Shooting Gazette September 2015

Is it September already? Time waits for no sportsman, and while September means we’re on the fringes of autumn at least the partridges are ready. For traditionalists, only coveys bursting over hedgerows and rolling east England stubbles will do, but increasingly for others it has to be hardy birds catapulting across rugged valleys where guns have to keep their feet steady and cartridge-to-kill ratios in check. When you’re not pulling the trigger this month you’ll be in our company, of course, and there’s much to discuss…

Towering partridge
Will Hetherington explains why the birds at Drumlanrig in Dumfriesshire really know how to put on a show.

Get thee to Grinkle Park
Martin Puddifer presents a score of rain-soaked reasons to get up to this North Yorkshire bolthole.

Are you insured?
Your day could be cancelled for any number of reasons so why not get covered?

More than just flickers of brilliance
The rising star of Borders artist Clare Brownlow shows no sign of slowing down.

Win a bespoke animal portrait worth £1,000
A once in a lifetime competition to immortilise your animal courtesy of Clare Brownlow.

Meet the Bettinsons…
Amy Bates gets the lowdown on the Welsh father and son team taking the labrador world by storm.

Which side are you on?
Edward Watson explains why he’s going back to side-by-side shotguns.

Shooting with Teddy
Alec Marsh charts the sporting passions of the former US President Theodore Roosevelt.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Running Horses in Mickleham, the Benelli 828U and the Peugeot 508 RXH Hybrid all go under the microscope.