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Shooting Gazette May 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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United Kingdom
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English
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TI-Media
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from the editor

Barry Walker is a seventh generation gamekeeper who rules the roost at the Crichel Estate in Dorset, and when he hosted a Help For Heroes shoot day in 2016 he said it was one of the best days he has ever experienced. So when it happened again in January 2017 we were there to capture a shoot day with a difference. Chris Warren reports from a very happy event on pages 22-31 of this issue. As you can see from the front cover we have a rather special tribute to round body guns in this issue. Caroline Roddis has investigated their appeal and apparently there is something in our genetic make up which draws us towards more rounded shapes. But whatever the reason, there is no doubting the modern day following…

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opening shots

THE NORTHERN Shooting Show returns to the Great Yorkshire Showground near Harrogate in May and Shooting Gazette is looking forward to being amongst the many thousands expected to visit the specialist indoor and outdoor event. Over 15,000 people flocked to Harrogate for the inaugural Northern Shooting Show in 2016 and visitors to this year’s show will be able to soak up a blend of shooting retailers, manufacturers, clubs and associations housed across a site which has grown by a third and now includes a new £12m exhibition hall. A number of sporting interests will be catered for at the show, with stands from the worlds of game cookery and gamekeepering to game shooting and gunmaking all present. Longthorne Gunmakers, Yorkshire Gunroom, Gilsan Sports and Entwistle Guns are all set to attend, along…

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deadline for purdey awards entries fast approaching

SHOOTS INTERESTED in entering the 2017 Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation have until May 22 to submit their applications. The iconic awards seek to recognise the conservation work carried out by shoots up and down the country and will see the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners share a prize pot worth up to £15,000. Up to five GWCT Advisory Awards – which provides a shoot with a free visit from a trust advisor – will also be awarded. Entries can be made by individuals, syndicates, estates, farm shoots and wildfowling clubs. A 16-strong judging panel, chaired by the Duke of Wellington, will draw up a shortlist of entries after the May 22 deadline, which will then be visited between July and September. The panel will then reconvene in October to…

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will you be coming to see us at hatfield house?

SHOOTING GAZETTE is counting down the days, weeks and months until the forthcoming The Game Fair, which will be held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire across July 28 – 30. Our editorial team will be joining tens of thousands of passionate country folk across the three day event, whether their interest be gun buying, gundog demonstrations, retail therapy or one of the scores of seminars being held by our leading shooting and conservation bodies. The GWCT is the latest organisation to confirm its presence at the fair, this news coming off the back of BASC offering free entry to its members and the NGO offering its members discounted entry on advanced tickets. This year’s event will be held just 21 miles north of London and when Lord Salisbury spoke to Shooting Gazette…

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basc welcomes woodland management report

RECOMMENDATIONS AIMED at the streamlining of current woodland grant schemes in a bid to support forestry and agriculture have been welcomed by BASC. In Seeing the wood for the Trees, a report on forestry in England by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, there are calls for the government to clarify its commitment for England to have 12 per cent woodland cover by 2060 and changes in planting to meet this target. BASC stated improvements to grant schemes will help to ensure shooting continues to play an important role in the creation and management of woodlands and underlined the role of deer management in this endeavour. Dr Conor O’Gorman, BASC’s policy development manager, said: “BASC believes it is important that forestry expansion should not adversely affect existing shooting, such as grouse shooting…

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new home for the british shooting show in 2018

THE BRITISH Shooting Show will celebrate its 10th birthday at the NEC Birmingham in 2018, a major step forward for one of the most popular events in the fieldsports calendar. The NEC’s close proximity to the centre of the UK’s motorway network, Birmingham International railway station and Birmingham Airport mean that the show, which started life at Newark Showground before moving to Stoneleigh Park, is now able to attract even more exhibitors and visitors, both in the UK and overseas. “Major first time exhibitors” are already said to be working with show organisers on their requirements for 2018 and bookings are also said to have reached “an all-time high”, with many coming from across Europe, South Africa and the US. A ‘Trade Only’ area will be a new fixture in 2018 and provide…