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Shooting Gazette January 2020

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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United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
TI-Media
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1 Min.
from the editor

Though January means there is just one full month left of the driven game shooting season, there’s still plenty of time to get out into the field. It’s a new year, with plenty to look forward to, and Shooting Gazette will continue to bring you first-class comment and analysis on the issues that matter to you most. And there are plenty: alternatives to lead shot; changes to firearms licensing; the rise of anti-shooting sentiment; the need to promote game as a healthy and sustainable food source; endangered British wildlife; and promoting the good game shooting does - all are covered here. I’m honoured to lead a host of seasoned countrymen and women who go above and beyond each month to cover all manner of game shooting subjects. If there is ever…

1 Min.
don’t miss this month

Moorland life Each generation produces extraordinary talents and former Swinton Park moorland keeper Douglas Morrison was kind enough to share his life in game shooting with us. From growing up in the sport and achieving record bags in County Durham to rubbing shoulders with titans of industry, politics and European royalty in North Yorkshire, he has seen it all. You’re obsessed! Where do you stand on using a mobile phone on shoot day? Should the device be sleeved until the end of proceedings or is there no harm in checking emails, stock prices, WhatsApp messages or posting on Instagram between drives? Thomas Jones presents four different types of mobile phone user on shoot days – dare we ask if you fall into any category? I couldn’t possibly comment.…

3 Min.
news update

Nottinghamshire estate educates foodies for Great British Game Week Guns, celebrity chefs, shoots, restaurants, bloggers and social media influencers celebrated Great British Game Week between 25 November and 1 December. The School of Artisan Food, at Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, since 2009, also hosted its Game in a Day course, during which expert tutors Richard Summers and Chris Moorby introduced students to practical butchery and cooking techniques. “Here at The School of Artisan Food we are pushing the benefits of eating game as a healthier, tastier, easy-cook alternative to standard supermarket meats. Great British Game Week is important to get the message out there, and we’re showing how accessible and easy game can be,” said Mr Summers. The duo are keen to champion its health benefits to a wider audience. “If you’re looking for new flavours…

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.…

1 Min.
moving away from lead shot is no defeat for game shooting

Further to Rob Yorke’s article in the October issue on lead shot, I am sure many who shoot will be genuinely interested to know where the balance of opinion lies. Those who shoot are generally of a practical frame of mind, either professionally, or simply by virtue of a desire to ‘do the right thing’ for the very countryside that provides them with their sport. Indeed, through organisations like the GWCT and BDS, the shooting community actively promotes evidence-informed decision-making that puts practicality first. Against that background, and with the Danish precedent for a successful transition, I should like to think the shooting community will readily back a transition towards non-lead shot. We all know that lead shot is toxic, and while there is scant evidence it is causing any issues with…

4 Min.
readers’ letters

C stands for Conservation When it comes to shooting and conservation, all too often people remember the ‘shooting’ but forget the ‘conservation’. This is true for people inside and outside of our community. It is also something I try and drive home to everybody I speak to about shooting and its benefits; in fact I would go so far as to say it should be conservation and shooting. Having grown up as a farmer’s son, I know the countryside and those who reside there. Now finding myself a Londoner, I have a great perspective of both a town view and a country view. The contrast is stark. However, one similarity often shared by people of both town and country is the idea of simply leaving your front door with a shotgun or rifle…