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Shooting Gazette September 2020

Shooting Gazette is the ‘local paper’ for the global shooting community, and is put together by people with a burning passion for the sport. Driven game shooting's finest journal reflects the pure thrill of standing on the peg on a crisp winter's morning. Stunning photography and the best writers in the field ensure the sumptuous pleasure of shoot day is represented in all its glory every month. With the leading gundog section in the sport and a wealth guidance on every aspect of shooting, from where to shoot and how to be a better shot, to buying a gun and etiquette, no stone is left unturned.

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United Kingdom
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English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
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from the editor

So here we all are in September and the start of the partridge shooting season. I have my fingers firmly crossed that we will all be enjoying some fine weather once it’s time to take to our pegs: goodness knows we deserve it. Wherever you are going for your sport and however you prefer your quarry presented, I hope that you have a fantastic season. Our shoot feature this month comes from Cold Aston in Gloucestershire. Chris Warren headed there last season and came away with a fantastic insight into how a young and ambitious team has taken this partridge paradise a long way since it arrived just over a decade ago. Turn to page 18 for more details. Roderick Emery throws up an interesting question or two in his article on…

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september start for inaugural purdey cup at rbss

A simulated clay competition aimed at game Shots who own Purdey or Woodward side-by-sides, over-unders or hammer guns opens at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) on 1 September. The Purdey Cup, which runs until 1 February next year, will see Shots tackling 100 targets simulating grouse, partridge, pheasant and pigeon presented in four sequences from a stand designed specifically for the competition. Every month from September to February, the top scorer in each of the three gun categories will win a bottle of Champagne courtesy of Berry Bros & Rudd. The monthly top scorers will then be invited back to RBSS in May 2021 for the grand final. Here they will compete for the chance to win the Purdey Cup, a selection of clothing from the best London gunmaker, game cartridges,…

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gwct seeks new members to join its 500 club

The GWCT is continuing its search for new members following the launch of its 500 Club back in June. The initiative, launched just after Shooting Gazette’s August issue went to press, aims to recruit 500 new members by Christmas. An increase in membership will bolster the charity’s lobbying power and help fund the work of its dedicated team of scientists and advisers. A range of membership types are available, but the 500 Club is only available to new members able to make a single annual payment. On joining the GWCT, new members will receive a specially commissioned GWCT 500 Club badge and be invited to a drinks party to meet existing members in 2021 once Government restrictions are lifted. For more information, visit gwct.org.uk/500club…

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2020 game fair cancelled, 2021 date set

The Game Fair will now be held between 23 and 25 July 2021 at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, following the cancellation of this year’s event. The iconic countryside event had originally been planned for its usual slot in late July but was later moved to September following the COVID-19 outbreak. The decision to cancel the 2020 event completely was made over the summer following Government guidance. “It is with great regret that I have had to make this decision,” said James Gower, managing director of the Game Fair. “Nigel Huddleston MP, parliamentary under secretary of state for sport, heritage and tourism, wrote to me to confirm that there was ‘no guarantee’ that the phased reopening would happen in time.” Without any such guarantee, Mr Gower said, there was no choice but to cancel the…

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ngo launches new youtube film series

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) has launched a series of YouTube films aimed at promoting the benefits of shooting sports. The videos cover a wide range of subjects, from working dogs and gamekeeping to woodland and moorland management, and involve organisations including the British Deer Society, the GWCT, the NGO Educational Trust and Bright Seeds. NGO development officers Tim Weston and John Clarke have been the driving force behind the films following the NGO’s successful showing at last year’s Countryfile Live. “We are thrilled by the positive response that we have received so far to our films,” said NGO chairman Liam Bell. “Few people outside the sporting community truly appreciate or understand what we do but these films really help to give vital insight on the many conservation benefits of game management.” To watch…

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zoli celebrates 175 years in gunmaking with 100 over-unders

Italian gunmaker Zoli is marking its 175th year with a limited series of 12-bore over-unders. Just 100 of the Model 175 will be manufactured, with only a handful released in the UK. The guns will be made in either game or competition configurations depending on the purchaser’s preference. The Model 175 over-unders will feature low-relief acanthus leaf engraving, the number 175 on the trigger-guard and toplever as well as the Zoli coat of arms. Tom Heapy of Edgar Brothers, Zoli’s UK distributor, said: “Few families can trace their gunmaking history and passion as far back as Zoli. The Model 175 encompasses all this, plus Zoli’s flair for innovation and is a great chance to own a piece of modern gunmaking history.” Prices for the Model 175 start from £10,400. For more information, visit zoliantonio.com…