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Shooting Gazette January 2018

Shooting Gazette is the ‘local paper’ for the global shooting community, and is put together by people with a burning passion for the sport. Driven game shooting's finest journal reflects the pure thrill of standing on the peg on a crisp winter's morning. Stunning photography and the best writers in the field ensure the sumptuous pleasure of shoot day is represented in all its glory every month. With the leading gundog section in the sport and a wealth guidance on every aspect of shooting, from where to shoot and how to be a better shot, to buying a gun and etiquette, no stone is left unturned.

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United Kingdom
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English
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TI-Media
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from the editor

anuary may well be the last full month of the driven shooting season but we won’t let a small thing like that get in the way of us heading out into the field and enjoying ourselves now, will we? I’ll just bet you’ve already been really busy this season, haven’t you? I bet scores of boxes have been ticked right across the country with one or two still to go, and by February 1 you’ll have a mountain of memories in the gamebook to show for it. And why not? The New Year means the chance of a new start for many, and in this issue Roderick Emery lays out his sporting resolutions for the next 12 months. Pigeon shooting, stalking and introducing someone to fieldsports are on his list: what…

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don’t miss this month

Lockyer of England 52 It’s a melancholy truth that old shotguns sometimes become forgotten shotguns, gathering dust as they do in the back of the cabinet never to be fired again. Thank goodness then for Lockyer of England, a company based in Dorchester which is now breathing new life into old sporting arms in some very imaginative ways. John Walker went to meet the team and let’s just say his article could give you a few more ideas of what to do with that bored out hammer gun you inherited. Shooting advice 77 How do you deal with those end of season birds, the January gems that have slipped through the lead net and know exactly what the guns down below are going to do even before you do? Choke and cartridge selection…

2 Min.
bywell estate takes gold at purdey awards

The Bywell shoot in Northumberland has won the 2017 Purdey Gold Award for Game and Conservation. Bywell Estate owners Viscount Allendale and his son, the Hon Wentworth Beaumont, along with headkeeper Alan Edwards, were presented with the trophy and £5,000 by Adam Henson at a ceremony in November. The judges recognised the “outstanding vision and leadership” of the Bywell Estate in transforming the 5,000-acre shoot from a “family and friends” reared pheasant shoot in 2012 to a wild game shoot with a sustainable population of wild birds. The Silver Award went to Brewery Farm in Suffolk, with the trophy and £3,000 presented to farmer and former gamekeeper Graham Denny for the “exceptional” quality of the environment surrounding the family-owned shoot and the clear interest in overall biodiversity shown by the Dennys. The Bronze…

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young becomes gunmaking master

Jonathan Young, editor of The Field and group shooting editor at Time Inc UK Specialist, where he oversees titles including Shooting Gazette, has been made a Master of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers. Mr Young took the Master’s oath at the annual Gunmakers’ Company nomination dinner at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London late last year. The Company runs the Proof House and both promotes the art of gunmaking and holds statutory authority over the proofing of sporting guns and military small arms to test for soundness of barrels and actions. “The Company’s dedicated team of craftsmen, under the leadership of Proof Master Richard Mabbitt, not only proofs fine British shotguns and rifles, but also military weapons systems, including the Mk44 30mm cannon fitted to the new aircraft carrier fleet, and the M230 30mm chain…

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nominate your game meat champion for eat game awards

A new competition has been launched to celebrate the champions of British game. James Purdey & Sons, Boisdale Restaurants and Taste of Game have teamed up for the inaugural Eat Game Awards. They have embarked on a national search for those individuals and businesses that have shown success, innovation and passion in working with game meat. Supported by some of the biggest names in the industry, the initiative will in turn support the Country Food Trust charity and raise awareness of the benefits of eating game and the field-to-fork ethos. Members of the public are being asked to nominate their favourite game meat business or person, with 10 categories to choose from, including best restaurant regularly serving game; best pub regularly serving game; best game chef regularly cooking game; best game farmers market…

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countryside learning silent art auction raises £3,700

A silent art auction recently featured in Shooting Gazette has raised £3,700 for Countryside Learning. The 16th annual Countryside Learning art auction featured 14 original works and prints by renowned artists including John Davis, Rodger McPhail and Keith Sykes. The money raised will go towards supporting Countryside Learning’s work, which includes providing inner-city schoolchildren with the opportunity to experience, often for the very first time, the countryside near to where they live and learn all about how it works.…