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Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette Jun-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

June hopefully means bright sunshine and the chance for game shooters across the country to take their pre-season preparations up a gear. One of the ways we can all enjoy our summertime practice even more is by indulging in a simulated game day, which is the closest we’ll get to the real thing without a seeing a pheasant, hearing a beater or working our gundogs. The popularity of this form of shooting has exploded over the past few years, not only helping experienced shots to sharpen up but also bringing new people into the sport, giving them a realistic taste of what driven game shooting involves. Robin Scott and Chris Hanks are two guns who’ve enjoyed their fair share of simulated game days over the years. In this issue, Robin is charting…

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game meat charity feeds war veterans

The Country Food Trust has delivered more than 1,000 meals of game meat to a Glasgow-based charity that feeds local war veterans and received funds to help support 650 vulnerable people in the Newbury area of Berkshire. The Coming Home Centre in Glasgow offers support to military personnel in the city, helping them with mental and physical well-being, as well as homelessness and unemployment. The centre also provides between 700 and 1,000 meals a month to those it looks after, an initiative The Country Food Trust plans to support. The trust was set up in 2016 with the aim of feeding those who might otherwise go hungry with game meat. Earlier this year, it announced it had passed its target of feeding 100,000 people by the end of 2017. The trust’s first batch…

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shooters stand ground on gp issues

Shooting organisations are holding the Government and police to account as the debate around the role of GPs in the firearms licensing process rumbles on. The Countryside Alliance has given Nick Hurd MP, the Home Office minister responsible for firearms licensing, five conditions that must be met before any change is made to the current system. Highlighting failings in the current process, the Alliance says the shooting community should not be left to pay for a system that does not work. These conditions include consistency in the application of any agreed fee across the UK; that such a fee must be a one-off; a mechanism to ensure that GPs apply the marker to medical records; to ensure that they are not to be allowed to refuse to co-operate with the police; and if…

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licence fees under review by home office

Nick Hurd MP, the minister responsible for firearms licensing, recently confirmed that fees are currently being reviewed by the Home Office. This would be another blow to the wallet for shooters, coming just a few weeks after Mr Hurd suggested every gun owner would have to pay a fee to their GP when applying for a certificate. BASC has responded by highlighting that the online licensing system proposed in 2015, which it was anticipated would help the police to achieve full cost recovery, has still not been introduced. It also noted that the current system has been criticised as “inconsistent and inadequate” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary due to some police forces processing applications in as little as five days and others taking 165 days. BASC says the service needs to run…

2 Min.
shots from the shires

Since he became Secretary of State in charge of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs portfolio, Michael Gove MP has alternately encouraged and enraged the rural community. Gove is something of an enigma, a silent assassin of rivals’ ambitions, nose a-twitching for political advantage. Peering out from behind his glasses, he comes ‘feather-footed through the plashy fen’ – the Conservative Party’s questing vole. He has proposed a ban on electric collars for dogs and cats, has witheld a report on likely changes in food prices post Brexit, is proposing various checking and changing information on hedges, and has appointed several ardently green members to his advisory team. He now has the Lords baying at his back for a radical change in responsibility for rural policy. One group in the rural constituency he…

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game recipe of the month roasted haunch of venison and wild garlic pesto

gametoeat.co.uk SERVES FOUR PEOPLE Ingredients • 1 venison haunch (roe)• 100g wild garlic leaves• 50g smoked garlic• 30g Parmesan cheese• 30g pine nuts• 100ml olive oil• Cornish sea salt• Milled black pepper Method Blend the wild garlic leaves, smoked garlic, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and olive oil until blended but still chunky. Season the venison and sear in a hot pan for two minutes each side. Cover the haunch with the pesto. Place into a hot oven and roast for 90 minutes at 180°C. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.…