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Shooting Times & Country

Shooting Times & Country 19-Aug-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.

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United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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1 Min.
the greatest gift

Some years ago, at Christmas time, my house was being renovated so we went to stay with friends — it was going to be a squeeze but at least they had running water. On the morning of the 23rd, I realised I’d given no thought to getting our host a present. Unable to face the throngs of last-minute shoppers, I decided to head out and shoot a pheasant — an unconventional gift but one I felt he’d appreciate. The pheasant didn’t happen but I did manage to connect with a snipe, which I plucked, wrapped in paper and tied with a bow. Having never tried snipe before, the recipient was delighted and ate the bird for breakfast on Christmas morning. We’ve since had many conversations about the efforts of the shooting…

2 Min.
official: grouse shooting benefits our well-being

The positive effect of participating in grouse shooting has been highlighted by a new study. Academics from the University of Northampton studied the sport’s wider social and environmental benefits, identifying previously unrecognised economic effects. They described how a sense of identity and belonging fostered by shooting helps boost well-being. The study used interviews and survey responses from people living in grouse shooting communities to gauge the effect on them. The majority of the data was collected during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic and the authors said they “expected to find that communities in areas where integrated moorland management is practised were characterised by widespread hardship, pessimism and negative impacts on well-being”. “Those who live in moorland communities have strong social networks and sense of identity” Instead they found that “compared with…

1 Min.
viable eggs recovered in raid

Seven eggs were found in an incubator after gamekeepers tipped off police about a thief who was snatching the eggs of struggling waders from grouse moors. The keepers — who work on Snailsden, Ladycross and Woodhead estates — reported the man to the police after they saw him behaving suspiciously around sites where they knew birds were nesting. The South Yorkshire Police rural crime team were quick to respond, arresting a 63-year-old man on suspicion of offences against the Wildlife and Countryside Act. A raid on a property in Huddersfield followed and police recovered more than 200 eggs. Unusually, a number of viable eggs had been put in an incubator. These were recovered and transferred to a specialist premises where they were subsequently hatched. Sheffield rural and wildlife crime officer PC Elizabeth Wilson…

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the power of advertising

BASC has launched a massive regional media campaign to mark the start of the grouse shooting season. The Yorkshire Post, which has a circulation of 18,500, carried positive stories about grouse shooting on its front and back page wrapper — a total of four pages. As well as targeting the Post, the association also focused on other papers that are circulated in key grouse shooting areas. It took out full-page adverts in The Scotsman, Sheffi eld Star, Lancashire Post, Deeside Piper, Clitheroe Advertiser and Derbyshire Times. BASC’s Garry Doolan explained the strategy: “We estimate that around 90% of the population know very little about grouse shooting. So it’s a useful medium to use the local press network to get the correct message out to them. “We have specifically targeted regional and local newspapers,…

1 Min.
to do this week

STALK Look for good-value roebuck stalking. With the roe rut ending but the season with a few weeks left to run, there will be an opportunity to find some excellent-value sport, especially if it is a high-quality stalk rather than a big trophy you’re after. DOGS Keep dogs hydrated. Hot, sticky weather dehydrates people and is equally challenging for dogs. Early-season grouse and partridge days can be extremely hard work so don’t rely on your dog finding puddles to drink from. Ensure you carry a supply of water for your dog and that it is given plenty of opportunities to drink it.…

2 Min.
tragic puppies seized at scottish ferry port

A cargo of gundog puppies has been seized by Scottish SPCA officers investigating the illegal trade in dogs. The spaniels and labradors were taken from a car at the Scottish port of Cairnryan as it disembarked from a ferry from Northern Ireland. The puppies were returned to Northern Ireland, where four of the youngest died from the highly infectious disease parvo virus on their first night. The remaining animals — one 12-week-old labrador, six 10-week-old spaniels and two adult dogs — are being cared for by the Dublin SPCA. The dogs had no microchips and no paperwork to prove ownership. They are not believed to be the animals stolen in Enniscorthy (News, 22 July). Gillian Bird, head of education and media at the DSPCA, told Shooting Times: “The puppies are all doing…