NiteSite Night Vision

NiteSite Night Vision

Located in York, North Yorkshire, NiteSite Night Vision were established in 2011.  They manufacture and market high quality, affordable and reliable infrared night vision for hunting, security and zero light observation. Furthermore with offices based in South Africa and the U.S as well as York, they currently export to thirty-one countries.

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NiteSite Night Vision

NiteSite’s vision was to create a product that could be used to help farmers control vermin and predatory animals. They introduced a ‘heads up’ shooting position, rather than the traditional through the scope position.  Quickly picked up by hunters the world over due to the crystal clear vision of the prey.

The Products

NiteSite products utilise infrared in a unique way.  Therefore products are more affordable, reliable and user friendly than traditional light amplification technologies.

Quick and easy to set up, the true beauty of a NiteSite is that it converts your day scope, without removal, into a powerful night vision system.  NiteSite’s on going mission is to revolutionise night hunting through their innovative range of infrared night vision products.

The VIPER for short range hunting, WOLF for medium range targets and the ultra powerful EAGLE for long range strikes.  As a result they are tried, tested and loved by hunters all over the world.  NiteSite Night Vision scope mounted products are augmented by the hand held SpotterXtreme.  Designed to complete the hunting and scouting experience.

York Guns are proud to be a NiteSite distributor and retailer.  Knowledgeable and experienced staff are here to guide you on your purchase.  So just give us a call on 01904 487180 or pop in to see us!

If you want to hunt at night… it’s got to be a NiteSite.


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Game Pie

Use any combination of meat for this satisfying and hearty game pie. Perfect served with your favourite greens and a creamy celeriac mash.

Game Pie

Ingredients

675g/1½lb mixed game meat such as pheasant, partridge, hare and rabbit, boned
225g/8oz venison steak cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 red onions, peeled and sliced
120g/4oz smoked streaky bacon, derinded and chopped
120g/4oz chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
30g/1oz plain flour
Bay leaf
1 Orange, zest and juice
1 tbsp redcurrant jelly
300ml/½ pint chicken stock
300ml/½ pint red wine
340g/12oz puff pastry
Salt and pepper
Beaten egg, for glazing

Method

  1. First of all heat 1 tbsp of the oil and brown the game and venison in batches until well browned. Keep on one side.

  2. Heat the rest of the oil and cook the onions for five minutes until starting to soften. Add the garlic, bacon and mushrooms and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  3. Furthermore stir in the flour and cook for two minutes. Season well and stir in the bay leaf, orange zest and juice, redcurrant jelly, stock and wine.

  4. Bring to the boil, add the meat and simmer gently for 40-50 minutes until the meat is tender. Cool.

  5. Heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  6. Put the meat mixture in a pie dish. Roll out the pastry to make a lid and attach to the dish. Decorate with the pastry trimmings and cut a steam hole in the centre. Glaze with beaten egg.

  7. Lastly bake for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and risen and the filling is piping hot.

And there we have it, beautiful Game Pie, perfect for these winter evenings!  We are not sure if there is anything more satisfying in this day and age of ensuring that your meat has gone directly from field to fork.  Therefore if you are not a hunter, then please support your local butcher.  Because this not only ensures their livelihood, but also the best quality of meat you can have.  Please note that this recipe is originally from BBC Good Food.

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Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching we thought we’d make things a little easier for you this year.  We have a great selection of gift ideas for all the family, from homewares to footwear, clothing to gift for furry friends.  Here is our Christmas Gift Guide, all available online so you can shop from the comfort of your home!

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Christmas Gift Guide

Croots Malton Bridle Leather Cartridge Bag

Croots England

The range from Croots England is probably one of our most popular gift ideas at Christmas.  Based in Malton, all products are hand crafted in this family run company.  Free personalisation included…

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Country Matters

Country Matters produce a full range of homeware and gifts for the countryside and nature lover.  Choose from greetings cards and trinket trays, to glass worktop savers, umbrellas and aprons.

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Bisley Field Trial Dog Lead

Mans Best Friend

We stock a full range of accessories and training equipment, so why not spoil your dog this Christmas with a new braided lead, or some new training equipment?

