Shooting Times & Country 21-Apr-2021

Since its launch in 1882, Shooting Times & Country Magazine has been at the forefront of the shooting scene. The magazine is the clear first choice for shooting sportsmen, with editorial covering all disciplines, including gameshooting, rough shooting, pigeon shooting, wildfowling and deer stalking. Additionally the magazine has a strong focus on the training and use of gundogs in the field and, because it is a weekly publication, the magazine keeps readers firmly up-to-date with the latest news in their world.

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52 Números

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1 min.
home and away

Even before COVID-19, there were fewer better ways to spend 20 minutes than phoning somebody involved in fieldsports in another country to hear their take on things. Last weekend, I had a fascinating chat with a professional hunter in South Africa who is due to come on board as a columnist. He said that for a long time if felt like celebrities waging a war on big-game hunting were making destructive progress, which was almost impossible to counter, but something has changed. Not only does he think that conservationists are starting to be more vocal about the positive impact of hunting in Africa but also that governments are starting to kick back against western ideals. What politicians are realising is that the lives and livelihoods of their citizens matter more than internet…

2 min.
heartbreak for covid doctor after labrador pup snatched

As the wave of dog theft continues, a breeder has had to tell a doctor who had been battling the pandemic that her puppy had been stolen. Breeder Veronica Martin discovered the theft when she went to feed the litter early on the morning of Saturday 10 April. Veronica, who lives near Newmilns in Ayrshire, recalled: “I went out to give the puppies their breakfast and I immediately noticed that the bolts on the door had not been slid back into place. I thought it was strange because I was sure I had not left it like when I put them away. “I immediately realised as I looked down that I was not looking at enough puppies,” she added. She searched the kennel where the puppies should have been, calling the missing animals…

1 min.
prince between the divides

The success of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in bridging the worlds of conservation and fieldsports has been marked as tributes have poured in after his death on 9 April (News, 14 April). The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation described him as “a constant supporter and promoter of the value of game shooting for conservation”. Paying tribute to HRH Prince Philip, Pavan Sukhdev, president of WWF International, said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has been a tireless champion for the environmental cause and a passionate ambassador for conservation issues around the world for decades. His Royal Highness helped chart the course of WWF from its very beginning and has truly made enormous contributions to it.” Naturalist and filmmaker Sir David Attenborough caught the point at which the two worlds met in the Duke’s life. “One of…

1 min.
keepers fundraise for teen

Keepers from the Nidderdale Moorland Group have organised a charity clay shoot with E J Churchill at the Swinton estate shooting ground to raise funds to help a young woman injured in a tragic car accident. The keepers are raising money for a 19-year-old girl from Kirkby Malzeard, who was injured in a serious road accident earlier this year. She recently woke from a five-week coma to find that doctors had been forced to amputate one of her legs. The girl’s family are well known to several local gamekeeping families and Tracy Johnson, co-ordinator for Nidderdale Moorland Group, told Shooting Times why they wanted to help. “Everyone in the community was deeply moved by what had happened to this young woman and we wanted to do whatever we could to help,” she said.…

1 min.
to do this week

WEATHER Use the cold, dry weather to your advantage. A few weeks of these conditions may well have made some of the more difficult spots on your shoot accessible to light machinery, and this could be the chance to get in and fix fences, repair bridges or other maintenance tasks, especially if a wet spring precedes a busy rearing and shooting season. FISHING Try for spring silver. Pictures of sparkling silver fresh-run spring salmon seem to be everywhere this year. With travel restrictions being eased and relatively low prices for a day on the river, spring fishing can offer great value for the hardy salmon angler.…

2 min.
hypocrisy claim as xr calls for mass trespass

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) is mobilising supporters to trespass on private land after claiming they are denied access to “92% of the land in England”. Participants are being encouraged to “peacefully climb over ‘no trespassing’ or ‘private property’ signs”. The latest protest, scheduled for this Saturday (24 April), is part of a campaign against private land ownership, inspired in part by Guy Shrubshole’s book, Who Owns England? Jakes Fiennes, conservation general manager at the Holkham estate, said: “The vast majority of people are not connected to the land because we are effectively an urban society, so they will apply the same principle of walking through Hyde Park as walking through a farm landscape and not realise the impact.” He also disputed claims that the countryside is a no-go zone, saying…