It’s March! We’ve been more than a few weeks without driven sport now, but of course there are still plenty of pigeons and deer to focus our efforts on. We’re often asked what it is we do at Shooting Gazette once the seasons close, and the simple answer is we’re as busy as ever! There’s still the same blend of first class shooting, comment and photography in this issue, but there’s also room for cover crops, gamekeeping students and some rather splendid spaniels, as you can see right here…

A welcome in the hillside
First rate partridge shooting from Llandinam in Powys.

Champion spaniels
All the news and results from both the springer and cocker championships.

Is 20 bore really best?
The case against smaller bores and lighter loads.

Where do you think you are?
The rural mapping company helping shoots to find their bearings.

Look to the lady
The lowdown on the lady gamekeeper at Holkham.

Making the grade
The story of how one gamekeeping college is churning out countryside custodians.

The sacred sanctuaries
The wonderful world of the secretive shoot hideaway.

Make sure the CAP fits on your shoot
All you need to know about changes to EU laws affecting landowners.

Now you see it, now you don’t
Why memory is a key trait of a good gundog.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The King John Inn, Royal Tollard; the Blaser F3 Vantage; and the Maserati Ghibli diesel all go under the microscope.