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House of Cheviot Tayside Sock & Garter Brick Red

Clothing

A fantastic range of clothing and accessories to choose from.  Nothing like a pair of socks for Christmas, but no boring ones here!  We also have a selection of clothing in the sale to view…

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Le Chameau Care Kit Bottle

Le Chameau

Know someone who loves their Le Chameau wellies, then why not treat them with some of the fantastic accessories to look after their boots.

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York Guns Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Still not sure what to buy, or maybe you want to let them choose.  Then why not buy some gift vouchers.  Available in £10, £20 and £50…

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Seems like we pretty much have it covered.  With more and more gift ideas being added daily, there really is something for everyone here at York Guns.

Happy Shopping!


Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditionally a Canadian and American holiday to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and for the preceding year, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the ‘holiday season’.  And with more and more people celebrating Thanksgiving worldwide we thought we’d check out some of the best recipes around.  So here are our  Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes for this Nov 23rd

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Perfect Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

This moist roast turkey uses rosemary, orange and garlic to brine it for 24hrs before roasting to give you a beautifully succulent bird.

Get the Recipe here

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Polish Cabbage, Potato & Bacon Casserole

This crispy, juicy and warming potato dish will add a little extra to any Thanksgiving table.

Get the Recipe here

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The New Classic Stuffing

Using sausage in this dish lends the stuffing those all-important crispy bites, and of course the fat adds to the amazing flavour.

Get the Recipe here

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce recipe is quick, easy and very adaptable. Make as is for a classic sauce, or add your twist…

Get the Recipe here

Skillet Cornbread

This rich and buttery cornbread comes straight out of the skillet.  Perfect for easy cleanup and looks amazing too.

Get the Recipe here

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Wild Rice Salad

This dish is even better when dressed a day ahead; cover and refrigerate, then bring to room temperature and garnish with almonds before serving.

Get the Recipe here

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Cracked Black Pepper Dinner Rolls

A hint of spicy black pepper adds a kick to these traditional dinner rolls.

Get the Recipe here

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Green Beans with Roasted Almonds

This simple and traditional side dish is brought right up to date with the tamari almonds.  It is sure to be the highlight of any Thanksgiving meal.

Get the Recipe here

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Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pour the sweet bourbon sauce on this pumpkin pecan bread pudding to truly impress your guests.  The ultimate Thanksgiving treat…

Get the Recipe here

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Easy Pumpkin Pie

Because it wouldn’t be thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie!

Get the Recipe here

So there we have it, our round up of some of the best thanksgiving recipes out there to create a fabulous meal for all your guests!  Do you celebrate Thanksgiving, are you an American in the UK and miss all the celebrations. Or maybe you are a Brit living in the U.S and don’t get all the fuss?!  Either way these recipes certainly make me want to celebrate Thanksgiving this year!

Enjoy!

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Shooting Etiquette for Beginners

Shooting Etiquette for Beginners

You’ve been waiting for an invite to your first shoot, but now it’s come would you know the correct etiquette?  You’ll want to behave in a manner accustomed with a shoot so that you are conducting yourself with confidence.  A lot of shooting etiquette is down to good manners and common sense.  But if you are looking for that return invitation, then check out our top tips to keep you right.

Reply Promptly

When you receive your invitation (whether in conversation or in writing) it is best to reply as promptly as possible.  A lot of planning has gone in to putting together a team for the shoot and so if you are unable to make, then a replacement will need to be found.  A prompt response is always appreciated so that necessary plans can be made.

What to wear

Although the shooting world has relaxed somewhat in acceptable style, there are still certain standards that should be kept to.  A shirt and tie are a must on a formal driven day, with breeks always the best option too.  In terms of footwear, wellies and good sturdy boots are both acceptable.  Ear defenders are safety must.

Bring your own?

Do you bring your own gun?  If you have your own gun then it is absolutely fine to bring with you.  However if you are new to shooting then you may not own your own.  Your host will more than likely organise a loader to accompany you and guide you throughout the day.  A great opportunity to learn for future shoots.

