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Readers’ Letters
SHARE YOUR VIEWS Email: martin.puddifer@futurenet.com The editor’s interesting and thought-provoking article [An empty peg, October issue] regarding our late colleague, Darren Crush, resonated strongly with me. I took Darren with me on his first-ever
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Looking For ward To 2021
Chairman, National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) So much in our sector has changed over recent years and will continue to change, not just in the way we shoot but in the way we manage our land as well. I want gamekeepers to be fully included and co
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Spitfire Soars To New Heights
It’s not every day that a dog produces a championship-winning performance. However, Mark Adams’s Irish red setter Ballydavid Spitfire did just that at the Irish Championship for Pointers and Setters at the Wicklow Mountains National Park, 18 miles so
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Shooting gallery
A very proud Tony Roberts writes: “My 10-year-old granddaughter, Lily, with her hands full, picking-up on our syndicate partridge shoot at Aysgarth in North Yorkshire.” Pictured are the shooting party (below) and gamekeepers Jamie Kembrey and Craig D
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The Keeper’s View
As I write we are in lockdown; all driven shooting in England has ceased and gamekeepers/shoot owners across the country are more than a little nervous. The best-case scenario by the time you have read is that we have hit the ground running from 3 De
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Gundog Q&A
Q My dog gets very agitated after a while when we are training. He starts off well but then quickly seems to get slower and has been known to go and sit under the car. It is a fairly recent thing but shows no signs of going away. Any thoughts? A Oh d
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Shooting Gazette
Editor Martin Puddifer Group art director Dean Usher Design editor Nicola Jones Group production editor Di Cross Production editors Nicola Jane Swinney, Sarah Potts Managing director Country Lifestyle Gareth Beesley Managing director Future Living An
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Both Spaniel Championships Cancelled
The Kennel Club has announced the cancellation of the Cocker Spaniel and AV Spaniel championships, which were due to have been held in January, because of the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, writes Maurice Stanbury. The International Gundog League,
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Shots From The Shires
Former United States President Ronald Reagan once famously commented that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the Government and I’m here to help’. There must be many people now who would share his view, adding civil
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A disappointing DAY
Shooting last November in appalling weather with an old friend, Charlie Bingham, on his Wiltshire farm, he decided after a couple of drives to return to the warmth of his house mid-morning in the hope conditions would improve. Far from improving, the
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Behind the Line
Standing in the shower, pondering the meaning of life and the current state of things, I was lamenting the temporary demise of my local shoot when I suddenly remembered a special chocolate cocker and the day I was sure he was a goner. I had the great
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Game Recipe Of The Month
Venison tagliatelle/ragu PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 65 minutes • 4 tbsp olive oil• 2 medium onions, finely chopped• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped• 500g minced venison• 300ml red wine or port• 1 tsp dried oregano• 2 tbsp tomato purée• 10g beef
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Quicksilver Sport In The Woods
January is the peak of the game season; bags may be more modest but the quality of the strong and wily birds can produce the finest sport. On my own little shoot, the walk one, stand one helpers’ day in January is for all those who have given their t
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Gundog Picture Of The Month
For your chance to win either a Pintail Explorer II smock (bottom left) or a Seasons jacket (right), email high-res images to martin. puddifer@futurenet.com. Please put ‘Gundog Picture of the Month’ in the subject line. The winner will be chosen by t
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Dear Uncle Giles…
It has been put to me by my long-standing team of beaters that they should be given the opportunity to sell their end-of-season ‘cock day’. I’m not sure how I feel about the idea. Your thoughts? PJC, by email Call me old fashioned if you will, but I
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Next Month
DON’T MISS How Winwoods serves up top drawer pheasants The difference between a day’s shooting and a shooting day The pleasures and pitfalls of being a part-time gamekeeper How do you balance home life and fieldsports? PLUS Could the William Powell V
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Is January The Best Month For Shooting?
By Ben Samuelson While I suspect January may be a very busy month for shooting this year, I am afraid that I cannot agree that it is the best month of the shooting season. That accolade can only be awarded to September. This is primarily because of t
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Talk Of The Trade
Restrictions didn’t mean shutdown: After the first lockdown I became very busy with lots of customer fittings. People had waited long enough and I am now still doing several a week. Fittings do not require really close contact but both parties wear m
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Maybe This Time…
What are your plans for 2021? I won’t judge you if there are plenty of entries in your new diaries that have only been written faintly in pencil, or if the pages on either side of important birthdays and anniversaries are a desert of white. As I writ
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WIN A Gilet From Alan Paine
Easily one of the most versatile items of clothing you’ll own and perfect for all-year-round wear, every country wardrobe needs a fleece gilet. Great for warmer days over a shirt or ideal as an extra layer when the temperature dips. Alan Paine’s Ayls
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Admiral Nelson’s campaigns
Compared with the smoothbore Brown Bess musket, the Baker rifle was so accurate that Admiral Nelson had the foresight to take on board his ships the newly formed Rifle Corps, later the 95th or Rifle Regiment, armed with Bakers. These riflemen were em
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From The Editor
A new year always brings with it a renewed sense of optimism, of hope about what good the future might bring and a chance to draw a line under what has gone before. While all of us will be feeling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak for some time
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Did You Hear About?
After everything that 2020 brought it is important to have things to look forward to in 2021. With the partridge and pheasant shooting season closing after 1 February, you might think that the opportunities to step out onto the hallowed turf of your
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A Bird Collector’s Gun
Just beside my village is a large area of natural wetland, a boggy ground with shallow water, rushes and willow. It is teaming with bird life and I well remember as a boy, full of trepidation, trying to wade into it to collect birds’ eggs. As was the
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In Focus
THE SHOOTING PARTY HEADS TO HORNET’S NEST, THE LAST DRIVE OF ANOTHER MEMORABLE DAY AT THE BRIGANDS IN POWYS IN EARLY NOVEMBER LAST SEASON. IT WAS A FITTING FINALE. FOR MORE ON THIS SHOOT, TURN TO PAGES 20 TO 29 OF THIS ISSUE. KEEPING ALL EYES PEELED
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My Dream Team
In early October, with a variety in the order of the day, I’ve had the luck to be invited to (or study with my Purdey judge’s hat on) several places that could indulge me. The morning would start surrounding a teal splash, then partridge drives featu
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Tiny Version For Prince Alfred
The Baker bird collectors’ gun was designed to be a small take-down for concealment, whereas this one (right) was designed as a tiny gun for a very young boy. The boy was none other than Prince Alfred and the gun is a Westley Richards single 28-bore
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New GWT Counselling Service Launched
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT) has launched a professional counselling service to complement existing services. The move follows the results of the GWT’s gamekeeping survey and a report from the Scottish Government: Driven grouse moors – socioe
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Under The Coverts With… Jeremy Hobson
I come from a non-shooting background – our family interests were more hounds, hunting and horses – and my eventual involvement with the game shooting world actually began aged about 12 when, during a family holiday, we came across the then Duke of D
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