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Shooting Times & Country 02-Jan-2020

Since its launch in 1882, Shooting Times & Country Magazine has been at the forefront of the shooting scene. The magazine is the clear first choice for shooting sportsmen, with editorial covering all disciplines, including gameshooting, rough shooting, pigeon shooting, wildfowling and deer stalking. Additionally the magazine has a strong focus on the training and use of gundogs in the field and, because it is a weekly publication, the magazine keeps readers firmly up-to-date with the latest news in their world.

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joy of an eyewipe

Things weren’t going well. Initially I blamed wearing too many layers then — after taking one off and finding it didn’t get much better — I started telling anyone who’d listen it was all down to a poor night’s sleep. By the time we were heading for the final drive before retiring to the pub, I’d stopped making excuses and had resigned myself to it just being one of those days. I have always loved standing on a peg listening to the sound of a wood coming to life as the beaters enter. The squawk of a jay and the clatter of a pigeon breaking away through the branches are fine ways to focus the mind. A shout sounded and a couple of seconds later a hen pheasant appeared, floating through bare winter…

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voters ‘rejected labour’s metropolitan’ approach

The general election has been hailed as a rejection by rural voters of Labour’s ‘metropolitan’ attitude to the countryside. The comments came as Conservative candidates turned the English shires blue, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats losing their remaining rural seats. Countryside Alliance chief executive Tim Bonner said: “The determination of the Labour Party, in particular, to treat rural policy as a playground for metropolitan fads and fashions clearly helped turn the countryside against it, while also raising questions about its priorities with other voters.” Overall, the election was a mixed bag for pro-shooting candidates, with winners and losers across the parties. “Labour’s treatment of rural policy as a playground for fads turned people against it” In the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, a committed shooter, held his seat, attracting 58 per cent of the vote,…

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licence ban is suspended

An order restricting the use of the general licences on Leadhills estate in Lanarkshire has been temporarily suspended. The move came as the estate’s owners appealed against a general licence restriction imposed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The restriction prevented the estate carrying out control of pest-bird species, including carrion crows and magpies. SNH placed a restriction on the estate’s use of the general licences in November this year after a series of incidents on and around the estate involving protected birds of prey. However, the estate chose to use its legal right General licence restrictions were introduced by former Scottish environment minister Paul Wheelhouse in 2014. They allow Scottish Natural Heritage to block the use of the general licences on land where it believes crimes may have been committed. of appeal against the…

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gwct slams countryfi le bias

The GWCT has hit back at claims in a BBC programme about the use of snares in fox control. Mike Swan, head of education at the GWCT, said Countryfi le had not accurately portrayed the use of snares in the UK. In a blog published on the GWCT website, Mr Swan said: “Those who saw the feature on fox snaring on BBC Countryfi le will be rightly annoyed it did not show modern practice in a fair light. As far as I could see, every single ‘bad’ picture showed an animal caught by methods, and using snares, which are illegal in Scotland, and against the current codes of practice for England and Wales.” He added: “The GWCT has invested a huge amount of effort in researching the fox snare and how to use…

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to do this week

STUDY Brush up your wild boar knowledge. A new qualification in wild boar management has been launched. If you shoot wild boar or intend to start doing so, look into opportunities to take the Wild Boar Certificate, which has been developed by Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ). PRACTISE Why not improve your shooting, over the Christmas period, by watching our series, in association with Hull cartridge, on how to become the Shot you always wanted to be. From gun-mount, to footwork, to high birds, we’ve got you covered. Find the videos on YouTube or visit shootinguk.co.uk…

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events diary

13 JANUARY MUNTJAC SYMPOSIUM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle University bds.org.uk/index.php/ news-events 24 JANUARY TASTE OF GAME DINNER Bodysgallen Hotel and Spa, Llandudno 01492 584466 24 JANUARY AN INTRODUCTION TO BEST PRACTICE ON A GAME SHOOT Glemham Hall Shoot, Suffolk basc.org.uk/events 25 JANUARY YOUNG SHOTS’ DRIVEN GAME DAY The Shoulder of Mutton 9 Norwich Road, Strumpshaw 01283 810910 or email Eastern@basc.org.uk 9 FEBRUARY GLAD RAGS & CARTRIDGE BAGS – LADIES’ CLAY DAY Wardhill Castle, Inverurie 07841 393 155 or email mhairi@jommevents.com 21-24 FEBRUARY DEER STALKING CERTIFICATE 1 Baronscourt Estate, Northern Ireland basc.org.uk/events…