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Shooting Gazette Oct-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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from the editor

After a long, harsh winter, wet spring and baking summer, which few in fieldsports will forget in a hurry, it will be interesting to see what effect the weather has had on those early pheasant days in October and how the partridges kick on now they’ve got to know their patch a little better. Whatever your choice of quarry, we hope you have a fantastic time. Do let us know how you’re getting on. Now to business. With game meat consumption on the agenda more than ever before, we thought it was time we got to know the British Game Alliance a little better. John Walker headed to Lees Court Estate in Kent to meet with its managing director, Tom Adams. I’m sure you’ll agree that Tom’s candid answers to John’s…

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mixed reaction to the electric shock collar ban

The Government has announced a ban on electric shock training collars – or e-collars – for dogs and cats in England. Legislation will cover all shock collars; however, fencing systems used to prevent pets from wandering are not affected. Environment secretary Michael Gove MP said: “We are a nation of animal lovers and the use of punitive shock collars causes harm and suffering to our pets. This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive reward training methods.” DEFRA received 7,334 responses after seeking comments on its plan to introduce a ban on the use of electronic training collars for cats and dogs. The responses were analysed and the decision taken to amend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to ban the use of handheld…

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spanish arms in leicestershire

Grulla Armas has created a pair of bespoke 20 bore guns based on its London model for the Belvoir Castle Estate in Leicestershire. “These shotguns are the perfect balance between a basic shotgun and a top-of-the-range model,” said Phil Burtt, estate director and shoot captain. “Belvoir Castle has an exceptional relationship with the family that run Grulla Armas. Her Grace, the Duchess of Rutland visited the factory in Eibar, northern Spain, and while there, she helped to develop our model. We took the shotgun to the Game Fair and received some fantastic feedback.”…

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cordings win a peg competition returns

Cordings of Piccadilly’s annual Win a Peg competition will once again see two lucky guns enjoy a day at the Ripley Castle shoot on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The 300-bird day, set to be held on December 5, is suitable for both the novice and the experienced game shot alike. The day will end with a sumptuous luncheon at the Boar’s Head in nearby Ripley. Cartridges and guns will be provided. To enter the competition, visit cordings.co.uk/WINAPEG2018. You will need to sign up to the newsletter before entering.…

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complacency is not an option

I read with interest John Clements’ article The Danger of Silence in the August issue. Most game shooters have found themselves in the situation John speaks of, myself included: being confronted by a person who does not agree with the harvesting of game birds nor understand the conservation benefits this brings. The easy option, of course, is to smile and turn away, but doing this only serves to entrench that person’s opinion that we shooters only go out to kill game and enjoy ourselves. My reply to them is always the same: yes, I do enjoy shooting but I point out I eat everything I shoot and try to explain all the good shooting does for the conservation of our countryside. If they are not convinced, I ask if they are vegetarians.…

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win a pair of dubarry boots

THE AUTHOR of the Letter of the Month will receive a pair of Wexford boots from Dubarry of Ireland (RRP £325). The knee-length, side-zip boots – designed for both men and women – are handcrafted from waterproof Dry Fast-Dry Soft™ breathable leathers. The high quality of the boot is reinforced throughout with an insulated GORE-TEX® lining that wicks moisture away from the foot, ensuring the wearer remains dry and comfortable all day. Dubarry’s new, hard-wearing, durable outsole gives maximum grip whatever the ground conditions.…