| Author Graham Downing Description A complete guide to sporting shooting, written for the novice. This book peels away the mystery of shooting. It introduces every aspect of the sport, guiding the reader into an understanding of game shooting, rough shooting, pigeon shooting and wildfowling whilst explaining in clear and simple terms the fundamental rules of gun safety and the law related to shooting. The history of shooting, the choice of gun, cartridges, clothing and equipment are dealt with as is the selection, use and training of gundogs.
Graham Downing was brought up in Norfolk and has been a keen shot since the age of thirteen. He is closely involved in the sport from both a business and pleasure point-of-view. He is a regular contributor to The Shooting Times, The Field and also The Daily Telegraph. He is a shooting consultant to the British Field Sports Society and a council member of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. The author lives in Suffolk.