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Shooting Gazette Sep-2018

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from the editor

Where do you prefer to shoot your partridges? On rolling hills down south or deep valleys farther north? We have a little bit of both in this month’s issue, with reports from Brightwalton & Ilsley in the Berkshire Downs and Rievaulx in North Yorkshire. They are both stories of family and friendship born out of a shared love of shooting, which I hope you will enjoy. Another question: When will your first day on partridge be? Some guns are there right from the off on September 1, but others are keen to wait and let the birds settle in and get some flying hours under their wings. Roderick Emery examines the benefits of starting your season later – whatever the quarry. We all know the quality of later season birds but,…

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september date for richard preest centrewalk spaniel test

An open and novice spaniel test in honour of Richard Preest will be held at Brandhouse Farm, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, by kind permission of the Regis family and gamekeeper Andy Fisher on September 16, writes Maurice Stanbury. All funds raised will be for Richard and a charity of Richard’s choice. As many in the spaniel world are aware, Richard, who won the Cocker Championship in 2016, suffered a spinal stroke a short time ago and has been severely incapacitated. There will also be an auction of donated opportunities from spaniel trainers and breeders, gamekeepers and others who know Richard well and wish to make a contribution. Donations already include training days, a day’s driven shooting for two, shooting lessons and a four-night break for four people in Cornwall, among others. For more information,…

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today slammed for game fair coverage

The Countryside Alliance has criticised BBC Radio 4’s Today programme for its broadcast from the Game Fair on July 28. A ban on grouse shooting was debated during the programme, this despite the broadcast coming from the Ragley Hall fair in an attempt to, as the Countryside Alliance put it, “redress the persistent bias we see directed at the countryside”. Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Alliance, said: “There were so many interesting discussions being had at the Game Fair, yet once again the BBC defaulted to its same old failings, serving its predominantly metropolitan audience by reducing a rural issue to its most simplistic level. In so doing, the decision to host the Today programme at the Game Fair was turned into pure tokenism, showing just how much work we still…

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royal marines help to find a lifeline   for gamekeepers

A new strategy launched by the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT) aims to provide practical support to keepers struggling with depression. Raising the Game has been set up to address the issue of mental heath within the countryside. Jamie’s Helpline, a confidential telephone service, will be provided, along with training and monitoring. Gamekeepers will also be taught about how to deal with difficult situations by former Royal Marines through the Stag Training Initiative, which has been set up in partnership with the GWT.…

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rbss welcomes alastair phillips to its gunroom

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) has welcomed Alastair Phillips to its gunroom. Mr Phillips joined William Evans in 2004, working his way up to general manager prior to his departure over the summer. He will now run the gunroom and shop at RBSS. “I am really looking forward to starting this exciting new chapter in my career,” said Mr Phillips. “One of my main tasks will be looking at a greater depth of guns on offer, both British and foreign, with the main focus on the clients and how best to serve their requirements. I am also excited about the opportunity of working alongside Purdey and introducing its range of fine guns, clothing and accessories to the RBSS client base.”…

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win grub’s highline boots

Shooting Gazette has teamed up with Grub’s to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of its Highline boots. The Highline boots are designed with a traditional profile to look the part this season, while offering superior comfort, grip and stability. Features include a full-stretch neoprene panel in the shaft and securing strap, giving a comfortable fit for most calf sizes, a 4mm rubber foot with reinforced heels and Underfoot Chassis to give class-leading stability, while the Trak sole gives powerful traction. The Highline boots (RRP £89.95) are available in two colours: Sage Green or Mahogany (sizes 4-13). To enter this competition, visit shootinguk.co.uk/competitions. For information about the Highline boots, visit grubsboot.com…