Top Tip

Always a tough one, how much to tip the keeper.  Again your host is the best person to speak to regarding this and to guide you.  However if you feel you have had a great day and you’d like to tip more than recommended then please do.

To drink or not to drink

That is the question!  Drinking in charge of a firearm is never a good idea.  However drinks are usually offered at elevenses, know your limits and stick to them.  There is plenty of time after the guns have been put away for the day to have a couple of glasses of wine.

A welcome gift

It is always seen as a good idea to never turn up to an invitation empty handed.  It is entirely up to you of course, but a bottle of something would be gratefully received for the day (sloe gin and port are a god idea)

Thank you

Just like a prompt response to the original invitation is advisable, so is taking the time to send a thank you to your hosts after the event.

So there you have it.  The main thing is to be respectful at all times, act sensibly and most of all, enjoy yourself!


Chicken Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie

We’re not sure about you guys, but the weather here as been a bit dismal (definitely winter a coming!) and so what better but some real comfort food.  Now who doesn’t like a Chicken Pie?! And who doesn’t like a chicken pie recipe that tastes amazing, is made with only 5 ingredients and can be cooked all in one pot.  As we would say #winnerwinnerchickendinner

Chicken Pot Pie

Have any of you been watching the new Jamie Oliver programme Quick & Easy Food?  If you think you haven’t got time to cook – think again.  Jamie proves you can whip up delicious and easy recipes quickly, with only 5 ingredients, now in our mind you can’t really go wrong with that!

Ingredients

2 onions
600 g free-range chicken thighs , skin off, bone out
350 g mixed mushrooms
1 bunch of fresh thyme (30g)
375 g block of all-butter puff pastry , (cold)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 220oC/425oF/gas 7.

Place a 30cm non-stick ovenproof frying pan on a high heat, with a smaller non-stick pan on a medium heat alongside. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the larger pan. Peel and roughly chop the onions, adding them to the larger pan as you go. Roughly chop two- thirds of the thighs, finely chop the rest, and add to the onion pan. Cook for 6 minutes, or until golden, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place the mushrooms in the dry pan, tearing up any larger ones. Let them toast and get nutty for 4 minutes, then tip into the chicken pan and strip in half the thyme leaves.  Remove the pan from the heat, add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then stir in 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar and 150ml of water.

Working quickly, roll out the pastry so it’s 2cm bigger than the pan, then place it over the filling, using a wooden spoon to push it into the edges. Very lightly criss-cross the pastry, then brush with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Poke the remaining thyme sprigs into the middle of the pie. Bake at the bottom of the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden and puffed up. Easy!

So there we have it, a quick and simple chicken pot pie, which serves 4 and will be ready in approx. 30mins.  For more of Jamie’s awesome recipes check out his website and buy the book!  Our particular favourites as well as the chicken pie recipe are the Crab and Fennel Spaghetti and the Messy Meatball Buns

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

How do you make yours?

Today was Chocolate Cupcake Day and we were going to share a recipe, but then we thought nah! we don’t need all that faffing, and all that daintiness.  What we need is a proper pudding and what is more proper than a Yorkshire Pudding!!!!  So here’s is a fab recipe, thanks to EurKitchen for sharing with us…

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

A lovely idea to have either as a starter before the main event.  In addition it would also make a gorgeous picnic snack, or stunning hor d’oeuvres to impress your guest.

Ingredients

– 4 eggs ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– 1 cup milk ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– 1 cup flour⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– Pinch of salt ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– 2 tbsp lard or vegetable oil
– 4 tbsp horseradish sauce
– 4 tbsp sour cream ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– Slices of roast beef, each cut into 3 thin strips
– 2 tbsp chives, snipped

Directions

– Heat the oven to 450°F.
– Pour the eggs and milk into a large mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt. First of all whisk thoroughly with an electric hand beater or hand whisk. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
– Gradually sieve the flour into the milk and egg mixture, again using an electric hand beater or hand-whisk to create a lump free batter resembling thick cream. Leave the batter to rest in the kitchen for 30 minutes.
– Place a pea-sized piece of lard or ½ tsp vegetable oil into a 12-hole muffin tin and heat in the oven. Pour the mixture into the holes so each is a third full, and return the tray to the oven. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool the puddings on a wire rack.
– Furthermore to make the horseradish cream, mix the sour cream and horseradish sauce in a small bowl, and season well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– Lastly place a beef strip in each Yorkshire pudding, and add a dollop of horseradish cream and garnish with chives.

