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Shooting Gazette March 2019

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from the editor

Game shooting would be nowhere without its gamekeepers, the hardy men and women who rely on a wide support network of fellow professionals, friends and family for support and understanding to be able to do their job. Our March issue is a salute to these remarkable people, the endless hours they put into providing Guns with sport during the season and the conservation work they carry out to ensure their patch is a benefit to the wider environment. I commend to you the articles by Jeremy Hobson and NGO chairman Liam Bell, which examine the issues of stress and redundancy, as well as that of Chris Warren, who highlights how small shoots, the backbone of our sport, can benefit countless species. Elsewhere in this issue, I am paying a visit to…

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march date for game 2019 conference

The GWCT’s Game 2019 conference at The Allerton Project on March 5 will focus on key issues in game management. It will update game managers on the latest research advice relevant to low-ground shoots and promote good practice in the game and wildlife management sector. Guest speakers Tom Adams, Polly Davies, Tim Furbank and Tom Adams will cover Brexit, game bird parasitology, game cover, pheasant releasing and more. “Game 2019 is for professional game managers who want to be up to speed with the latest research and advice on the key current issues affecting lowland game shoots,” said co-organiser Dr Roger Draycott. “We have selected a range of GWCT and outside speakers who will tackle some of the challenges and opportunities facing game shoots today, including Brexit, the benefits of multi-purpose…

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ian barton: obituary

A throng of family and friends said goodbye to Ian ‘Barty’ Barton in the little church at Combe Hay in Somerset on January 25, writes Charlie Berridge. Barty, the owner of The Wheatsheaf pub in the village, was passionate about shooting, fishing and the countryside in general. His colourful presence at shoots – together with his competitive spirit and love of fine cigars and white Burgundy – made him a generous guest. He relished invitations to shoot with Steve Thomas at Prescombe, Jamie Lee at Rushmore or Ashcombe, Chris Prendergast at Brixton Deverill or Doc Clark at Froyle but would travel farther afield with friends Andrew Stroud and Chris Kent. He shot every year at Hollam, a highlight at the end of the season. He was a member of several winning…

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win tickets to the east anglian game & country fair

The East Anglian Game & Country Fair returns to Euston Estate in Thetford, Norfolk, for a third time on April 27-28 – and Shooting Gazette has 10 sets of family tickets to give away. The fair, which has been held since 2004, offers something for country folk of all ages and is the perfect way to banish post-driven-shooting-season blues. Whether you’re interested in clay shooting, gundogs, country clothing or fly-fishing, there’s something here for you across 350 stands and nine arenas. BASC, the GWCT and NGO will also be attending. This year will also see a 40-bird re-entry clay shoot with a guaranteed £1,000 cash prize fund being held over the weekend. “My family and I are delighted that Euston Estate is once again hosting the East Anglian Game & Country Fair,” said…

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great interest in gardiner auction lots

A pair of 12 bore, self-opening sidelock ejectors from James Purdey & Sons was the star lot at Gavin Gardiner’s auction of fine modern and vintage sporting guns at Sotheby’s in London just before Christmas. The Purdeys (below), made in 1871 for the Duke of Fife, exceeded their lower estimate of £25,000 to sell for £31,250. Other highlights in the sale included a pair of Boss & Co. 12 bore, single trigger, round-body sidelock ejectors (1909), which realised £14,375, and a 20 bore, custom sideplate, single trigger, over-under from Browning (£7,500).…

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glowing praise for gamekeepers’ wives nationwide

A lot has been said recently about the awareness of mental health in the gamekeeping world. It’s made me want to speak out and say something about the mental health issues also affecting their wives and partners. Facebook is a huge part of everyone’s lives and there is now a group for wives and girlfriends of keepers. It’s here they come to write about their highs and many lows and get support from like-minded women going through the same thing. I am probably one of the older ones at 39 and have been with my gamekeeper husband for 18 years, so I have seen it all. What I don’t think employers and estate owners really appreciate is while these men work hard and their hours are unsociable and sometimes ridiculously long, the…