November is the month when game shooters are in their element. The shooting is (hopefully) more accurate now the trigger is being pulled more often, the birds are flying faster and stronger, and as the countryside sheds its autumnal attire the air is fresh and the cheeks rosier than a robin’s red breast. We’re starting to think about Christmas too, so keep an eye out for a fantastic subscription offer in this month’s issue that is sure to make the perfect present for the shooter in your life.

Pheasant memories
Fond memories and faux pas from 40 years’ pheasant shooting.

The human range finder
One man’s mission to accurately measure cartridge performance.

Are you worried about recoil?
Advice on how to solve your woes.

Sir Barney speaks!
In conversation with Countryside Alliance executive chairman Sir Barney White-Spunner.

We can’t wait for Windsor
A preview of the IGL Retriever Championship at the Great Park.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Porch House in Stow, Gloucestershire; the Volkswagen Touareg; and the Holland & Holland Sporting Over & Under all go under the microscope.

Improve your rifle shooting
How a day on the range at WMS improved our accuracy.

Soldiers at Stockton
The Shooting for Heroes team visits Barney Stratton’s shoot for a day on partridge.

Shooting stocking fillers
Get the game shooter in your life what they really want this Christmas.