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Shooting Gazette October 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
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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2 min.
from the editor

How would you define a high pheasant? It’s a question that has been batted back and forth thousands of times on shoot days over the years — as well as in the pages of game shooting magazines like ours. In this issue, Chris Warren presents his views on high pheasants, doffing his cap to those who can bring them down consistently and cleanly, while at the same time pausing to reflect on his own limitations and pay tribute to the restraint of others. Elsewhere, Roderick Emery and David Whitby are examining how shoot hosts and shooting parties can work together to keep everyone as safe and well as possible now that we are entering another key moment in the coronavirus crisis. Do their experiences and views tally with your own? We’re also delighted…

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henson joins the country food trust

Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has joined the Country Food Trust as a patron. “I have been following the Country Food Trust keenly since inception,” said Mr Henson. “It’s brilliant how quickly the charity has grown and to see what it has achieved as it nears the 1.5m mark of meals donated to people in food poverty. Sadly, the number of people needing help with food in the UK is continually increasing and I’m delighted to have been asked to become a patron.” Mr Henson, a tenant of Cotswold Farm Park, joins existing patrons Mark Hix, David Gower and Phil Spencer. “We are delighted that Adam is joining us as a patron,” said chief executive Tim Woodward. “We are looking at different ways to provide protein to feed the growing number of…

1 min.
härkila launches pro hunter endure campaign

Härkila is offering UK customers the chance to help the homeless and receive a huge discount on a new jacket. Customers who trade in their old Pro Hunter jackets will receive a 25% discount on the new Pro Hunter Endure jacket (£374.99 down from £499.99). The old jackets – which can be Original Pro Hunter, Pro Hunter Short, Pro Hunter X or Pro Hunter Move – will be donated to Härkila’s partner charity Life Discovery. The charity offers the homeless and those in refuge the chance to participate in outdoor activities and it is during these activities that the jackets will be used. To take advantage of the offer, simply take your Pro Hunter jacket to a participating dealer before 31 October.…

1 min.
perfect pairs are star lots at gavin gardiner’s september sale

A pair of 12-bore single-trigger sidelock ejectors by Boss & Co and a pair of 12-bore selfopening sidelock ejectors by James Purdey & Sons were the star lots at Gavin Gardiner’s Live Online Auction of Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns on 2 September. The Boss guns (top), built around 1928 and rebarrelled and restocked by the London gunmaker in 2006, were bought by a private buyer in the US for £37,500. The Purdey guns (bottom), built in 1980 and overhauled by the London gunmaker, were bought by a private buyer in the UK for £37,500. For more information, visit gavingardiner.com…

3 min.
readers’ letters

SHARE YOUR VIEWS Email: martin.puddifer@futurenet.com Crunching the LACS numbers The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has published a report called Calculating Cruelty, in which a supposedly independent surveyor was appointed to investigate the use of traps and snares in predator control. Let me start by saying that having researched LACS as a pressure group for a thesis on pluralism, no one it uses is ‘independent’ and any research it does is biased. The “leading scientist” the LACS used concluded that 260,000 animals were killed annually to maintain grouse populations for “sport shooting”. To this I can only say well done you gamekeepers, what a magnificent result. You are, of course, maintaining a shootable quarry surplus, along with healthy populations of lapwing, golden plover, curlew and many other species on red and amber lists.…

1 min.
shooting gallery

For your chance to win a bottle of Taittinger Champagne for Picture of the Month, send us a team photograph or a picture of something unusual from your shoot. Send high-resolution images or prints with captions to Shooting Gazette Gallery, Future PLC, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BF or email: martin.puddifer@futurenet.com PICTURE OF THE MONTH Shooting will always need fresh faces and Mark Ewart’s picture of his adopted granddaughter having 40 winks during a day’s grouse shooting in the Lammermuir Hills in August made us smile – not least because she’s wearing a vintage Shooting Gazette cap, one of scores we used to give away in years gone by. Have you still got yours? The Guns, gamekeepers, beaters and pickers-up from the day at Cornwood Shoot, which is featured on pages…