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In this issue

High-calibre companions
From plain workhorse to gunmaking work of art, our stalking rifle round-up has something for everyone.
By Charles Smith-Jones

Hope for the Dee’s salmon
Jonathon Muir explains how an innovative, two-pronged strategy is giving wild Atlantic salmon a fighting chance.

The apple of your eye

With scores to choose from in the UK, there is a delicious apple variety for everyone - and now is the ideal time to start thinking about planting one

The apple of your eye

3 mins

Art in the field

Being able to study her subjects as she races alongside them has informed Belinda Sillars work, as she explains to Janet Menzies

Art in the field

3 mins

A silvered sword from the Saxon armoury

With weaponry from the electoral court, the more silver on show, the higher the rank of the owner

A silvered sword from the Saxon armoury

2 mins

Nicole Moore

The Shooting Girl With An Afro blogger explains her passion for fieldsports and outlines the importance of sharing skills and knowledge with newcomers

Nicole Moore

3 mins

'Probably the greatest detective in the world'

For 100 years, on page and screen, Hercule Poirot has captivated audiences around the globe with his supreme intellect and peculiar eccentricities

'Probably the greatest detective in the world'

8 mins

View from a Bridgerton

They were the 18th-century version of a drinks trolley and now hunt tables are popular once again, partly due to Regency-period television dramas

View from a Bridgerton

7 mins

A brush with history

Britain is world renowned for its contribution to hair care and grooming, and, as its oldest firms will testify, heirlooms come in many forms

A brush with history

7 mins

Practically perfect

From modest origins, the gilet has evolved into a sporting wardrobe staple, combining function and fashion to become a status symbol in its own right

Practically perfect

7 mins

Best laid plans

The ancient craft of hedgelaying is playing a central role in efforts to restore the balance of nature on our farms

Best laid plans

7 mins

Under the spell of spaniels

Our favourite working breed comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which have successfully carved out their own special niche in British sport

Under the spell of spaniels

7 mins

Fishing Japanese...the road to tenkara KERON

Discovering this little-known, traditional approach to fly-fishing will take you on a spiritual journey and test your angling skills to the limit

Fishing Japanese...the road to tenkara KERON

7 mins

The time to act is now

With Labour odds-on to win the next election, the Countryside Alliance launches a vital call to arms to protect hunt staff, hounds and hunting itself

The time to act is now

7 mins

What's in a name?

The traditions of naming hounds stretch back hundreds of years but there is always room for a touch of innovation and humour

What's in a name?

7 mins

The more the merrier

The rise of driven game shooting in the 19th century led to a rise in orders for pairs (and trios) of guns. These identical siblings still hold a magical allure today

The more the merrier

7 mins

Cotherstone Moor Co Durham

It's a happy team of guns that leaves the moor having enjoyed a classic driven grouse day imbued with the camaraderie of close friends, kind weather, a dedicated team of shoot helpers and such a good show of wild birds. Conservation efforts in remote Baldersdale have helped to create habitat for a spectacular array of wildlife, as well as a surplus of red grouse

Cotherstone Moor Co Durham

7 mins

Embracing change in an ancient land

The Ballington shoot on the edge of Salisbury Plain offers classic partridge days but with one eye focused on creating a positive future for fieldsports

Embracing change in an ancient land

7 mins

Nature's bounty

Autumn foraging is on the agenda as Neil and Serena Cross venture out to gather woodland and hedgerow produce, from sloes to penny buns and chanterelles

Nature's bounty

3 mins

Vinnie Jones

The football hardman turned Hollywood movie gangster reveals his lifelong passion for the countryside and fieldsports, and explains how he is encouraging the next generation

Vinnie Jones

4 mins

The Barnsdale

This former hunting lodge has been transformed into a refined yet relaxed destination, discovers Alexandra Henton

The Barnsdale

3 mins

Art in the field

Through her work, painter Skye Holland celebrates the unspoilt and often challenging beauty of wild animals.

Art in the field

4 mins

Georgina Preston

The photographer explains how hunting helped her to find her place and inspired a passion for capturing beauty on camera that has blossomed into a career

Georgina Preston

3 mins

The challenge of the heather

When working with grouse, a dog’s training, experience and fitness level are markedly more relevant than its breed, as David Tomlinson discovers

The challenge of the heather

4 mins

In pursuit of the game

Women have hunted with hawks and falcons for hundreds of years, and are still helping to keep this most ancient sport alive today

In pursuit of the game

7 mins

Practically perfect in every way

In praise of the Mary Poppinses of the field, those sporting nannies who foster in their charges a love of the countryside and its pursuits that will last a lifetime

Practically perfect in every way

7 mins

The women who paved the way

Between the 18th and 20th centuries, a group of pioneering females defied the expectations of their time by playing a central role in the world of fieldsports

The women who paved the way

8 mins

Carrying a lot of clout in the Hindu Kush

An archery tournament in a remote, Taliban-controlled province of north-eastern Afghanistan unleashes fierce, but friendly, rivalry

Carrying a lot of clout in the Hindu Kush

6 mins

'Turkish' delights

Famous for their health benefits, so-called Turkish baths soared in popularity during the Victorian era. Today, the heat is on to protect the few that remain

'Turkish' delights

7 mins

An approach that is bearing fruit

The organisations on a mission to preserve and promote Britain's rich apple heritage

An approach that is bearing fruit

8 mins

Your five-star guide to Burghley Horse Trials 2023

Looking to make the most of your Burghley experience? From the horse sports to the shopping and everything in between, The Field has got you covered

Your five-star guide to Burghley Horse Trials 2023

4 mins

A new pack in old country

Hunting is the glue that holds many rural communities together but we must adapt in order to keep this tradition alive. Picking up where its predecessors left off, the Fife Bloodhounds are doing just that

A new pack in old country

8 mins

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The Field Magazine Description:

PublisherFuture

CategoryFishing & Hunting

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

The Field is published monthly and 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.

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