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Ah, November. The shooting season continues to gather pace amidst the dimming of autumn’s golden glow and the grip of winter rousing from hibernation. And whether it’s the nation’s top 20 pheasant shoots or what makes the perfect picking-up team, we have got all angles covered in this month’s issue of Shooting Gazette. The perfect reading for those long dark nights…

We’re in pheasant heaven
Has your favourite pheasant shoot made our top 20 list?

A shooting empire most excellent
We’re at Salperton in Gloucestershire with Ian Coley MBE.

The picking-up dream team
Roderick Emery on what makes the perfect human/ canine combination.

Just William
We’re spending 5 minutes with William Asprey, the founder of William & Son.

When my place becomes your place it becomes our place
What are the key ingredients of a good shoot room?

Perfect Christmas presents
Gifts for game shooters.

Are you sure your shotgun fits?
Martin Puddifer quizzes Bill Elderkin on just why gun fit is so important.

When the hunter became the hunted
Lifting the lid on the sporting life of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Fausti Italyco SLX, the Ford Ranger and the Royal Oak in Winsford go under the microscope.