So there you go, another fab recipe to try out this weekend! Now if you are anything like us guys here at York Guns then you will all have your own recipes and tweaks (Aunt Bessie’s proudly frowned upon!). Therefore we’d love to hear your versions and how you like to eat.  Comment below or tag us in to your social media post and you could be in with a chance of being featured in future posts!

Happy Cooking…

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Shooting Etiquette for Beginners

Top 10 UK Shooting Grounds

Clay Shooting is becoming more and more popular here in the UK.  And with the success at recent olympics it’s no wonder that more and more of us are getting in to the Sport.  So whether you just fancy having a try, or if you are looking to improve your technique, here is our guide to some of the best grounds in the UK.

Top 10 UK Shooting Grounds

Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Royal Berkshire Shooting School – Berkshire

Established over two decades ago, the Shooting School is recognised as the finest facility of its kind, employing eight full time, professional shooting instructors.  In addition it has one of the most expansive shooting grounds in the country.

Web: http://rbss.co.uk/ 

Holland & Holland Shooting Ground – Middlesex

In reflection of its superb facilities and overall shooting experience, Holland and Holland were awarded the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Premier Plus status.  Most noteworthy, one of only twenty shooting establishments with this award in the UK.

Web: https://www.hollandandholland.com/

EJChurchill Shooting Ground

E J Chruchill – Buckinghamshire

Set amidst 40 acres of woodland on the stunning West Wycombe Estate, the shooting ground comprises over 100 clay shooting stands and 6 clay shooting disciplines.  Consequently offering varied and extensive practice and tuition opportunities.

Web: http://www.ejchurchill.com/

Raisthorpe Manor – Yorkshire

Based in the Heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, Raisthorpe Flyers provides top quality simulated game shooting that rivals a real shoot day!  Furthermore the estate boasts some fantastic terrain, enabling them to provide challenging shooting that is as close to real game shooting as you will find.

Web: http://www.raisthorpeflyers.com/

Bisley Shooting Ground – Surrey

Bisley is renowned for its expert tuition and facilities. Whether for the beginner looking for an introduction to the sport or a seasoned shot, Bisley Shooting Ground is ideally situated and has been called the most beautiful shooting ground in the country.

Web: https://www.bisleyshooting.co.uk/

Oxford Gun Company

Oxford Gun Company – Buckinghamshire

The Oxford Gun Company is an award winning family-run shooting ground that provides everything a shot could need.  Therefore from first-timers, to the more experienced clay or game shot, they pride themselves in giving each and every shooter a tailored and personalised experience.

Web: http://www.oxfordguncompany.co.uk/

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North Wales Shooting School – Flintshire

With over 50 years experience in facilitating clay pigeon shooting, the grounds cater for shooters of all levels. In addition their extensive sporting layouts capture the essence of simulated game shooting, while their trap disciplines cater for those with a competitive edge.

Web: http://www.nwshootingschool.co.uk/

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Bywell Shooting Ground – Northumberland

Situated in the heart of Northumberland and run alongside their own working arable farm. Another ground of the only 20 grounds to be awarded Premier Plus status by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.

Web: https://www.bywellshootingground.co.uk/

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Bisley at Braidwood  – Scottish Borders

Most noteworthy, Bisley at Braidwood is Scotland’s largest clay pigeon shooting venue. Furthermore the range is set in a beautiful estate in the Borders of Scotland, overlooking the Eildon Hills, just south of Edinburgh.

