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Shooting Gazette December 2017

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

Ah, December. It’s that time of year when the birds are getting stronger and wilier, the days are getting shorter and you’re colder than the ice cubes in your lunchtime G&T if you don’t wrap up warm. We love it, though, don't we? First things first, an early Christmas present from us to you: a free 2018 calendar we’ve created in association with Hull Cartridge. I have no doubt it will be full of important dates in no time at all and we hope the wonderful selection of images whets your appetite for another sporting year. December is a special month for game shooting, with so much going on, and a festive vibe runs right throughout this issue, from Giles Catchpole’s humorous take on the array of colourful characters who come together…

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don’t miss this month

A year in review Twenty-seventeen was another eventful year in game shooting and Helena Venables has been speaking to some of the key figures in our sport to get their thoughts on the past 365-odd days. While there is no doubting it’s been a good year for many, both in the field and at the till, all know that you won’t get anywhere by being complacent, so there is still plenty to do – and look forward to – when 2018 rolls around in a few weeks time. Novice gundogs December is a great time of year to introduce a novice gundog to the picking-up line, thanks in part to the number of family and friends days that take place around now. Wendy Bardsley examines the best way to make sure your youngster…

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anger following lmc plans to charge for licensing checks

Shooting organisations have hit back after Lincolnshire’s police and local medical committee (LMC) made plans to charge for licensing checks. The Lincolnshire LMC has come under fire after GPs in the county were instructed to begin charging for initial medical checks for shotgun and firearm certificate applicants – contrary to Home Office guidance. The Lincolnshire GPs were acting under instruction from the LMC, which had supplied a template letter stating: “If we [the GP] do not receive your consent, and the fee, within seven days of this letter, we will write to the police to inform them that we are unable to examine your medical records for the purposes of providing information in relation to firearm licensing. We will state in this letter that they should assume that you have a condition…

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clarification on the price of the william evans st. james

Further to our review of the Wm Evans St. James we recieved the following from general manager Alastair Philips: “The price point was chosen based on Perazzi’s own RRPs in the UK. We didn’t want to add £2,000 on top of the price for having our name on the side. The uplift from the actual SC3 is the extra time in the more perfuse engraving and wood quality. Also, as the majority of our clients are game shooters this comes with an auto safety as standard in the price which would otherwise be an optional extra. We have deliberately not wanted to be greedy on the margin, and offer a high build quality, custom over-under sub £20,000”.…

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further to her obituary of graham cox in our november issue, joan hayes continues her tribute to our late colleague…

I last saw Graham on November 28 last year at the Home Nations Field Trial for retrievers, held at Windsor Great Park to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday. Graham walked all day, as always taking a great interest in the excellent dog work. It was obvious, however, to his friends that all was not well, and earlier this year we received the news that he had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Since then some £15,000 has been raised in Graham’s name, a great deal of it coming from the gundog fraternity. Graham was a senior lecturer in social and policy at Bath University from 1973 (Ed. Not 1978 as was stated in the November issue) until his retirement. His particular interest was rural sociology. He also contributed to the…

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are you ready to enter the rbss handicap challenge 2018?

Shooting Gazette, together with its sister titles Sporting Gun and Shooting Times are delighted to be the media partners for the Royal Berkshire Shooting School’s (RBSS) Handicap Challenge in 2018. We are excited to announce that with our kind sponsors, Sunseeker London, we will be offering a fantastic prize of £500 in cash for each magazine’s Top Gun. Participants can shoot the Handicap Challenge course at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School from March 5 to April 25, 2018, for an entry fee of £49. Readers can use the vouchers printed in the magazines in the New Year and enter the magazine challenge alongside the main competition to be in with the chance of bagging £500 and to win the title of Shooting Gazette Top Gun. The Handicap Challenge is renowned for its unique handicapping…