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Shooting Times & Country

Shooting Times & Country 30-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
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Future Publishing Ltd
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1 Min.
nugget of truth

Last Saturday, after a day of partridges in Hampshire, I did something I’ve wanted to do for years. I plucked and breasted a brace of birds and made Kievs. I appreciate it was a modest ambition but, oozing home-made garlic and parsley butter, they were everything I’d hoped they would be. The chicken Kiev, I read recently, has been an important part of European cuisine for centuries but was first introduced to this country by Marks & Spencer, with ground-up, reconstituted breast meat, in 1979. Since then, the dish has become synonymous with culinary laziness and an appetite for cheap food, whatever the environmental impact. We’re all familiar with the idea that game is hard to cook and is only enjoyed by those with refined palates, but my Kievs were a reminder…

2 Min.
shoots urged to stay covid safe as restrictions tighten

Shoots are being encouraged to follow the ‘COVID code’ as this year’s pheasant season gets under way. Despite concerns that new rules would damage shooting or that the UK or Scottish governments would give into political pressure, shooting has been left largely unaffected by the new restrictions introduced in response to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases. BASC confirmed that “the local restrictions listed for the north-east of England will not have any impact on shooting within the affected areas” and subsequently, as new restrictions spread nationwide, that “the latest Government announcement has not placed further restrictions on shooting in England”. “You don’t stand in someone’s pocket in a normal season, so it’s very easy to adjust” Currently, shooting is continuing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, the Guido Fawkes blog obtained a copy…

1 Min.
roaring start to red deer rut

A drop in temperatures has brought the first frosts of autumn and seen a tentative start to rutting activity in red deer across Scotland. In the south-west, there was clear evidence of stag wallows being occupied and participants in the first BASC stag weeks on the Isle of Arran were treated to occasional roars in the forest. Perthshire stalker George MacDonald told Shooting Times how his deer were looking. He said: “The stags are generally enjoying the good weather and are in pretty good nick with a fair amount of fat on them. There has been some roaring for a while but they are not really showing the rutting behaviour yet. There are some big ones lying a bit on their own now. “There have been a few early-morning frosts and that has…

1 Min.
sab narrowly avoids prison

A hunt saboteur has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice. David Graham was charged with the offence after he submitted a video that he claimed showed him being assaulted by a supporter of the Atherstone Hunt. However, police were able to determine that the video had been edited into a loop. After being told the video had been edited, Graham made a complaint against the police. In the course of investigating the complaint, a constable who was involved with the case had his home address leaked and a number of windows at the officer’s home were smashed. Graham was unanimously found guilty by a jury at Leicester Crown Court. Judge Ebraham Mooncey told him: “You submitted to the police video recorded evidence…

1 Min.
to do this week

Do those final pre-season checks. The days before the pheasant season starts can be frantic, but it is important to take a moment and stand back. Walk your shoot, stand on each peg, drive each track and check parking and turning spaces. Take a moment to run each drive through in your head considering where beaters will go and where best to position your pickers-up. Take what may be your last chance to shoot pigeon on the stubbles. Farmers are expected to sow cereals early this year while the ground is dry enough for heavy equipment, after a run of wet winters prevented them from sowing later. You may find the stubbles you expected to shoot on are ploughed and sown sooner than you expected.…

2 Min.
science reveals pros of our sport

A PhD that anti-shooting campaigners tried to block has been completed — and has highlighted a raft of benefits for those who take part in driven game shooting. “There was concern that poor practice would impact on others” The research, which examined “the social impact of participation in driven game shooting in the UK”, was the subject of an email from Chris Packham to the senior management of the University of Northampton in which he accused the university of being “bought”. He also incorrectly claimed the research was sponsored by BASC and wrote “this study has the capacity to besmirch the reputation of your university”. Despite this attack on independent research, the university pushed ahead, funding the research from its own budget and recruiting a candidate with no previous connection to any type…