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Sporting Gun Sep-2018

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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
4,63 €(VAT inclusa)
37,04 €(VAT inclusa)
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many of you will be saddened to hear that mike george has died.

He contributed to Sporting Gun from the beginning and it is a testament to his professionalism that despite facing serious illness he managed to get his copy in on time and word-perfect. Mike was what I call a real journalist. He was a reporter in Southern Rhodesia during the turbulent change of regime from 1961-63 and was founding editor of two magazines, Sporting Gun and Target Gun. He also authored two successful technical books — Metalworking: a Manual of Techniques (1987) and The Shotgun Handbook (1998), both published by Crowood Press. Mike’s knowledge of guns was unsurpassed and his clear and entertaining way of explaining technical terms made him a firm favourite with the readers of this magazine. Earlier this year, and despite his illness, Mike rescued an elderly neighbour from a house…

6 minuti

Stoat trap replacement extension welcomed BASC has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow more time for the replacement of stoat traps. In line with a Government public consultation earlier this year, an additional measure removing the use of existing stoat traps is now to be delayed until 1 April 2020. Glynn Evans, BASC head of game and deer management, said: “BASC has consistently advised that more time would be required to facilitate the transition to AIHTS-compliant traps for gamekeepers and others who trap stoats. “BASC submitted a robust response to the public consultation earlier this year. Government has listened to these concerns.” Unique stolen gun register launches to all A new specialist initiative to help dealers, auction houses, trade and public to check if a firearm has been stolen has been launched. The Gun Loss Register is…

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14 – 16 August Pembrokeshire County Show County Showground, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire pembsshow.org/the-show.aspx 18 August Netherhampton Salerooms Sporting Sale Salisbury Auction Centre, Salisbury www.salisburyauctioncentre.co.uk 22 August GWCT Scottish Young Shooters Day GWSDF Auchnerran, Aboyne www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shooters-day-ticketsscottish-youngshooters-day-tickets-42201489792 27 August Gavin Gardiner fine modern and vintage sporting guns auction Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire www.gavingardiner.com 8 – 9 September Sandringham Game & County Fair Sandringham estate, Sandringham, Norfolk www.livingheritagecountryshows.com 15 – 16 September Midland Game Fair Weston Park, Shropshire www.midlandgamefair.co.uk/ 22 September BASC .410 World Championships 2018 Mid Wales Shooting Centre, Caersws basc.org.uk/events/basc-410-worldchampionships-2018/…

2 minuti
news in brief

New BDS head of training appointed Chris Brooks has been appointed head of training development at the British Deer Society (BDS). He said: “I’m delighted to take up this new position. The BDS has a longstanding reputation of excellence in training within the industry. I look forward to building on this foundation to take the society’s initiatives into the future, seeking out new technologies and developing a range of opportunities. “As well as being a keen stalker, I am passionate about promoting venison as a healthy, tasty and affordable meat that should appear on the dinner tables of families from all walks of life.” Gamekeepers share their passion for the countryside The gamekeeping profession will be out in full force to answer questions, offer game dishes and share their passion at the BBC’s…

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the eight-week extension

One of the provisions introduced in the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA), but not immediately implemented, was an automatic eight-week extension of certificate life provided a fully completed renewal application was received at least eight weeks before expiry and the certificate was not renewed on time. It was intended to prevent certificate holders from inadvertently being in unlawful possession as the result of police inefficiency. Some forces regard it as an unnecessary addition to an already burdensome bureaucracy. It is certainly true that if all forces were providing a decent service the measure would not be needed. “The biggest problem is that certificate holders don’t complain if they get poor service” What you should do The force website and the renewal reminder letter should tell you how things will work in your…

5 minuti
early mornings on the farm

Giving up the desk job three or four years ago for life on a farm is one of the best moves I’ve made. I’m fitter, having shed a couple of stone, and no longer need rocking at night to get to sleep. Fresh air’s the thing. And early morning starts. Back in the bad old days, I could happily lie in until well after seven. Here, come sun up Doogie kicks off in the kennel, first snorting and whistling quietly before breaking into an incessant, high-pitched yap. Soon after getting the little horror I read up on the breed and much of what was said is true of Doogie: difficult to house train; vociferous; and destructive to a fault. The writer said the experience of owning a teckel had left one of…