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Sporting Gun

April 2019

Sporting Gun is the leading monthly magazine for clay, game and rough shooters. With editorial offices in the Lincolnshire countryside, it can justifiably claim to be at the heart of the shooting community. Monthly features range from gundog training to pigeon shooting, game shooting to wildfowling – along with sound, practical, advice on equipment and techniques to help the beginner, intermediate or experienced shot get more enjoyment from their sport. Sporting Gun is a must for anyone who invests time in and money on their shooting.

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testing ted

The arrival of a visitor from New Zealand – who was keen to meet Ted and see him in action – gave Nick Ridley a sleepless night. How would his dog perform in front of the president of the South Island Spaniel Club?To make Ted’s task even harder, the day’s rough shooting over the dogs involved patches of very thick cover. Would young Ted be able to flush birds – and then find them – in such challenging conditions? Find out more on Page 62 ■…

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ross bags game chef of the year

Smiles on the menu: Ross is presented with his award Aberdeenshire-based chef Ross Cochrane has taken the title of National Game Chef of the Year after a keenly fought cook-off with other chefs from across the country.The Rothesay Room’s chef ’s two game dishes were rated the best by judges.Ross, who described the competition as a great experience, said: “During the final we had just two hours to prepare, cook and serve two plates of each dish for the judges, which was a challenge. I was cooking against some very talented chefs who I really respect, so to have been crowned the overall winner is a huge accomplishment that I am very proud of.”The Michelin star judges were won over by the Ross’s starter of Scottish wood…

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the british shooting show is rapidly becoming the core event of the shooting world.

It was great to see so many of you on our stand. Thanks for popping by and supporting us.The crowning moment for me at the show was our Shooting Awards, where innovation and excellence was recognised in the shooting industry. You can read about which products were given with gold, silver and bronze awards and which were shortlisted from page 72.At this time of year our attention turns to pest control and we have a bucket load of it in this month’s magazine. We take an in-depth look at the Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group and the work it is doing to safeguard the red squirrel against the invasive grey. In our Quarry Guide on page 32 we look at the habits of the grey squirrel and how…

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gun raffle winner draws the ‘greatest prize in fieldsports’

The winner of the Game Wildlife Conservation Trust 2018 Gun Draw has walked off with a prize worth £25,000.Edward Leigh-Pemberton was the winner from a raffle of 2,500 tickets in the conservation charity’s annual draw. The prize includes a day’s driven grouse shooting, a new pair of 12-bore shotguns, three-hour fitting session and 500 game cartridgesMr Leigh-Pemberton of Faringdon, Oxfordshire said it was a “great feeling” when he found out he was the winner.He described the prize as “one of the greatest in fieldsports” and said: “I’ve been buying tickets for years and never thought I’d win. Buying tickets [which cost £50] is such an easy way for everyone to support the excellent GWCT and I’d recommend everyone to take part.”The GWCT said that the money raised from the…

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news in brief

CPSA awards see Olympian and teenagers win prizes Shooters of all generations were recognised at the recent Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s annual awards. Richard Bunning, the English Sporting Clays World Champion was named Clay Shooter of the Year. Hot on his heels were James Bradley-Day, 19, named as Emerging Shooter of the Year and Tristan Hockey, 14, the Young Shot of the Year. Grimsthorpe Estate Shooting Ground in Lincolnshire was named Club/Ground of the Year. Richard Faulds, winner of gold in the Men’s Double Trap at Sydney Olympics in 2000, was recognised with the year’s Special Contribution Award. The awards were held at the Belfry golf resort near Birmingham last month. Club together: the Grimsthorpe group (REX) Holland & Holland take on six ‘shooters’…

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cull not harmful to raven population, say scientists

Black mark: ravens are known to be a predator of waders A new report has said that raven culling is not injurious to the population of the birds.The report was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage after its decision last year to issue a licence to the Strathbraan Community Collaboration for Waders to cull ravens. The group of shooting estates and farms wanted to control ravens on a trial basis to protect nesting waders. The scheme was withdrawn following a legal challenge, however.The birds have been implicated in declines in numbers of ground-nesting birds such as curlew and oystercatchers and have also caused problems for sheep farmers as the birds attack lambs and adult sheep.The report said that scientists had calculated that up to 200 ravens could be…