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Shooting Gazette October 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

Is it October already? I’m really not sure where the year has gone. There again, I always say that to the team here at Shooting Gazette HQ. We start work on a particular issue a good few weeks before it hits the shelves or lands on your doormat so, for example, while we were toasting the start of the grouse season on August 12 we were already busying ourselves with pheasants and the thought of slightly chillier, slightly darker days in the field. Don’t you just love them? We’ve introduced the first of a number of new features in the magazine from this month, not the least of which is the Shooting Gazette Recommends products showcase. We hope you will find it a useful guide to the newest and best-selling products…

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don’t miss this month

Shoot reports We love driven game shooting large and small here at Shooting Gazette, and in this month’s issue we’re showing off what a shoot with its own castle and another with a huge heart can do in their respective efforts to show the best possible sport to visiting guests. John Walker is at Pentillie Castle in Cornwall, a magical shoot which has to be seen to be believed, while I am in Leicestershire, reporting from The Folly, run by a young man with a lot of ambition. Remember the name, folks... Field trialling There’s more to putting on a field trial than you think, and that’s exactly what Amy Bates found out when she spoke to three key players charged with making sure everything run smoothly, fairly and successfully on their respective…

2 Min.
opening shots

Grouse shooting in North Yorkshire will contribute more than £100,000 to hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout this season, according to the Nidderdale Moorland Group. Nine estates alone surveyed by the group will be hosting 150 driven shoot days across the season and it is estimated that this will generate around 1,000 overnight stays for guests, directly benefitting local businesses. Shooting will also provide job opportunities, with the survey revealing that each grouse moor will employ around 35 staff on a shoot day, including beaters, flankers, loaders, pickers-up and caterers. Ben Ramsden of the Nidderdale Moorland Group said: “Grouse shooting plays a vital role in supporting the local rural community where employment opportunities can be limited. Estates spend vast sums of money with local traders including mechanics, butchers, drystone wallers, fencing contractors and builders,…

2 Min.
lead faces threat of new echa ban

The use of lead shot is once again in jeopardy as the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) considers restricting its use. Before leaving office as DEFRA secretary last year, Elizabeth Truss MP rejected calls for a ban on lead shot by the Lead Ammunition Group, but it is now under threat from Europe. The ECHA has been tasked by the European Commission to find out what it would take to standardise EU rules regarding non-lead shot over wetlands, consider whether peatlands should be added to the current restrictions, if there should be a ban on the possession of lead cartridges on or near to wetlands, and if there should be buffer zones around wetlands in which the restriction will apply. Shooting groups have firmly rejected the proposals. Jack Knott from the Countryside Alliance, described…

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high-street names refuse to endorse anti-shooters

TUI Group — which owns Thomson, First Choice and Thomson Cruises — has told BASC it did not reply to a survey hosted by the Ethical Consumer website and has demanded its logo be taken down from the site. Ethical Consumer’s campaign against grouse shooting received support from high-profile figures in the run-up to the Glorious Twelfth, including TV presenter Chris Packham, as it used social media to bombard leading high-street brands with anti-shooting messages. But TUI has now joined other major companies — including Waitrose, Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Next, Aldi and Allianz — in telling BASC that their position has been misrepresented. Insurance company Legal & General’s logo has also disappeared from the Ethical Consumer website. “TUI Group is not associated with this campaign,” said a spokesman. “We did not complete…

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thornley to lead basc central england

Lewis Thornley has been appointed as the director of BASC Central England. Derbyshire-born Mr Thornley, a Sparsholt College graduate who has previously worked for the Forestry Commission, first joined the team as a regional officer in February 2015. Mr Thornley, an experienced deer manager with a keen interest in game shooting, had spent the eight months previous to his appointment serving as the acting director of the Tutbury-based team. “I’m chuffed to bits,” said Mr Thornley. “It’s an honour to secure the role and I’m very much looking forward to working with our team of volunteers, supporters and members to build on what we have achieved and taking BASC Central even further forward.” Sarah Turner, a member of BASC council, said: “Throughout his career with BASC, Lewis has always performed exceptionally. Over the…