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Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette Dec-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

The warmest of warm welcomes to this, our Christmas issue. Where on earth has the year gone? I sincerely hope that it has been a memorable 12 months for you on the game shooting front, and that you will have plenty to toast to come December 25. Boxing Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so fingers crossed you’ll all be able to make the most of the Christmas shoots you’ve (hopefully) organised. Getting together with friends and family is what Christmas is all about and in this issue we’ve been rather naughty and asked Ben Samuelson and Giles Catchpole to choose between the two parties for their preferred company. Roderick Emery has some sage advice on how to make sure your family has a cracking sporting Christmas, while Chris Warren…

1 Min.
nrw ruling challenged by countryside organisations

BASC, the Countryside Alliance and the NGO have mounted a joint bid to challenge the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) ban on pheasant shooting on public land. The trio sought legal advice following the NRW board’s decision, which came following a letter from Welsh environment minister Hannah Blythyn asking NRW to ignore the findings of a review into the use of firearms on land it manages, which would have seen pheasant shooting on it continue on a case by case basis. Lawyers acting on the trio’s behalf have issued a letter before action to NRW. Christopher Graffius of BASC, said: “It is a sign of the strength of feeling in this issue the three rural organisations have united in their commitment to holding NRW and Hannah Blythyn to account on behalf of shooting…

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special offer: sporting books

Shooting Gazette has teamed up with Quiller Publishing to offer readers the chance to take advantage of a special offer on two of the books reviewed on pages 80-81 of this issue. The Sporting Shooter’s Handbook is available for the special price of £18 plus free postage and packaging when you enter the code SGSporting at the checkout at quillerpublishing.com. The Great Shoots by Brian P. Martin is also available for the special price of £30 plus free postage and packaging when you enter the code SGShoots on the same website. You can also order direct via Quiller on tel. 01939 261616.…

1 Min.
countrysports pride & passion walkers raise £16,000 for abf

Five members of the fieldsports community raised £16,000 for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) after taking part in the 2018 Frontline Walk in October to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Walking 100km under the Countrysports Pride & Passion name in memory of fellow fieldsports enthusiasts and employees who served their country during the conflict were John Cavana, a gundog trainer and grouse moor ambassador; Victoria Goodall, a falconer; Chris Green, the “Cornish Countryman”; Shane Robinson, a game shooter and wildfowler; and Richard Walton, who follows hunts in south west England. “Country sports are all about community and friendship and to have the opportunity to reflect on the service of those who came before us and raise funds for those who serve our nation today has been a humbling experience…

2 Min.
our lobbyists need to shout louder for shooting

As I prepare for my first day of this season, I find I am growing more concerned about our beautiful sport’s future. Indeed, I echo John Clements (The danger of silence, August issue], and the responses that followed. I would certainly purchase a ‘Speak Up for Shooting’ badge (pictured far right), as John Clements suggests, and write letters in support. My question is, who from the countryside community is best positioned to coordinate this? The additional revenue generated from badge sales and even, perhaps, an increase in premiums charged by BASC, the Countryside Alliance, NGO and GWCT could bolster a united media ‘front’ for the fieldsports community. Our lobbying, too, needs to move up a gear: e-petitions and pre-written letters to cross-party MPs should be provided for members to sign and…

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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.…