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Shooting Times & Country

Shooting Times & Country

28-Oct-2020

Since its launch in 1882, Shooting Times & Country Magazine has been at the forefront of the shooting scene. The magazine is the clear first choice for shooting sportsmen, with editorial covering all disciplines, including gameshooting, rough shooting, pigeon shooting, wildfowling and deer stalking. Additionally the magazine has a strong focus on the training and use of gundogs in the field and, because it is a weekly publication, the magazine keeps readers firmly up-to-date with the latest news in their world.

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Future Publishing Ltd
Erscheinungsweise:
Weekly
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1 Min.
no objections

Last weekend, I stood among the willows on the edge of my pond, full of hope that all those duck I’d seen the previous evening were somewhere in the sky, winging their way back to my patch. We weren’t waiting long. As soon as the rooks had flown back to their roost, the sky came to life with mallard dropping in from on high. Later, I posted a picture on social media of a brace of duck plucked for the freezer, with a caption about taking a dim view of those who lazily breast birds and throw the rest away. It’s always hard to know how people will react online but the sentiment seemed to chime with all sorts, from farmers, to foodies, to ornithologists. We shouldn’t pretend there aren’t people out…

5 Min.
letters

A GARDEN BIRD FEEDING NO-NO I was appalled to see a photograph, under the title “To do this week”, of a blue tit on a fat ball feeder containing four fat balls, each still wrapped in green plastic netting (News, 14 October). To leave this netting on fat balls for birds is a big no-no because it can get tangled round their feet, taken away by the birds when empty and does not biodegrade. It is without doubt good to feed our wild birds during these colder months but only in a responsible way. David A Woodhams, by email OUR NATIONAL TREASURE I couldn’t help feeling somewhat annoyed upon reading Mike Swan’s comments about the partridge — dare l say ‘grey’ (Letters, 14 October)? Perdix perdix was always known as, and called simply, partridge and, as…

5 Min.
never take it for granted

Flicking through the dogeared pages of an old shooting diary is a pleasant way to spend a spare half an hour. The further back the stories go, the better. Only recently I found a small, hardback volume from my youth. Its entries, mostly relating to pigeon shooting exploits, are sporadic and vary in detail. The usual points — crop type, location, weather, gun, cartridges, company, bag — are all covered, but most interesting are the nuggets of information that allude to a mindset that is constantly being shaped by experience. Over time, scribbled observations about my quarry’s behaviour replace or supplement those on bag size and cartridge choice or how well I shot. It got me thinking, how does our attitude towards fieldsports change as time goes by? When we set out…