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In this issue

Having your cake and eating it too
A new dog, a new gun and two fields of woodies — what could go wrong?

Calling out for our native deer
An excerpt from the British Deer Society’s revised Field Guide to British Deer..

United we stand

Following United Utilities' decision to end grouse shooting on its land, Lindsay Waddell asks what will happen if we ignore our vital moors

United we stand

5 mins

Serious matters

An old gamebook prompts a contemplation on punt-gunning

Serious matters

3 mins

They're not always as easy as they seem

While coneys of the furry variety don't pose a problem for Blue Zulu, he's left frustrated once again by bolting bunnies of the clay sort

They're not always as easy as they seem

5 mins

Debutant gundogs

There's lots to think about when it comes to making the decision about when to introduce your dog to shooting

Debutant gundogs

4 mins

When the going gets rough

Al Gabriel returns to the West London Shooting School to brush up on his rough shooting technique

When the going gets rough

5 mins

The Field Guide To British Deer - BDS 60th Anniversary Edition

In this excerpt from the 60th anniversary edition of the BDS's Field Guide To British Deer, Charles Smith-Jones considers the noise they make

The Field Guide To British Deer - BDS 60th Anniversary Edition

4 mins

A step too far?

Simon Garnham wonders whether a new dog, a new gun and two different fields in need of protection might have been asking too much for one afternoon's work

A step too far?

6 mins

Two bucks before breakfast

A journey from old South London to rural Hertfordshire to stalk muntjac suggests that the two aren't as far detached as they might seem

Two bucks before breakfast

6 mins

Stalking Diary

Stalkers can be a sentimental bunch, and they often carry a huge attachment to their hill

Stalking Diary

2 mins

Gamekeeper

Alan Edwards believes unique, private experiences can help keepers become more competent and passionate custodians of the countryside

Gamekeeper

3 mins

Country Diary

Patrick Leigh-Pemberton presents a beginner's guide to becoming a model houndsman at a new hunt - even if you might be bluffing it

Country Diary

3 mins

The Duchy of Cornwall helps curlew recovery

ST readers will be relieved to learn that the Duchy of Cornwall is set to release a further 30 curlew in July and August, having already released 60 on Dartmoor to date

The Duchy of Cornwall helps curlew recovery

1 min

Shooting proving hard to sell as season looms

It will come as no surprise, given the pinch we’re all feeling, that shooting for the forthcoming season is proving hard to sell.

Shooting proving hard to sell as season looms

1 min

White-tailed eagle success

A white-tailed eagle chick has hatched in England for the first time since 1780

White-tailed eagle success

1 min

Grouse shooting in trouble

United Utilities, Britain's largest water company, has announced it will not be renewing any grouse shooting leases when they come to an end

Grouse shooting in trouble

2 mins

Game Cookery

Modern cookery techniques mean we can get more flavour from our meat, as José Souto shows with this tasty mixed game Thai red curry

Game Cookery

2 mins

Grouse numbers - how are they looking?

There are hopes that the grouse season should be a good one this year, thanks to the rain coming just in time to break the dry spell

Grouse numbers - how are they looking?

1 min

Gamekeeper

Liam Bell says gamekeepers must be realistic about growing game crops without the use of any herbicides or artificial fertilisers

Gamekeeper

3 mins

Number of shotgun licence holders is now in decline

New Home Office figures show that shotgun licence holders are down 4% year on year, while there are some worrying age and gender trends

Number of shotgun licence holders is now in decline

1 min

A potter with a gun

Geoffrey Armitage considers the essence of rough shooting, where Guns pit their intuition and powers of observation against wild game

A potter with a gun

5 mins

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

A couple of litters from some seasoned ferrets offer a little glimpse into the future

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

5 mins

A bump in the road

Roadkill is a regrettable fact of life in the modern world, but sadly it is still poorly understood by the wider public

A bump in the road

5 mins

Training or breaking?

Though first published in 1848, General Hutchinson’s Dog Breaking contains plenty of gems for owners of today

Training or breaking?

5 mins

Rocksteady rabbiting

Mat Manning hunkers down for a bipod-based airgun ambush as the bunnies continue to bounce back on his patch in Somerset

Rocksteady rabbiting

5 mins

Getting the lay of the land

Tom Payne tries his luck over laid barley and rues missed opportunities earlier in the year

Getting the lay of the land

5 mins

Breaking new ground

Al Gabriel has a new permission that’s just 50 acres but it has everything you could want to be a real deerstalker’s paradise

Breaking new ground

5 mins

No place like the North

Lindsay Waddell explores the incredible sporting history of Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland from the coast to the moors

No place like the North

6 mins

It's not all lost

When it comes to shooting kit, Felix Petit learns that British brands are still thriving

It's not all lost

5 mins

The gun that every one of us needs

After enjoying a productive day on the woodies above the maize, Mark Ripley considers the merits of using a semi-automatic shotgun

The gun that every one of us needs

5 mins

Sure, it's not lead but is it accurate?

When testing ‘non-toxic’ ammunition in .243, the nation’s favourite stalking calibre, Graham Downing is fairly impressed

Sure, it's not lead but is it accurate?

5 mins

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Shooting Times & Country Magazine Description:

PublisherFuture

CategoryFishing & Hunting

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyWeekly

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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