Sporting Rifle

Sporting Rifle Summer 2020

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The first and market-leading rifle shooting mag in the UK, Sporting Rifle covers rifle sports of all kinds, from rimfire rabbits to big game overseas and everything in between. With the very best writers on board, we cover foxing and UK deer stalking extensively in every issue, with tips and tricks as well as stories from the field to help your outings be more successful.

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sense and sensibility

While I – and I am sure most of you – can’t wait for the day when I can open a paper or magazine and not have to read about the swathe of destruction the coronavirus is wreaking on the world, it is true that the pandemic, and the global lockdown that ensued in an effort to contain it, have illustrated some things that I hope can only bode well for the future. Firstly, it has thrown into sharp relief that people and nature are not separate entities. We are dependent on it for almost everything, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat; just as it is shaped by us in a myriad of ways. This influence goes both ways, and can be positive and negative. The fact…

1 Min.
let stalking essential for scottish deer sector

A survey undertaken in May by the Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG), Lowland Deer Network Scotland (LDNS) and the Scottish Venison Association (SVA) has found that if there is no let stalking this year for stags, hinds, roe bucks or roe does then the 103 respondent businesses will lose in excess of £2.5 million. The research was undertaken to establish what the financial loss would be to those letting upland and lowland stalking, given the restrictions on UK and foreign travel imposed under current Covid-19 regulations and social distancing rules, and how this might affect 2020/21 cull plans. Richard Cooke, Chairman of the ADMG, said: “This survey gives us some very valuable insight into the potential impact on deer management businesses… our sample represents just under one third of the sector,…

1 Min.
clear marker for shooters

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford, the national lead on firearms licensing, has provided clarity on shooting in England under the current Covid-19 guidance following concerns raised by national shooting organisations and police forces. DCC Orford says he has clarified the position with the government and he will give clear instructions to individual constabularies that shooting can take place under the current regulations as long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to. DCC Orford commented: “When considering outdoor shooting, police should view it in the same way that they would for golf and fishing. My guidance to forces is clear; any facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities, including shooting ranges, can now reopen, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely, and…

1 Min.
cast your vote for the basc council

The BASC council elections are taking place in July with ten candidates standing for just two national seats. The council consists of 15 elected members and 10 appointed officials, and is there to steer BASC through the tricky waters it operates in, representing Britain’s shooting and conservation interest. BASC members should already have received voting information through the post outlining the candidates, who are as follows: • Duncan Greaves: Yorkshire, Northern Region • Karl Waktare: Hampshire, South East Region • Michael Madgwick: Wiltshire, South West Region • Andrew Paul Mayfield: South Yorkshire, Northern Region • Mark Shilito: London, South East Region • Prof. Ann Mortimer: Yorkshire, Northern Region • David Fry: Wiltshire, South West Region • Dr. Al Gabriel: Northumberland, Northern Region • Geoffrey Burgess: Sussex, South East Region • Martyn Jones: Wrexham, Wales In addition, Oliver McCullogh is the solitary candidate…

2 Min.
steve kelly makes highland move

Highland Outdoors have announced the appointment of Steve Kelly in the role of brand manager. Steve, formerly the general manager at Raytrade, played a pivotal role in developing Raytrade’s market share within the UK market place. Raytrade distribute a wide range of guns and ammunition, including brands such as Remington, Marlin and Chiappa. Steve has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from over 15 years within the industry both in the UK and internationally. Steve’s appointment will further strengthen the Highland Outdoors team where he will be responsible for developing their key brands – such as Howa and Sig Sauer – while identifying and seeking new brand opportunities. Highland CEO, John Bright, remarked: “We have some very ambitious goals we want to hit over the coming years and for Highland Outdoors to…

1 Min.
deer stalking schemes back on track

BASC’s deer stalking schemes across England reopened on 8 June, having been suspended since March. Martin Edwards, head of deer and deer management at BASC, said: “It is with great pleasure that we can announce the reopening of some of BASC’s stalking schemes. The decision has been made in the knowledge that assisted stalks are able to take place in line with social distancing and the government’s guidance.” The Hockwold scheme in Norfolk and the Raby scheme in County Durham were the first to reopen, with the Hampshire scheme set to return in July. “We remain positive that our roe buck culls can be achieved, and all systems will be up and running in time for the red and sika stag and fallow buck seasons opening in August,” Martin added, “We are working…