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Shooting Gazette April 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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1 Min.
from the editor

Where would we be without our gundogs on shoot day? For a start, we would all have to get a lot fitter and become braver as we headed into bracken, rivers, steep wooden banks and more besides in order to return shot birds to the game cart. Could you handle that after every drive? Our April issue, the annual salute to our four-legged friends, is always a great one to work on as it gives these unsung heroes the chance to take centre stage. In this issue, Mary Bremner heads to Northamptonshire to find out how hydrotherapy is being used to keep dogs fit; to help them recover from injury and even get them used to being in water. Meanwhile, Wendy Bardsley has been finding out how rescue dogs have been…

1 Min.
don’t miss this month

The need to do all that we can to make sure that game meat enters the foodchain is getting stronger and more urgent with each passing season. Not least because game is a food source which can do so much for those in food poverty. John Walker speaks to some of the main players in the game meat industry about how shooting and its partners can make sure there is more value added to shooting's harvest than ever before and why we need to be the ones leading the change. Shooting Gazette was proud to be part of the 2019 Shooting Awards, along with our sister titles in the TI Media family at a ceremony that took place on the Friday evening of the recent British Shooting Show at the NEC…

5 Min.
news update

2019 Shooting Awards winners head to Birmingham en masse Members of the gun trade and shooting press gathered en masse at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on February 15 for the 2019 Shooting Awards, held in association with the British Shooting Show. Titles across the TI Media family carefully considered a host of products and brands reviewed and featured in their titles during 2018 to draw up a shortlist of finalists who received Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Some of the awards, including best shooting ground, were decided by public vote. Brands including Beretta, Fausti, Hull Cartridge, Eley, Aigle, Harkila and Orvis were winners on the night, with Helen Benson of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust being awarded the title of Personality of the Year. The 150 assembled guests were welcomed in a short speech…

3 Min.
letter of the month

In response to Peter Schwerdt’s letter in the February issue on the subject of kills to cartridge ratios, I'd like to take the discussion further and give my thoughts regarding ‘extreme’ birds (namely those over 45 yards). Peter and I have mutual shooting friends so I have heard of his prowess with a shotgun and while I agree with nearly all he says regarding the competence of a Gun, I think he is being a bit simplistic. I should point out I am of the “older generation” and have more than 60 years’ experience with a shotgun. Modern firearms and the ammunition used with them are vastly improved from say the late 1960s when driven game shooting was just starting to become popular and affordable to more than the “landed gentry”. Grand…

4 Min.
readers’ letters

Sitting has helped me keep shooting I was interested to read Adam Calvert`s advice on seated shooting in the December issue. Due to a painful back I had to miss several shoots during the final months of the season before last. I had surgery to remove a tumour from my spine, but nerve damage had occurred, which affects my walking and balance, and I am now on treatment for bone marrow cancer. I spoke to my surgeon, Miss Li Yeung, and was surprised to find out she owns a 20 bore shotgun and shoots clays. She confirmed I should be able to shoot again. However, due to my balance problems I have found it difficult to shoot driven birds. A friend suggested buying a Bergara folding shooting seat. This seat has a back, swivels…

1 Min.
tell us where the game goes

The recent national news story regarding the burying of a large quantity of pheasant carcasses has prompted me to ask a question that has been on my mind for months. Please can shoots that bag 5,000 or more game birds each season tell me where the birds go? It seems the market for game has never expanded to keep up with supply and new marketing initiatives are struggling to encourage consumers to buy more game, so where do the estimated 13m game birds go? Can these shoots provide detailed explanations that can be verified independently? I defend game shooting constantly with non-shooting acquaintances but this is the question everyone asks and now even includes fellow shooters. Let’s have transparency please.…