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Shooting Times & Country 09-Sep-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
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 Min.
pleasure in defeat

Some years ago, at Purdey in London, the editor of another fieldsports magazine told me grandly that in his magazine they don’t have features in which people blank. “So what do you do when it happens?” I asked naively. “We spike them and pay a kill fee,” he replied. His words came back to me at the weekend, while I was sitting in a Norfolk pub with last week’s issue and a pint after an afternoon’s pigeon shooting. The piece that triggered the thought was a rainy one. In it, Patrick Laurie sets out for a Macnab and bags neither fish, fowl, nor beast. But, to my mind, chalking up such a day as a failure, not worthy of publication, would be to miss the very essence of fieldsports. This season in…

2 Min.
shoots press ahead as demand stays strong

Sporting agents around the country have painted a mixed picture of how the 2020-2021 shooting season will shape up. As the partridge season opened, shoot booking website Guns on Pegs released the results of its annual shoot survey. Overall it painted a relatively positive picture, saying: “The good news is that 85% of shoots surveyed said that they were shooting this season. This is a marked improvement on the results of a survey we carried out in April, which suggested that as many as 33% of shoots could mothball for the season ahead.” “A lot depends on the next few months. If we can deliver what’s in the diary it will be all right” Guns on Pegs managing director Chris Horne said: “What is most interesting, though, is that though 12% of shoots…

1 Min.
venison market needs a boost

A Wild Venison Working Group has been brought together to try to revive the market for English and Welsh wild deer meat. The group is facilitated and chaired by the Forestry Commission and includes representatives from a range of shooting, forestry and deer interests. A poorly developed domestic market, competitively priced imports and a crash in demand from the restaurant trade have all combined to cause a massive reduction in prices paid to stalkers for carcasses. The loss has imperilled operations to manage England’s deer population, which is at its highest level for 1,000 years. David Hooton, Forestry Commission regional deer officer, said: “Reduced demand during 2019 and the devastating impact of coronavirus on the restaurant trade has left the venison market teetering at its lowest ever level. “Venison is a high-quality product,…

1 Min.
basc backs new nature exam

BASC has backed the proposed natural history GCSE (News, 15 January and Exam for life, 12 February). The qualification was the brainchild of curlew campaigner Mary Colwell, who said: “I would like a GCSE in natural history to teach the skills of identifying, monitoring and recording the life around us. To know about migration and invasion of species. To understand how the seasons affect wildlife and how that is changing.” Curtis Mossop, BASC’s head of pathways to shooting, said: “BASC is fully supportive of boosting engagement between young people and the natural world. The proposed natural history GCSE creates the perfect portal.” He added: “BASC has offered to help develop the syllabus and ensure the course is led by the available science. There are obvious emotive and sensitive topics within natural history; therefore…

1 Min.
to do this week

SHOOT With the wildfowling season here and a succession of areas of low pressure arriving from the Atlantic, now is a good time to be out on the foreshore. Strong winds encourage duck and geese to fly low where they are in range, so foul weather often offers the best shooting conditions. RECON If you have access to your own stalking ground, spend some time identifying the spots where rutting stags will soon be found. Stag wallows are easy to identify by their mix of mud and deer hair. Locating them and identifying approach routes to them may be useful in a few weeks’ time.…

1 Min.
events diary

17-18 SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABLE AMMUNITION DAY Paintmine Woods, Lancashire LA5 9SA bit.ly/sustainAmmo 19 SEPTEMBER PRE-SEASON NOVICE GUNDOG DAY Berkshire College of Agriculture bit.ly/novdogBerks 25 SEPTEMBER ANNUAL CLAY PIGEON SHOOT (GWCT) EVENT POSTPONED New date to be announced shortly 25 SEPTEMBER CEFN TILLA ANNUAL CLAY PIGEON SHOOT Cefn Tilla Court, Llandenny 02920 388988 8 OCTOBER LANCASHIRE SPORTING SUPPER Inn at Whitewell, Forest of Bowland bit.ly/LancsSupper 9 OCTOBER SHOTGUN & CHELSEA BUN CLUB (LADIES) CLAY SHOOT West Kent Shooting School, Paddock Wood, Kent bit.ly/LadiesClayKent…