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Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette May-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

London is home to some of the most iconic names in gunmaking. You don’t need me to tell you who they are and how far their association with game shooting stretches back. We’re celebrating our sport’s connection with the British capital throughout this issue of Shooting Gazette, talking to the key movers and shakers in the London gun trade, its passionate ambassadors and the people behind the scenes who have helped to shape its reputation in the 21st century. There’s some first class shooting advice from instructors close to the M25, Helena Venables gets an insight into Clive Hetherington’s London Shooting Club and I will be finding out how London helped to shape the career of Stephen & Son’s own Stephane Dupille. Never shy of a great debate, Ben Samuelson and…

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don’t miss this month

Would you ever dream of booking a day’s shooting without first making sure you’re insurance affairs are all in order? The cancellation of a day before, or worse, during the first drive is enough to make any team’s shoulders drop, and even more so if they’ve travelled a significant distance to be there, so why would you want the added awkward conversation of trying to straighten things out when you’re not covered? Back Gun 64 The handler’s whistle and their whistle commands are a common sound on shoot days, but have you ever wondered what kind of sounds you should be making in order for your loyal gundog to bring the quarry to hand? For anyone new to the handling world, this is the kind of issue that can be easy to…

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no ban on driven grouse shooting

The government has highlighted the importance of shooting and said it has no intention to licence driven grouse shooting after responding to an online petition, which received the support of the RSPB. The petition said licensing was a “middle way” between an outright ban and doing nothing, which would “help end poor practice on uplands managed for driven grouse shooting” preventing “environmental damage and illegal killing of raptors”. But the government said it has “no plans to license grouse moors nor to introduce vicarious liability in England for offences related to wildlife crime”. It explained: “The introduction of such new regulation would require evidence it will be effective. We are not aware of compelling evidence the introduction of such provisions would have a significant deterrent effect on those who persecute wildlife.” The…

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llechweddygarth under new management

Lott Estate Management has taken on the sporting rights to Llechweddygarth in Powys, of one of Wales’ premier high bird shoots. A release by new rights holders Lott Estate Management has stated that a significant investment will be made within the grounds of the estate, while additional new drives, all designed by headkeeper Daniel Hosking, will be in place ahead of next season. Partridge shooting will also be offered from September. Martin Lott of Lott Estate Management said: “I am delighted to be given this opportunity which I must thank the estate owners for. The team and I have many exciting challenges ahead.” For more information, email: martin@lottestatemanagement.co.uk.…

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abbeystead charity shoot set for may finale

The 11th and final Abbeystead Charity Shoot will be held in Lancashire on May 19. The charity shoot, which takes place on the Duke of Westminster’s private estate, has raised thousands of pounds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, supporting serving and former soldiers from the British Army, and their families in the process. Hosted by Samuelson Wylie Associates, the shooting will be followed by a champagne reception and four-course lunch, and the day will close with a prize-giving – including a Lord Fauntleroy trophy for the best dressed guest – and a short charity auction. Both experienced and novice shots are welcomed and teams of four guns are priced at £1,500 with additional lunch guests invited at £100 per head. To enter a team or for more information, contact 01524 590610.…

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shooters need free trade after brexit

The Countryside Alliance has urged the government to help ensure free trade for shooting and the game market once the UK leaves the European Union (EU), in a recent meeting with the UK’s Brexit minister. The Countryside Alliance’s chief executive, Tim Bonner, and its political relations manager, James Somerville-Meikle, met with the minister of state for exiting the EU, Lord Callanan, in Downing Street. They highlighted the importance of shooting to the UK economy and of trade and travel within the EU for shooters and shoot providers. Mr Bonner said that leaving the EU would create opportunities, such as the chance for agricultural policy reform, but explained that “it is clearly in our interests to maintain a close trading relationship with the EU and this must include free and frictionless trade in areas…