Shooting

2018-19 Season Review

By John Duncan

We don’t think we could say that the 2018-19 season was a classic! It’s been well documented that the detrimental effects that the ‘Beast from the East’ and the dry summer had on grouse numbers although early concerns about cover crops not growing due to the dry weather, were unfounded.

Whilst the early pheasant days were a success, many shoots struggled to hold onto their birds due to the mild and bright weather and an abundance of wild food...

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New GWCT book aims to raise standards in shooting

By John Duncan

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched a new book to increase understanding of shoot conservation and to raise standards by increasing awareness of Guns’ legal and ethical obligations including tackling some of the most controversial issues affecting shooting today...

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2018- Season Prospects

By Daniel Reynolds

Six months is a long time in the Natural World, and even more so in the heather-clad uplands of Northern England and Scotland. Most moors started the winter with good, healthy stocks of grouse, having had solid seasons last year. Who would have foreseen the effects of the long, challenging winter that was to come...

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Enthusiastic young guns at Druids Lodge

We are always keen to encourage the young, believing firmly that they are the future of shooting. Dan Reynolds hosted a day on Saturday at Druids Lodge where these two enthusiasts energetically joined their father with their toy guns...

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Shooting in Spain - a season overview

Our Roxtons guns have had a truly excellent driven partridge season in Spain. This year we had parties shooting from the 1st October through to the last week of the season, all with excellent results...

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Hannah Treliving reports on Spain

Partridge shooting in Spain has a long and colourful history so I went to visit the various lodges that we represent in a bid to understand the compelling appeal.

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