It’s all change and no change at Shooting Gazette this October as our new look magazine coincides with the opening of the pheasant season. There’s still the same first class comment, advice and analysis from some of the most respected voices in the field, and we’ve thrown open our pages to more top quality photography than ever before. Look out for our new shoot briefing pages, which include news, reviews, reader opinion and five minutes with Phil Spencer. There’s also a brand new art and auctions page profiling star auction lots and the work of the best new and established sporting artists around. With a fantastic fresh new look and added content all round, its time to pour yourself a dram and enjoy the best our sport has to offer this autumn, including…

Fantastic pheasants
Shoot reports from Exmoor and North Yorkshire.

Shooting to save the pheasant
Celebrating the World Pheasant Association’s 40th anniversary.

Field trial advice for first timers
Justin Clarke asks if there’s a champion within your ranks.

Shooting smart
Win a shooting suit from Alan Paine worth over £600.

New shooting kit for the new season
Because every shoot wardrobe needs new blood.

Top tips for off-road driving
Ben Samuelson explains how to stay out of trouble on shoot day.

The great boxlock bargain
Donald Dallas on the sea of British gems waiting to be discovered.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Land Rover Defender, the Hotel Endsleigh in Milton Abbot, Devon, and the Chapuis Armes C135 Artisan Super Orion all go under the microscope.