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Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette Apr-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

Is your shoot day incomplete without a gundog at your side? Our April issues have been proudly dedicated to these unique characters for a number of years now, and whether they’re found on the peg, in the beating line or picking-up, there’s no doubt they add something special to our days that nothing else can replicate. In this issue, Jeremy Hobson is examining whether or not it’s time for a change in a picker-up’s job description, not least if dogs should be working more during drives. It’s a topic we’ve covered throughout the issue, so we’d love to know which side of the lead you fall on. Then there’s Wendy Bardsley, who has some top tips for those thinking of entering their novices into working tests – are you taking the…

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don’t miss this month

Perhaps the most pertinent question we’re asking this month is how can we be better fieldsportspeople off the peg? Much is made of the way we should all conduct ourselves when in the field, but given how visible shooters are, is there a code we should be following to make sure we’re the best ambassadors we can be? David Egan shares his thoughts and we’d love to hear yours. Beyond the peg 46 Game books don’t just tell us the story of a shoot day, they tell us the story of a moment in the history of game shooting. Our sport has undergone some huge changes over the past 100 years, from the number of birds bagged and the type of shotguns used to clothing and how we’re transported from peg to…

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april launch for british game alliance

A new initiative to promote the consumption of game and maintain shoot standards is set to launch this month. The British Game Alliance (BGA) is being headed by Tom Adams, former director of shooting for GunsOnPegs, who said the BGA is exploring international markets for game. “I’m in discussions with processors in Hong Kong,” he said. “I think the Middle and Far East pose quite interesting opportunities for the game industry as a whole.” In the UK, the BGA plans to educate the public about the health benefits of game, engage with bloggers and celebrity chefs, and explore how game products can be diversified for maximum appeal. It also plans to operate a “British Game” assurance scheme to offer consumer confidence in the same way as the Assured Food Standards red tractor, with…

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could your shoot be a purdey awards winner?

Entries are now open for the 2018 Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation. The annual accolades promote and celebrate the game and habitat conservation work done by shoots across the UK. Applications are welcome from any type or size of shoot that can demonstrate how its work has improved habitat for game birds while also benefitting wider biodiversity. A prize of £15,000 will be shared between the winners. David Sandford of the Portloughan shoot in County Down, which won the Purdey Gold Award in 2016, encouraged other shoots to take part. He said: “I found the whole process of compiling and submitting my entry rewarding. It made me think through what had worked and where I wanted to take my project for the foreseeable future. The judges were experienced and encouraging, and…

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clay shoot in aid of rugby star’s mnd charity

A charity clay shoot is being held at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder on May 26 to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, which was set up by Scottish rugby star Doddie Weir to aid research into the causes of motor neurone disease and seek a potential cure. Last year, Mr Weir revealed that he suffers from the disease. The money will also go to help the purpose-built Murray House dementia unit at Queen’s House in Kelso. The shoot is a 500-bird team flush over five stands, with all members of the team shooting at 100 clays on each stand. A maximum of 50 teams will participate. The entry cost per team is £2,000. For more information and to book, email: wilsonyoung@eskdaleshooting.com.…

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colin greenwood – 1931-2017

On November 10, 2017, the gun trade lost one of its most tireless champions and defenders, Colin Greenwood, writes Edward King. His enthusiasm for shooting sports of all kinds was boundless and his firm belief in people’s right to take part in these activities was unshakeable. Colin was born late in 1931 in Cornholme, West Yorkshire, and, having attended local schools, left to work in the mills at the age of 14. At the age of 18, he followed his elder brother Kenneth to the Coldstream Guards, where he served for six years. On leaving the Army, Colin joined the West Riding Constabulary, and it was there he met Pauline, whom he married in 1955. During his time in the police force he became a research fellow at Cambridge University, Institute of Criminology,…