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The Field

The Field

November 2020

Published by TI Media Limited The Field is a monthly glossy magazine dedicated to those brave souls who shoot, fish and hunt way beyond the call of duty. Since 1853, its staff has selflessly brought its readers the cream of rural life, be it pheasant shooting, dry-fly fishing or the distinct merits of Cheval Blanc. If you love field sports, errant terriers and very foxy friends at hunt balls, The Field is for you.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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field champions

Mark Cunliffe-Lister, Lord Masham - Chair of the Moorland Association (MA) The owner of the Swinton Estate became chair of the MA in May 2020. “I, like all members of the MA, am rightly proud of the moorland that I look after and manage… We must continue to highlight all the good work that we see on the ground, backed up with the science, and the multiple biodiversity and carbon-capture benefits it brings.” A particular area of focus will be “tackling the conflict of birds of prey and grouse moors”. His ‘Elysian’ moment’? “The walking days that my uncle organised when we were teenagers, which involved an armed walk around the moor edge with family and friends and a wide variety of game.”…

1 minuti
avon valley lapwing numbers up

A remarkable project has reversed the downward trend of lapwing and other waders in the Avon Valley. The LIFE Waders for Real project was set up by the GWCT, bringing together 40 local land managers between Salisbury and Christchurch. A booklet, Saving our lapwing: a guide to successful working conservation, charts their success and shares the conditions required for lapwing to thrive. GWCT chief executive Teresa Dent said, “We could no longer bear to see the numbers of breeding lapwing on our own doorstep go down and down.” The project has increased the number of lapwing in the Avon Valley from 61 pairs in 2015 to 105 in 2019. Breeding success has also been improved. A local population must fledge an average of 0.7 chicks per pair each year to remain stable. Lapwing…

9 minuti
strong coffee and steelhead

Soon after meeting Derek Barber I realised that here was a man who pursues the important things in life with single-minded determination. These passions include being able to make a perfect espresso, or macchiato, on the banks of one of the best and most remote steelhead rivers in the world. While coffee was clearly important to Barber, the main reason we were here, an hour’s helicopter flight north of Smithers in British Columbia, Canada, was to fish for that superb migratory fish, the steelhead. “We flew over rivers such as the Skeena, rivers rods fantasise about” British and Irish fly-fishers have a strange addiction to anadromous fish. We all enjoy saltwater trips and the exciting freshwater fish of the southern hemisphere, such as golden dorado or tigerfish, but our trips to fish…

8 minuti
beagling about

In his book, Beagling and Beagles, written in 1931, J Otho Paget proposes a solution for encouraging those uninitiated in the fieldsport: “Let them go out two or three days with beagles and they will soon find the hunting fever has only been hidden by the absence of opportunity.” Nearly a century on, Otho Paget’s advice is just as pertinent. Lockdown and the time it has afforded for reflection means that many have realised how unfulfilling their way of life has been. This has resulted in a sea change towards uncomplicated, outdoor-based pastimes. And while social restrictions persist, there are few better opportunities to embrace this newfound desire for individual freedom and the countryside than to go beagling. Planning requirements are refreshingly minimal. There’s no forgetting to book a time slot…

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christmas gifts sprogs

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2 minuti
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