Web: https://www.bisleyshooting.co.uk/bisley-at-braidwood/

Auchterhouse Country Sports

Auchterhouse Country Sports –

Notably, Auchterhouse is home to one of Scotland’s premier shooting grounds, and last year was voted Scotland’s Favourite Shooting Ground.  In addition it offers a range of other country sports, from falconry & archery sessions, to off-road driving & quad biking.

Web: http://www.auchterhousecountrysports.co.uk/

In conclusion we really have some amazing grounds here in the UK.  And these are only our Top 10 UK Shooting Grounds, as chosen by the guys here at York Guns. Therefore we’d love to hear about your favourite ground?!

First time? In addition to everyday shoots, most grounds also run private lessons.  Also offered are shooting times specifically for ladies and young shots too.  Perfect if you are new to the sport or feeling a little nervous.

So why not put some (or all) of these grounds on your list to visit and get shooting!

Enjoy.


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Really Simple Fish Pie

So we noticed that our recipes seem to go down really well, but were always aware that our weekly posts were on a Sunday evening.  Therefore meaning that they completely missed the perfect time for you guys to actually be able to try them out, the weekend! So bearing this is mind we will now share our favourite recipe of the week every Wednesday night, in the hope that it will inspire you for the weekend, and you can let us know how you get on…

Really Simple Fish Pie

First of all this is a really simple and delicious recipe for a simple fish pie.   In addition there is no need to poach the fish prior to cooking, or even make a roux.  Just place all the ingredients in an overproof dish together and bung in the oven, what could be simpler!

Ingredients

1 x handful of mussels (out of the shell)
1 x handful of Prawns (peeled)
1 x handful of squid rings (turned inside out and membranes removed so tender)
2 x salmon (or trout) fillets
2 x small cod (or any white fish) fillets
2 x small smoked haddock fillets
6 x large potatoes
1 x large handful of asparagus (tough ends removed and cut into small spears)
1 x large handful of chopped spinach
Olive oil
150 ml fresh cream
Salt
Celery salt
Pepper
Quarter of a cup of lemon juice
1 x handful of chopped fresh flat parsley leaves
Cheddar cheese
Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. First of all put your potatoes on to boil, and cook until tender.
  2. While your spuds are cooking. Spread all the prawns, squid and mussels in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Chop all the fish into small chunks and throw these on top. (To make even simpler you could ask your fishmonger for a prepared fish selection already mixed and chopped)
  3. Next pour the lemon juice over the fish mixture and add the parsley.
  4. Add the asparagus and spinach over the top then drizzle some olive oil over the whole dish.
  5. Grate over some parmesan then season with salt, pepper and celery salt.
  6. Furthermore when your potatoes are cooked, mash with cream, olive oil and season to taste.
  7. Spoon the mash over the fish mixture. Grate some cheddar and parmesan over the top and grind a little pepper too.
  8. Finally put the pie into the oven for 40 mins at 200 degrees C. It should come out a little crispy, but watch out will be very hot, so let it cool for a few minutes before serving with samphire or sea kale.

So there you go, really simple fish pie… as simple as that! Please note that this recipe was originally posted under The Mighty Eagle blog.  They are one of our particular favourites for all things outdoors, please go check it out for some awesome articles!

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New Arrivals

Step out in Style - Our Top 3 Country Socks

Did you know that the foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it can produce over 0.12l of perspiration per day.  Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from wool insulate the foot and decrease the risk of frostbite.

House of Cheviot wool socks are perfect then for all pastimes and hobbies which may include having to spend long periods of time out on the cold.  Think dog walking, hiking, shooting, beating, hunting and much more.  So here’s my Top 3 Country Socks for gents from their new season collection…

Top 3 Country Socks – House of Cheviot

York Guns have stocked House of Cheviot country socks for as long as I can remember and each season they continue to produce not only classic and timeless designs but capture trends and incorporate them within their collections too.  Making the brand appealing to a whole new market.

Perfect to wear with your wellies and boots, there is always a good choice of style and colour to suit all.  I have at least 3 pairs myself (they look great with my Le Chameau Chasseur) and have my eye on the Harris this year, the colours are fab!

