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Sporting Gun Nov-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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1 minuti
there has always been a special bond between working dogs and their owners.

Former editor-at-large Robin Scott explores this in his article on page 114, where he wonders if our faithful hounds greet us when we pass on. To be honest, I am hoping to meet The Almighty or St Peter when the time comes, but I suppose my dogs might be less judgemental. Nevertheless, Robin’s piece is thought-provoking and, as always, we welcome your comments. Another provocative article is David Turner’s exploration of which choke and cartridge combination works best for different types of shooting. Most of us go through a phase in our shooting careers where we obsess about chokes and shot load, thinking that there is a magic formula for a certain target or quarry species. However, David busts a few myths and helps us focus on what matters — shooting…

7 minuti

Shock collars banned in England The Government has announced its intention to make illegal the use of electric shock training collars for dogs and cats in England, despite Defra secretary Michael Gove indicating earlier this year that he thought there was insufficient evidence for a ban. In what critics have described as a U-turn, Mr Gove has now stated that: “We are a nation of animal lovers and the use of punitive shock collars causes harm and suffering to our pets. This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive reward training methods.” The ban will not, however, extend to containment fence systems. BASC’s head of game and deer management, Glynn Evans, said: “We welcome the fact that the Government recognises the importance of containment fences.…

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6-7 October Autumn Show & Game Fair South of England Show Ground Ardingly, West Sussex www.seas.org.uk/autumn-show 7 October Game Meat Hygiene Course Norbury Village Hall Norbury Shropshire www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk/events 12 October BASC Ladies Duck Flighting Bagots Park Abbots Bromley Staffordshire www.basc.org.uk/events/ladies-duck-flighting/ 22 October GWCT Young Shots Day Cambridgeshire www.gwct.org.uk/events/calendar/2018/october/young-shots-daycambridgeshire/ 28 October Aintree Countryside Day 2018 Ormskirk Road Liverpool Merseyside aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk/ 1 November 2018 Farmer Cluster Conference The Birmingham & Midland Institute Birmingham www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2018-farmercluster-conference-tickets-47844929472…

2 minuti
news in brief

Rural Oscars open Nominations for the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards — also known as the “Rural Oscars” — are now being accepted. The annual awards celebrate the best of British food, farming, enterprise and heritage, with businesses able to enter a variety of categories. Nominations will close on 9 December 2018, with regional champions announced in May next year. Visit www.countryside-alliance.org/campaigns/caawards/ to make a nomination. World’s oldest ringed eagle dead The remains of a golden eagle ringed in 1985 have been discovered near Loch Assynt in Sutherland. The bird was ringed as a chick, which made it 33 years old at the time of its death — and the world’s oldest ringed golden eagle. The cause of death is unknown, but there was some evidence of starvation and an injury which could indicate…

3 minuti
passion for shooting

When and why did you open the store? We opened the store in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, in December 2011 after seeing a few local dealers retire, sell their premises, or close due to ill health. Shooting was a life-long passion for my friend Ryan and I, so we decided to try and turn our passion into a business. What is your role at Emmett & Stone? I am a co-director with Ryan Emmett. However, as with any small business, we do most of it with the help of our small team. What can our readers expect from Emmett & Stone? We offer honest and accurate expert advice along with a large range of products. The shop has everything, ranging from clothing, footwear, heaps of accessories and then a large selection of shotguns, rifles and airguns.…

5 minuti
crimes of fashion

Fashion, taste and trends change constantly, some for the better, others for the worse. There was a time a pair of nut-crunching purple bell-bottomed loons, calf-crippling platform shoes and shoulder-length hair were the bee’s knees as far as I was concerned. But pictures in my fading album from way back when say it all: an 18-carat pillock if ever there was one. Earlier photos of a brown velvet jacket and psychedelic tie — essential disco gear back then — also scream “plonker”. Yet without a tie you never got past the bouncers. Today? Seems you only need ripped jeans, trainers and a beer-stained T-shirt to pass muster. Only someone’s grandad coming to give them a lift home would pitch up in a jacket nowadays. But stick Jumping Jack Flash on the…