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Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette Jul-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

Twenty-eighteen marks the Game Fair’s Diamond Anniversary and this year’s event promises to offer plenty for everyone in the game shooting community. Just as in countless years gone by, our July issue has the world’s largest countryside event at its heart, and we simply cannot wait until Ragley Hall on July 27–29, not least because it offers the chance to meet readers old and new, as well as a host of faces from across our sport that we know so well. If you are heading to Warwickshire this month then make our stand - A60a - a port of call. The team and I are looking forward to sharing part of your fair with you, as well as tempting you with yet another fantastic Game Fair subscription offer. In paying homage to…

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shooting community in london for british game alliance launch

Leading figures from across the shooting community came together at Westminster Kingsway College, London, in May for the launch of the British Game Alliance (BGA). The BGA aims to act as the national marketing board for game meat, running a ‘British Game’ assurance scheme similar to the Red Tractor labelling commonly seen in supermarkets across the UK. The BGA intends to broaden the game market in a number of ways: by working with commercial enterprises to help them market and sell game more effectively, by running national marketing campaigns and by implementing the quality assurance scheme. It plans to work on a national scale and says it will not be in competition with other initiatives such as Taste of Game (run by BASC) or Game-to-Eat (run by the Countryside Alliance). Sir John Randall,…

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new shooting competition at the ogc

Alan Paine will sponsor the inaugural Game Bird Challenge, which is being held in association with The Oxford Gun Company and TSC TV. The challenge will take place throughout July at The Oxford Gun Company’s shooting ground. It is open to new and intermediate shooters who own a shotgun and will include a walked-up sequence and a grouse butt. There will be five categories: side-by-side, over-under, small bore, ladies and family pair – over 18 and under 18. A variety of Alan Paine products will be on offer amongst the prizes. Entries in advance only and subject to availability. Tel. 01844 238308.…

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grouse shooting trip of a lifetime on offer at gleneagles

Gleneagles is offering 10 guests the chance to enjoy an exclusive package to mark the Glorious Twelfth through its Gleneagles Grouse Race. Spread over two days, the event will start on August 12 with simulated grouse shooting at the hotel’s Shooting & Fishing School, followed by an informal dinner in the Birnam Brasserie and then fly fishing the evening rise on Laich Loch. The following day, August 13, guests will enjoy a morning’s walked-up grouse shooting and lunch served at a traditional hillside stone bothy on the moor. The first few brace of grouse shot will then be taken back to the hotel kitchen to be prepared for a grouse supper. Once the bag has reached 35 brace guests will return to Gleneagles for drinks on the Glendevon Terrace followed by the…

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purdey unveils new shotgun

James Purdey & Sons introduced its new Purdey Trigger Plate over-under shotgun at the World Gunmakers’ Evening in May. Made entirely in its London workshop, the Purdey Trigger Plate has been built in response to the ‘prominence of higher birds and heavier cartridges’. The over-under went through the triple Royal Warrant holder’s seven stages of gunmaking during its production and was tested using more than 150,000 cartridges. The Purdey Trigger Plate starts from £55,000+VAT. For more information on the shotgun, visit purdey.com.…

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emerging rural artist sets up her easel in hay-on-wye

The British countryside inspires many artists and having grown up on a livestock farm in Herefordshire, wildlife artist Polly James has recently returned to set up full time in Hay-on-Wye. Taking inspiration from the wildlife and agricultural community in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Polly’s subjects include working dogs, stags and hares alongside commissioned animal portraits. Classically trained at Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence and the Sarum Studio, Salisbury, Polly’s first solo show will be in September as part of Herefordshire Art Week. For more information, visit polly-james.com.…