Anyway back to you gents, here is my choice for the best style out there this season to go perfectly with your breeks…

Tayside Country Sock & Garter Set

A classic birds-eye pattern in 3 bright eye-catching colours makes Tayside one of House of Cheviot’s most recognisable and popular styles to date. Wear with your favourite tweeds and matching House of Cheviot garter ties for quintessential country style.

Only £34.49

Estate Sock & Garter Set

Classic field socks knitted in subtle colours. Ideal for wearing with boots or wellies while out shooting, beating, stalking or fishing.

Only £21.95

Chessboard Sock & Garter Set

Classic country socks in a two colour design. Ideal for wearing with boots, wellies or brogues while out in the field. As with all House of Cheviot’s country and shooting socks, Chessboard is hand-finished to ensure a premium quality.

Only £34.49

So there we have it my Top 3 Country Socks for you gents this season.  All the above can be purchased from our sister store Fisher & Smiths.  In addition they will be very shortly available on York Guns too.

Would love to see your pics out and about in your full regalia, remember to share on social media and tag us in…

Happy Hunting!


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Pot Roast Pheasant with Cider & Bacon

Here at York Guns we are always looking for new recipes, especially game recipes.  So when we came across this recipe for Pot Roast Pheasant by James Martin, we knew we had to share.  Not only delicious but cooked in one pot, so super easy too!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ability: Easy
  • Serves 4

Oven roast this rich game bird – bring out the flavour with sweet cider and apples, and let the juices run into a cream and sage sauce

 

Pot Roast Pheasant

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 2 pheasants, cleaned
  • 100g bacon lardon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 4 sage sprigs, leaves chopped
  • 2 eating apples, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 500ml cider
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 Savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 100ml double cream
  • mashed potato, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Melt the butter in a large non-stick flameproof dish. Season the pheasants, add to the dish and brown on all sides. Remove from the dish and set aside.
  2. Add the bacon, onion, celery and sage to the dish and cook for 10 mins until the onion is soft and the bacon is crisp. Carefully pour off any excess fat.
  3. Return the pheasants to the dish and scatter over the apples. Pour over the cider and the chicken stock, bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 25 mins until the birds are cooked through.
  4. Remove the birds from the dish and keep warm. Return dish to the hob over a high heat. Let the liquid bubble until reduced by half, then add the cabbage, cover with a lid and cook for 3 mins. Add the cream, check the seasoning, and continue cooking for 1 min more. Serve the pheasant on top of the cabbage mixture with some mashed potato, if you like.

There you have it! A delicious meal cooked in under an hour, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Cooked it?! Let us see your pics, tag us in your social media account and you could be in with a chance of a share/repost.

Enjoy your week!


Le Chameau Wellington Boots

Put your best foot forward

It’s that time of year again, and if you haven’t already then it’s definitely time to get the wellie boots out!  Now many moons ago wellington boots were a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for the British aristocracy.  In fact originally they were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.  No longer associated with a particular class, wellies are now commonplace among farmers, outdoors enthusiasts and even the fashion set.

So what’s your style…

Le Chameau Wellington Boots have been handcrafted since 1927 and are the original iconic rubber boot brand.  The only rubber boots to be handmade by a single master bootmaker.  Each pair is unique. Using the highest quality materials and with a range of iconic and innovative styles, Le Chameau Maîtres Bottiers have been making their boots by hand for over 85 years. Technology, flair and craftsmanship have ensured Le Chameau have created collections for all occasions – town and country.

Fisher & Smiths, our sister site, is dedicated to bringing your the very best in outdoor and country apparel.  Le Chameau Wellington Boots are one of their most popular lines and are just as popular in store here at York Guns.  So here is our guide to the full collection…

Le Chameau Chasseur

£255
  • Famous for its waterproof zip and rugged all day comfort, the leather lined Chasseur continues to justify its formidable reputation in the field.

Le Chameau Vierzon

£165
  • The handcrafted Vierzon is synonymous with country life, perfectly balancing functionality and style.

Le Chameau Giverny

£100
  • Made for country-lovers with an eye for detail, these elegant walking boots are perfect for everyday use.

