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.
"Handy for novices and experienced shooters alike."
"A pleasure to read, despite being crammed with information and makes a fine introduction to our sport."
BASC Shooting & Conservation
"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."
"Each chapter is comprehensive, packed with sensible advice and invaluable tips. Photographs and original drawings add to the book's appeal."
"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."
"The beautifully illustrated pages really bring the sport to life."