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Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette Nov-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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1 Min.
from the editor

Much as we’d like to we can’t be out in the field all of the time and if you’re in the same boat fear not, there’s plenty to get your teeth stuck into in this month’s issue of Shooting Gazette. We have shoot reports from Kedleston in Derbyshire, a shoot that has come on leaps and bounds since a new team took it on last year; there’s also Cricket St. Thomas, a shoot where the birds will, if you will excuse the pun, hit Guns for six over some cracking ground in Somerset. Elsewhere in this issue, David Whitby is examining what Guns on the ground should be thinking about when raising their barrels – or not as the case may be – to beautifully presented high birds. What is too high…

1 Min.
coveted cotswold grey partridge trophy goes to calmsden estate

The Calmsden Estate has won a top GWCT award for grey partridge conservation for the second time. Gamekeeper Will Pratt inherited just seven pairs of grey partridges when he arrived at the estate in 2014. Since then he has overseen an increase in the spring pair count to 40, and this year’s autumn count has found 257 young – a 5:4 young-to-hen ratio – making a total of 348 grey partridges on Calmsden. “Will’s enthusiasm for the little grey bird is nothing short of infectious,” said GWCT biodiversity adviser Peter Thompson. “He is also a stickler for getting everything just right. Habitat in the form of nesting cover, insect-rich cover for the chicks, winter cover for protection and supplementary feeding have all been increased and improved. This, coupled with thorough, targeted predator…

1 Min.
bga passes double century

More than 200 shoots have signed up as members of the British Game Alliance (BGA). Among them is Castle Hill in Devon, which has joined the likes of Eaton Estate in Cheshire, Perrystone in the West Midlands and Raby Estate in Durham in becoming members of the fledgling alliance, led by managing director Tom Adams. “I have been a gamekeeper for 54 years, and I see shooting under attack more than ever,” said Castle Hill headkeeper Brian Mitchell. “When the BGA was launched I wasn’t sure it could work, but over the past year the progress made… has changed my mind completely. We have joined because if there isn’t a market for the birds we shoot, it will be one of the factors that will finish off shooting. “We need every shoot, big…

2 Min.
no need for musical interludes

I would like to ask you to censor the material in your magazine in future as the contents of the August issue had a noticeable effect on my Uncle Mark – and not in a good way. There is usually a bit of banter about who gets the first ‘flick’ through the new issue but as my uncle pays for it he got first go. Things were OK until he reached Donald Dallas’ auctions page, which featured a pair of Eric Clapton’s Purdey overunders; Mr Dallas revived the debate about who was the best guitarist – Rory Gallagher, Jeff Beck or Eric Clapton – to which my uncle started raging about the forgotten talents of Ritchie Blackmore and Jimmy Page. He recalled the time a journalist asked Eric Clapton if…

1 Min.
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.…

3 Min.
readers’ letters

Game shooting good for gundogs Consistent across fieldsports magazines over recent months has been the need for all involved to tell of the positive contribution made by the existence of those sports. However, one positive story that has largely escaped attention is our care for our canine companions. As anyone who has sat in a vet’s waiting room or witnessed man’s best friend at large will report, canine obesity is a massive problem in British life but one that has curiously evaded the attention of animal welfare groups. Research suggests that 65% of adult dogs are overweight and 9% obese with worryingly high levels of obesity in juvenile dogs, statistics showing an increase over the past decade. Given the PDSA estimated that there were 8.6m dogs in Britain in 2017, this would…