heather Burning Licence GuidanceDEFRA have published their hotly anticipated guidance for licencing burning on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Securing a FutureVeterinary Health Plans, Efficiency and Assurance by Dr Kenny Nutting BVetMed MRCVS St David’s Game Bird Services
Big Game, Big Change and Big OpportunityA Friend in the Field discusses the advantages of Big Game Hunting and the benefits they provide to Conservation
UK Sporting Agents agree to offer days solely on BGA Member ShootsWilliam Powell Sporting is delighted to be part of the ‘Landmark declaration’ as UK Sporting Agent’s Agree to Offer Days Solely on BGA Member Shoots
Is there a Future for Scottish Grouse Moors?We look at Scottish Grouse Moors and the decisions made by Scottish Government and how this could effect the driven grouse 'business'
What does the future of shooting hold?There are many issues on the horizon for shooting, but what should we now be doing to retain the future of our sport?
British Game Alliance introduces new ‘Associate Membership’ for small shootsThe introduction of a new ‘Associate Membership’, widening access to BGA membership to smaller shoots
Is there a lead-free future for those that don’t shoot 12 or 20 bore?The alternative to Lead Shot for those who shoot 16,28 or .410 Shotguns
Free Virtual Cooking Event with the British Game AllianceLearn how to cook Pheasant Katsu Curry in this free cook along
A Season Like No OtherWhat is the 2021/22 Shooting Season going to look like? Mark Osborne gives us his thoughts.
The Game Chef HuntAn exciting new competition launched by the British Game Alliance for under 21’s that love cooking with Game
The Viking ChallengeBased on the famous Macnab Challenge, the team at Namsentunet have created their very own version...
Bird Flu – A Threat to Game Shooting?As if the shooting world needed another problem, then along comes avian flu!
Pheasant and Leek ‘Gun’occhi BakeThis warming Pheasant and Leek Gnocchi Bake recipe is brought to you by Talking Game
Venison Shanks with baby beets, grain mustard and chestnutsThis tasty Venison Shanks recipe is brought to you by Talking Game
Lockdown and How it has affected Game ShootingThe spring lockdown was a game changer for many Shoots. Find out how CV-19 has affected them in different ways
Review of Gamebore’s Dark Storm Precision Steel Bio-Wad Quad Seal CartridgesInitial thoughts from the Grouse Moor…
Shooting and Social MediaThe power and reach of social media means everything is now under intense scrutiny, this includes shooting...
BGA Launch ‘#BGABites’ Elevenses CampaignEncouraging shoot members and followers to share game-based elevenses
Graduate Job – JM Osborne Rural & SportingA role that encompasses all aspects of Rural and Sporting management work, providing the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful places in the UK.
Steel yourself for a new dawn of Game ShootingHow up-to-date are you on the developing lead shot situation?
BBQ pheasant with Asian slawThis wonderful BBQ pheasant with Asian slaw recipe is brought to you by Talking Game
Is your Gun future proof?William Powell are leading the way in steel shot proof side by side shotguns.
Roasted partridge, spiced barley, pickled golden raisin puréeThis wonderful Partridge recipe is brought to you by Talking Game
What impact has COVID – 19 had on the Game Farm industry?Find out what impacts COVID-19 has had on Game Farms and the wider Shooting industry in these uncertain times
A Glint of Sporting Optimism in Turbulent WatersOur first 'A Friend In The Field' article written by Nelson Bacon
Parmesan crusted loin of venison, fondant potato, red wine & chocolate jusThis wonderful Venison recipe is brought to you by Talking Game
How will COVID-19 impact the Game Meat Market?Following a recent interview, William Powell Sporting is delighted to share Tom Adams's thoughts on the game meat market following COVID-19.
Heather Beetle, could it be worse than last year?Most shooting people will know that last year was the worst that anyone could remember. How will we fair this year?
GWCT Super AuctionBidding goes live at 12 noon on Sunday 26th April running through until Thursday 14th May 2020
Coronavirus and its effect on the shooting marketWe look at how COVID-19 is effecting shoot planning, bookings and tenancy agreements.
Game Shooting Looking ForwardsDuring difficult times, Mark Osborne looks at the Season to come and the impact Coronavirus is having on shooting across the country.
British Game Alliance – The first 24 monthsThe British Game Alliance has changed the perception of British Game, find out how the first 24 months has gone.
Job Vacancies at JM Osborne & CoWe are looking for a Graduate Trainee Land Agent and a Placement Student. If you would like to apply please click here to find out more.
Heather Beetle eaten by PheasantsMany people will be aware of how devastating Heather Beetle attacks have been this year but no one would have guessed what would be dining on them!
Review: Wild Boar Hunting in FranceA summary and details of one of the most exciting forms of driven shooting available.
S’hail – Katara International Hunting and Falconry Exhibition – QatarWe recently attended one of the leading international exhibitions of hunting and falconry.
How the 2019 Driven Grouse Season is going?Find out if our pre-Season predictions were correct as we look at how moors have been fairing across the Country
S’hail – Katara International Hunting and Falcons ExhibitionWe will be exhibiting in 'The British Pavilion' in Doha, Qatar from 3rd to the 7th of September 2019
Looking forward to the Low Ground Season 2019Not long to go before the Partridge Season opens; we look at how everything is gearing up for the 1st September.
Grouse Shooting Prospects – Update August 2019Making predictions on how successful any Grouse Season is going to be is not easy, but this year it could be even harder!
What are Summer Grouse countsHow a gamekeeper works out how much shooting stock they have before the start of the Season
William Powell at the Game Fair 2019Come and visit us on 26 - 28 July
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire - Gunmakers Row - Stand M1318
Orkney Stoat EradicationHow the introduction of an invasive species can impact an ecosystem and pose a threat to wildlife of international importance
How are the Grouse chicks fairing?The first few weeks of a Grouse chicks’ life are the most critical, find out how the weather can make such a difference
The World Gunmakers Evening 2019William Powell Gunroom attended this prestigious event on Thursday 9th May 2019
Grouse Shooting Prospects 2019Mark Osborne looks at the prospects for this years Driven Grouse Shooting around the UK
Questions you’ve always wanted to ask a Sporting AgentWe asked 20 questions to one of our Sporting Agents, find out what they said
Heather BurningHeather Burning is a strange concept to the average person. Find out why it is so important to our uplands
William Powell Schools Clay CompetitionThe William Powell Clay Shooting Competition returns to the Oxfordshire Shooting School on 1st May
GWCT – Game 2019Find out what went on when members of the William Powell Sporting and JM Osborne & Co team travelled to the GWCT’s Allerton Project
The Cragg Estate – Shooting Rights to LetAn exciting Pheasant and Partridge Shoot with considerable potential
London Wing Shooting Fair 2019William Powell and William Powell Sporting joined forces to showcase their standout products and services at the London show
Grouse Season Review 2018A comprehensive review of the 2018 Grouse Season and our thoughts on the prospects for 2019
Driven Grouse Shooting Prospects 2018An insight as to how the Grouse are going to be this coming Season
Low Ground 2017/18 – Season ReviewJames Chapel reviews the highs and lows of the 2017/18 Pheasant and Partridge Season
Has the 2017 Grouse Season been as good as expected?Mark Osborne looks at how productive this years Grouse Season has been across the Country
Underrated Early Season PartridgeJames Chapel looks at alternatives to Grouse and an exciting way to start your Season
News from The MoorsMark Osborne explores the constant stream of challenges that face Grouse Shooting
Prospects for the forthcoming Grouse Season 2017Mark Osborne looks at the elements that can affect the Season ahead