Le Chameau Andalou

£110
  • A stylish country boot with contrasting colour cuff. Perfect for those who enjoy both park and country walks.

Le Chameau Wellington Boots

To view the full Le Chameau collection over at Fisher & Smiths please click here. 

Le Chameau footwear has been designed for a variety of different uses.  So it is very important to select your boots according to its end use and intended purpose.  This includes the choice of linings and outsole, zipped or adjustable.  For example, Neoprene is a very warm lining and during the warmer months the foot will perspire, this can sometimes be confused with your boot leaking.  So Le Chameau recommend a cotton-lined boot as a good addition.

For more information about how to choose the correct style and ensure they fit, please take a moment to read Le Chameau’s Size & Fit Guide.

We at York Guns love our Le Chameau, and the resounding favourite are the Chassuer.  From our avid hunters, mums on the school run, to out walking the dog on a morning Le Chameau have us covered!

So put your best foot forward and invest in some for the season ahead, you won’t regret it!


RE Ranger Phantom

Seeing is Believing

In July RE Ranger released their latest addition to the RE Ranger Sporting Collection.  A revolutionary air-light sports frame technology meets winning RE Ranger optics in an interchangeable 3-lens kit. So whether you are shooting for fun or beginning your pro career, the RE Ranger Phantom has you covered.

RE Ranger Phantom

Entry Level

However I think the thing that we were most excited about was the price point! At less than £130 for frames and a set of 3 lenses, the RE Ranger Phantom are an excellent entry level pair of sporting eye wear.  Giving you the best quality eye wear and latest technology at a really affordable price!

What You Get

The kit includes Phantom frame, two shooting ready shields, one sun shield, protective storage case, microfiber pouch and a gun decal.

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High-quality cross-stitched case holds 6 shields

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Microfiber cloth pouch for quick and easy mobility.

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Includes a vinyl cut out RE Ranger Decal

Since their arrival in July the response has been fantastic.  These glasses have been flying off the shelf!  What makes it better is that they are suitable not just for shooting, but also for Golf, Squash, Running, need we go on…

So why not check out for yourself and keep your eyes on the prize!


top ten cycle routes uk

Top 10 cycle routes in the UK

Cycling has become incredibly popular over the past few years. First of all we have the effect of the Tour de France starting in Britain both in 2007 & 2014. In addition the gold medals won by the GB cycling team at recent Olympics, the 2012 Olympics in London.  And of course Bradley Wiggins and then Chris Froome winning the Tour de France.

Tour De Britain

Confirmed by almost unprecedented spectators at the 2017 Tour De Britain recently, it really seems to have caught the public’s imagination. More than two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week.  An all-time high according to British Cycling, the sport’s governing body in the UK.

Tour De Britain 2017 Winners Podium

For businesses in the cycling industry this means booming sales.  Furthermore this growth was led by the retailer’s most expensive “premium bikes”, which saw sales expand by 24.9%, following growth of 30% in the previous 12 months.

And it’s not just a young persons sport.  Such is the continuing popularity of cycling among men over 40, that it has often been said in recent years that cycling is “the new golf” with cycle rides replacing rounds of golf as the preferred out-of-office activity during which business deals are agreed.

So if you fancy taking a look at the sport and maybe having a cycle out, then here are the top ten scenic routes as chosen by Dan Joyce editor of Cycle Magazine:

Top Ten Cycle Routes UK

  1. The Camel Trail, Cornwall
  2. Hartington, Peak District
  3. Lôn Mawddach Trail, North Wales
  4. The Cuckoo Trail, Sussex
  5. Putney Bridge, London to Weybridge, Surrey
  6. Taff Trail, South Wales
  7. Bealach na Bà, Sottish Highlands
  8. Coast to Coast, Northern England
  9. The South Downs Way, Hants
  10. Lands End to John O’Groats


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GGG Ammunition - NEW IN!

Brand New In Stock is the GGG 7.62 & 5.56 Rifle Ammunition.  Over the past few years 7.62 in particular has been notoriously difficult to get hold of.  So we knew this would be a hit with you guys!  We couldn’t wait to share with you…

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