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Shooting Gazette February 2019

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

Are you missing it yet? While there’s every chance you’ll be reading this in the dying embers of the season, the fact is there’s only one day in the month of February where we can enjoy driven birds before the book closes on 2018/2019 forever. Now of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t keep shooting, either here or abroad, but the fact remains that the time has come for our guns to have their annual services, the tweeds need the attention of the dry cleaners and our gundogs are told that beating and standing behind the Guns any time soon is a while away yet. How fortunate then that we’re “welcoming” in the close season with advice on how to best fill your time until it all starts again. Mary Bremner…

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countryside trio take next steps in action against natural resources wales

BASC, the NGO and the Countryside Alliance have issued proceedings seeking permission from the High Court to bring a Judicial Review against Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) ban on pheasant shooting on public land. This latest step follows on from lawyers acting on behalf of the organisations issuing a letter before action to the NRW late last year. They sought legal advice when the NRW board voted not to allow shooting on land under its control after receiving a letter from the now former Welsh environment minister, Hannah Blythyn AM, who was recently replaced by Lesley Griffiths AM in a cabinet reshuffle. “We felt duty-bound to unite and take a stand against something that we feel is fundamentally wrong,” said a spokesman on behalf of the three organisations. “We are challenging an outcome…

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dallas wins the president’s cup

Shooting Gazette contributor and gunmaking historian Donald Dallas was presented with The President’s Cup and The President’s Gold Medal at Holts in London in December. The award was made by the Historical Breechloading Small Arms Association (HBSA) for Donald’s 11th book, Alexander Henry, Rifle Maker, published in 2017, which made, “the most outstanding contribution to small arms research”. The President’s Cup is only presented when the HBSA considers a book of sufficient merit has been published.…

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great scott! new book to launch at northern shooting show

Sir Johnny Scott will launch his new book, The Countryman, Through The Seasons, at the Northern Shooting Show in May. Published by Quiller, it plays host to a number of colourful characters – from bees and nightjars to pheasants and cuckoos – as well as stories and burning questions about the countryside, all captured in Sir Johnny’s unique style. The Northern Shooting Show takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on May 11-12. ‘An Audience With Sir Johnny’ will be held on the Sunday, when visitors will be able to put their own questions to the author and take away a signed copy. For more information about the book launch or show, visit northernshootingshow.co.uk.…

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june date for fifth national ladies’ shooting day

The fifth annual National Ladies’ Shooting Day (NLSD), organised by The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, will take place at shooting grounds across the UK on June 8. Victoria Knowles-Lacks, founder of The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, said: “We love to organise NLSD, it’s such an important event as it brings in so many first-timers to the sport and it’s so much fun. We couldn’t do it without our amazing hosts, grounds and, of course, our sponsors. We’ve got high hopes and big plans for NLSD2019.” Around 1,000 women are expected to participate in simultaneous shooting events on the day. Tickets are £45 per person and include coaching, cartridges and clays, as well as a goody bag. For more information, visit shotgunandchelseabunclub.co.uk.…

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shooting is no numbers game

The November issue’s The Great Debate saw Messrs Samuelson and Catchpole discussing quality over quantity regarding bag size. Both put forward good reasoning for their respective views but both appeared to be promoting shooting over professionally keepered ground. Regardless of the size of the bag, the opportunity (and possession of the financial wherewithal) to shoot on a grand estate is not something that is a reality for a goodly sector of the shooting fraternity [Ed: The debate was aimed at all levels of driven shooting, but point taken.] Therefore, I would like to put forward some small bag days that have stuck long in my own sporting memory. Rough shooting is one area of our sport that seems to be forgotten by some but not for nothing did the late, great…